Now that the kitchen table and chairs set has found its way back into the kitchen as an extension of dining options in the home, the question becomes in many homes.
“How can we best integrate a kitchen table and chairs set intelligently into the space we have available?” Part of the problem, of course, is that many modern homes, and even some older homes, weren’t really designed with this furniture combination in mind.
Savvy designers are increasingly turning to the idea of a corner set for the kitchen, one that makes maximum use of little used space to offer the most seating and greatest amount of table space.
A traditional kitchen table and chairs set requires a lot of space, largely because of the chairs. Most professionals recommend a minimum of 30″ between the table edge and a wall; more is desirable because there’s not much maneuvering room with just 2 ½ feet, especially in this day and age.
Corner units fix this problem. Because the bench seating can butt right up against a wall, there’s no need to accommodate the additional space needed so a chair can be pulled out. This is a tremendous space saver.
A corner kitchen table and chairs set can be added one of two ways. The first is the most traditional, using benches in lieu of chairs in a corner. Depending on the space, you can put a single bench against a wall or if you have a square table, a bench on two sides in an “L” shape. You can then use another bench or chairs on the other two sides or even another bench of additional seating.