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5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Dining Set

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Dining Set

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Home furniture is an important investment,particularlybecause it serves a lasting purpose. Among this, the dining set has an important value because it holds the family together at a particular time each day. So if you are planning to buy a new dining set, here are a few things to consider:

1. Sturdiness

Dining sets are not bought to be replaced in a year or two. They make an expensive investment and therefore, should last for a long time. That means the set should be strong and sturdy, should be able to withstand stains, wear and tear, and mess ups. If you have young children at home, you can certainly expect more demand from the dining set. This is why most dining sets come in hardwoods. Hardwood material usually includes walnut, teak, oak, and maple. Even plywood and other engineered material can make for great sturdy dining sets.

2. Material

The material of the dining set should be chosen with consideration.

Glass dining table is contemporary and works well with any décor. It is reflective, tough, and brightens the surrounding space. Modern-day tempered glass heat-, scratch-, and knock-resistant which makes it an ideal addition to homes. On the other hand, if you decide to invest in a marble dining set, you can be rest assured that it is a worthy investment. Not only are these tables beautiful, they are exceptional in elevating the ambience of the space. However, they are bulky and susceptible to cracks over prolonged use. There is,however, nothing better than a dining table made of weathered wood. The raw grain look of the weathered wood gives a rustic feel to the space. It does not need too much maintenance—a simple polish every year is enough to protect it and last for years.

3. Movability

Before making your purchase decision, make sure that the furniture you havebought is easy to move around. When it comes to dining tables, rectangular/square tables are a big, fat NO. These are bulkier and inconvenient to move around the home. Round tables, on the other hand, are easier to move when changing places. If you are more likely to shift, plastic tables, which come in different colours and finishes make a good investment. Modular dining tables such as those made of plywood are lighter, durable, and can be assembled and undone when required. You will find great designs if you are looking for one.

4. Shape and Style

The shape of the dining table is essential if you live in apartments or small homes. Round tables, as mentioned before, are a perfect fit; they can be moved around easily and make for flexible seating. On the contrary, rectangular tables make for a limited number of seats and leg placement. More people are opting for oblong, oval, and crescent-shaped dining sets because they can fit in smaller spaces and allow more seating.

5. Colours

While you can experiment with colours, dining sets should be bought in basic colours because they can easily merge with the rest of the home décor and because ofthey last longer. Black dining sets are elegant and matte finishes can withstand scratches. You can also choose retro colours if you like.

Alder is a leader in exceptionally crafted wooden furniture in India. The group has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility of ‘Complete Knockdown’ furniture in Himachal Pradesh and New Delhi with a production capacity of producing over 5,000 furniture units a month. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

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