The centre of family life happens more at the dining table than anywhere else in a typical home. Meals are a labour of love that is spread out for family members to gather around to eat, talk and enjoy each other's company. The dining furniture in any home must be practical and yet reflect your lifestyle and tastes. The size, shape, materials and design helps facilitate the flow of food and conversation. As Singapore's No. 1 Solid Wood retailer, we have shortlisted the top 10 types of dining furniture that fits all homes of various square footage.
#1 - Extendable Dining Table
Have the option to host a bigger group without space constraint! The Sarah Extendable Dining Table comes in 2 options, 1.2m or 1.4m long. They extend to 1.6m and 1.8m respectively. The butterfly flaps are tucked away neatly underneath when collapsed and secured by 4 dowel joints when in use. Made from solid Malaysian Oak, it's a sturdier piece compared to other extendables that are prone to damage.
The edges are also rounded to prevent injuries, a family-friendly design. The ideal choice for the next big party!
#2 - Easy Access Cabinets for WFH Arrangements
With the pandemic not going away so soon, working from home or studying from home has become a trend that is here to stay. The dining table becomes the ideal place to study and work between meals. The easy to access cabinets can store away documents, stationery, books and work accessories. The lap table can be matched with many different cabinet configurations and sizes to fit almost any home.
The lap dining table is available in 1.2m x 0.7m, 1.4m x 0.7m, 1.9m x 1.0m and 2.1m x 1.0m. The leg has five options. It can be a solid slab, open shelves, three drawer cabinet, two piece metal legs or a two piece straight wooden legs.
#3 - Expand Kitchen Countertop Space
For a casual vibe, a counter or pub-height dining set would do the trick. It table stands at 90cm above ground, just like your kitchen counter. It's comfortable to use while sitting or standing, providing extra prep space when you're cooking at home. The height of its seats also makes it easier to slip in and out.
Matched with a low slung sofa set in the living room is one way of achieving a layered look. Having furniture in a room arranged with increasing heights creates layers of interest. It allows the eye to explore and appreciate more details that would otherwise be blocked.
The 100% solid wood table is matched plush seats, a curved back design and a 100% solid wood frame that lets you sit for hours on end. Make every meal a cozy one with this set!
#4 - Durable Solid Surface Option
True to its name, the table sits on a long, thick wood pedestal block that has 2 metal plates at the bottom to provide a stable and sturdy foundation. Its pedestal design, a single central large leg, means that there no legs at the corner to get in the way. Now, you can squeeze and seat more people at the table without the corner legs obstructing your guests.
You can opt for an American Walnut top or solid surface top. If you prefer the solid surface option, you can select from 40 different colors and patterns. Solid surfaces are non-porous, low maintenance, tough and extremely practical. You can customize your top up to 2.4m in length.
#5 - Sit Back and Relax
Bring the living room comfort to your dining with the AMERICANA Sofa Dining set. It's modular, so you can piece the chairs together to create a long bench or loveseat depending on the occasion. Pairing natural Malaysian Oak wood with plush seats upholstered in light grey fabric makes this a timelessly chic piece. The best part? It's made for petites - your feet won't dangle off the ground when you're enjoying your meal.
A truly unique dining set that ticks all the boxes. Come over to our Furniture, Art & Baby Megastore @ 25 Tagore to view this beauty in all her glory!
#6 - For Those Who Like It Thick, Strong and Solid
This traditional 100% solid wood dining set is loved by everyone since like forever. Its key feature that has made it a bestseller is its huge legs. They anchor the table and exudes strength, stability and security.
Measuring 1.5m in length, it's a suitable size for HDBs and apartments. The natural walnut color is complemented by the rose patterned cream fabric for a touch of elegance. Curved backrest, sanded down edges and no toxic adhesives are amongst the reasons why our customers love this set so much! We made this a family-friendly piece to last beyond a single generation.
#7 - Beautiful and Strong
A simple look with complex engineering. Instead of straight pillars, the legs are slanted to prevent wobbling, making it extra sturdy through sheer engineering design. This eliminates the need for apron beams below the table top. This means you have more space. You can move or cross your legs comfortably without bruising your knee. The design emphasizes on clean, thin, straight lines for simplicity when there's more than it meets the eye.
This table is available in 1.4m x 0.8m, 1.6m x 0.9m and 1.8m x 0.9m.
#8 - Safe Glass Top
Dining at a round table facilitates conversation and it's easier to pass around dishes. This piece is designed by Sean Dix, an internationally-acclaimed interior architect and furniture/product designer, will be the spectacle of your home. What's amazing about this humble yet grand piece of furniture lies in the table base that is made from solid American Walnut in a symmetrical form, showing off a skilled and detailed craftsmanship.
#9 - Marble Top
Enjoy the opulence of marble in your kitchen without the troublesome care, stain anxieties and repairs. The Kansas Marble Top Dining Table is super-engineered marble, imitating the natural stone's veins and colour. It's non-porous, stain-resistant, scratch-resistant and easy to maintain. Simply wipe with a damp cloth and some soap after every meal, no fancy cleaning products needed.
Its extremely resilient, made to withstand daily wear and tear. Edges are rounded to prevent hard knocks and a table apron is added to provide long-lasting stability.
#10 - Design Your Own Dining
Your home will definitely stand out from the crowd, and you'll be able to maximise every nook and cranny. Space is a luxury in Singapore, so rather than buying furniture with compromises, let furniture fit into your square footage instead!
Our Carpentry&ID team are able to help you design your dream dining room with FREE consultation at our Furniture, Art & Baby Megastore @ 25 Tagore. Drop us a visit and see how we can build your home together.