“Hostess with the mostess” a compliment that we strive for when we are given the privilege of hosting guests in our home. Suddenly you are now the host/hostess and you are looking to be praised for your stress-free approach, perfectly cooked food, and amazing hospitality. But there's one thing plaguing your mind and that is “the dining table set up”.
If you remember Christmas or big family occasions from your childhood, catering for extra dining guests meant that you were sent out to the shed to grab the plastic garden table and chairs to give them a wipe down, mask it with a tablecloth, and voila, the small round dining table now has a new rectangle table beside it but 5 inches lower.
The dinner guests are now sitting on the garden chairs which are much lower to the ground than you, your parents frantically run to the living room to grab extra cushions to prop the guests up to allow them to have a better view of everyone. We are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this hard anymore.
Initially, when buying a dining table you visualise it in the space you have and how many people you have to cater for on a daily basis. If there are four in your family a nice compact round or rectangle table would be the perfect solution. Four months down the line you decide to invite your parents for dinner and now you are stuck with using extra tables and chairs from around the house.
You don’t have to worry about this scenario again. You can have a dining table that will allow for more space in your kitchen/dining area that also becomes a perfect place to host those extra dinner guests when we are allowed to do so.
Extendable Dining tables have a wealth of different types that will fit any style of home. They come with the option of extending from the middle or the end. Some will have the option to purchase additional extension leaves that can be stored away and taken out for when you have to cater for extra dinner guests. There are endless options and benefits when it comes to extendable dining tables.
Whether you are looking for a round, oval or rectangle dining table the extending option is there for all. Some round-extending tables fully extend into an oval shape, which will automatically create a dining set for 6 instead of 4. Our Versaille and Country Cottage dining tables at first glance look like small compact round tables but once pulled out from either side they become oval tables that would be fit for a banquet.
If you want a more rounded table but are looking at something that extends from 6 people to 8 then an Oval extendable table would be an ideal selection. The Toulouse dining table is a fantastic oval option that can be tucked away neatly to expand the space in your room but will do all the hard work when it comes to expanding your seating area.
If you are living in a small apartment or house, your main priority is maximising your space. There are numerous choices for a smaller kitchen/dining area. The Dine extendable table is an ideal compact table that will go from 115cm to 150cm within seconds. Round options like the Hudson table extend from 4 to 6 guests by pulling out both sides.
For a large dining area or large family, there is no need to purchase a humongous dining table that will eat up all your space (no pun intended) when not in use. Look towards tables that go from 6 to 8 or even 10 guests. The Athens round and rectangular tables are a practical and stylish option for those looking for something bigger. Another great idea if you're a frequent host is having a kitchen or dining bench instead of a load of spare dining chairs that will only be in the way when the table is not extended.
You may have your reservations about the durability and quality of an extendable dining table. Rest assured, thanks to the very strong construction and simple design it will last for many years to come. This is because the extension features do not move on their own as the table itself simply slides apart. Its solid construction and clever design make it one of the most versatile pieces of furniture.
All extendable dining tables transform within minutes. Some give you the option of adding on an extension leaf with ease. Extension leaves can be stored away all year long. When the time comes to accommodate guests on special occasions, they can be attached easily without any stress or hassle. Tip: Ensure that you don’t place your table directly in the sun, this will fade your dining table and your extension leaves will end up being darker than your table over time. Our Mila, Alaska and Calvi ranges are stunning stylish tables that enable you to attach an extension leaf at the drop of a hat.
No matter what style you have envisioned for your dining room, you will be sure to find a table that will suit your design needs and extend at the same time. You have the choice of wooden, melamine, glass and marble tables. It is possible to find anything from modern, traditional to contemporary that will suit a variety of interiors.
Whether it's catering for family members that have popped in for a quick unexpected bite or a grand party, your dining set will always remain the focal point of your humble abode. Deciding to choose an extendable dining table will serve you well for years to come by adding interest and practicality to your kitchen/dining area.