Each per­son dreams that his kitchen is cozy and com­fort­able, and not only rel­a­tives, but also friends gath­er at a spa­cious table. There­fore, large kitchen tables are in high demand; they dif­fer in shape, mate­r­i­al, col­or, but any of them can become a key ele­ment of the inte­ri­or, if you choose the right one.Large kitchen tables

What material to choose a large table

The mate­r­i­al of the prod­uct plays an impor­tant role. Kitchen fur­ni­ture should be of high qual­i­ty, prac­ti­cal, envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly and designed in the same style. Din­ing tables are most often made of wood, glass and met­al. Let’s con­sid­er each mate­r­i­al in more detail.


Any glass fur­ni­ture brings light­ness and airi­ness to the room. A large glass table­top can be a styl­ish dec­o­ra­tion for your liv­ing room or din­ing room. Such prod­ucts are made of lam­i­nat­ed glass (triplex), which has high impact resis­tance and is not scratched. How­ev­er, large glass kitchen tables require spe­cial care.


So far, met­al tables in kitchens are rare, more often com­bined ones are used, when the base is met­al, and the coun­ter­top is made of a dif­fer­ent mate­r­i­al. How­ev­er, met­al is a great option for an urban style kitchen. Din­ing tables are most often made of stain­less steel. Their shiny, light-reflect­ing sur­face visu­al­ly expands the kitchen space. Such prod­ucts are well com­bined with kitchen appli­ances, objects made of glass, stone and wood.


The lead­ers of sales are large tables for the kitchen made of wood. The most com­mon mate­r­i­al is sol­id beech. Oak, pine and wal­nut are also used. How­ev­er, wood­en fur­ni­ture in the kitchen, where there is high humid­i­ty and tem­per­a­ture changes, can crack, and there­fore needs peri­od­ic restora­tion.

A more demo­c­ra­t­ic sub­sti­tute for wood is fur­ni­ture made of chip­board and MDF. It is prac­ti­cal and comes in a vari­ety of col­ors, mak­ing it suit­able for most inte­ri­ors.

Table shape selection

The choice of form depends on many fac­tors, includ­ing inte­ri­or design and per­son­al pref­er­ences. If it is planned to mark a large num­ber of peo­ple in the din­ing area, then a rec­tan­gu­lar coun­ter­top design is more appro­pri­ate. You can solve this prob­lem in anoth­er way — to pur­chase fur­ni­ture with retractable ele­ments, then its shape can be any.


The square shape of the coun­ter­top is the most famil­iar and con­ve­nient. Square large tables can be placed in the cen­ter, near the wall and in the cor­ner of the room, they save kitchen space, fit into any inte­ri­or. For spa­cious kitchens, large coun­ter­tops are suit­able; for a small kitchen, a rec­tan­gu­lar or square copy with a slid­ing mech­a­nism would be an excel­lent option.


Where­as a max­i­mum of 4 peo­ple can fit at a stan­dard square table, more can be accom­mo­dat­ed at a rec­tan­gu­lar top. It has long been the most com­mon option for the kitchen. Even large mod­els of rec­tan­gu­lar din­ing tables can be eas­i­ly placed in small spaces. They are placed against the wall, and if nec­es­sary, pushed to the cen­ter.


Large round tables require a lot of free space, so they are not suit­able for a small kitchen. But they will look great in din­ing rooms and liv­ing rooms. They are com­fort­able, the absence of sharp cor­ners guar­an­tees safe­ty in oper­a­tion, which is impor­tant for fam­i­lies with small chil­dren. The most suc­cess­ful place­ment is the cen­ter of the room or the area by the win­dow.


The oval shape of the table­top, like the round one, brings sophis­ti­ca­tion and ele­gance to the inte­ri­or. Large din­ing oval tables will dec­o­rate any din­ing room. Behind them, you can accom­mo­date more guests than behind rec­tan­gu­lar ones with the same width and length. But for a com­pact kitchen, a rec­tan­gu­lar or square shape is prefer­able.

Large table design

Din­ing tables are made non-fold­ing (mono­lith­ic) and trans­formable. They con­sist of a lid (top), under­frame and trans­form­ing devices to cre­ate addi­tion­al space. There are prod­ucts with slid­ing, retractable and hinged cov­ers and slid­ing and fixed under­frame. These fea­tures allow you to increase the capac­i­ty up to 8 peo­ple.

Slid­ing tables have dif­fer­ent shapes of table­tops: square and rec­tan­gu­lar, round and oval. To save space, it is bet­ter to choose a square slid­ing kitchen table, which takes up a min­i­mum of space, and if nec­es­sary, eas­i­ly trans­forms into a large din­ing area.

For a large fam­i­ly, we can rec­om­mend an oval fold­ing kitchen table: if you expand it, the table­top area will almost dou­ble. This is the best option for those who receive many guests or like to stay in com­fort.

Anoth­er type of tables — trans­form­ers. They are equipped with com­plex fold­ing mech­a­nisms that allow you to unfold in 2–3 move­ments. The advan­tages include the abil­i­ty to adjust the dimen­sions and height.

Advantages and disadvantages

The main advan­tage of a large mono­lith­ic table in the kitchen is the abil­i­ty to seat a suf­fi­cient num­ber of peo­ple behind it with­out lay­ing it out. How­ev­er, such a kitchen table is only suit­able for a large kitchen, such as, for exam­ple, in coun­try hous­es.

The dis­ad­van­tage of mono­lith­ic prod­ucts is their price. But when buy­ing it is bet­ter not to save. Kitchen fur­ni­ture should be of high qual­i­ty and beau­ti­ful.

Slid­ing struc­tures have their own advan­tages — sav­ing space and the abil­i­ty to trans­form. There is only one minus — the slid­ing mech­a­nism can fail.

Hav­ing made the right choice of a large din­ing table, you can be sure that it will last for many years and will delight both the own­ers of the house and their many guests all this time.