A dining area can be many things, and when it comes to furnishing it, your options are seemingly limitless - and can therefore also be overwhelming at a glance. In addition to considering the style, color, shape and material, you'll also need to consider whether you prefer to sit at a standard height or counter height table. Before you start browsing, let’s discuss some features and pros of these tall versions of the traditional kitchen table.
A standard table is normally fewer than 30 inches high. This is the type of eating nook table most of us grew up with and know. However, depending on the layout of your home, a taller table could actually be much better suited. If your eating area is an extended part of your kitchen space, a tall table is a great option. Keeping things on level will give the kitchen more of a relaxed feel and even allow you extra tabletop space for food preparation. A tall table also tends to create a more informal atmosphere and is a great choice if you entertain often, as it'll let your guests eat and mingle without feeling confined to their seating arrangements.
Counter height tables, while not smaller than regular tables, also tend to create the appearance of taking up less space. This means they’ll stand out positively in smaller homes where dining spaces are limited, perfect for eat-in kitchens, lofts and more.