Guest Blog #187, Entry #669, September 21, 2011
The kitchen is often referred to as ‘the heart of the home’, and for good reason; out of all the rooms in the home, the kitchen often sees the most frequent use by both family members and visitors alike. Therefore, investing in a designer dining table for the eating area in your kitchen would be a worthwhile investment.
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A designer table can improve the look of a kitchen substantially, when the overall style and materials used are considered. A quality designer table, made from solid wood, which matches or compliments that of your cabinets, can give the room a cohesive and high-end appearance. Cheaper wooden table options are often made from low-grade materials, and then coated with laminate finishes to give the furniture the appearance of a certain type of wood. After frequent use, the table’s finish may begin to peel or chip, and look tattered and old, even though the table may have been recently purchased. A designer, solid wood table will be far more durable and worth its monetary value. A designer wooden table is likely to last far longer than the cheaper options available and, therefore, give you good value for money.
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Glass & Metal
Another popular option in designer tables is glass and metal combinations. These tables are great for a modern style or a kitchen where metal finishes and hardware are present. Another great aspect of these tables is that the wood finish of the cabinets does not need to be closely matched to the table, in order to achieve a cohesive feel. The metal finish of a table can come in a variety of styles such as chrome, oil-rubbed bronze, stainless steel and more. The metal finish of hardware etc., in your kitchen should be considered here. The glass used can be clear, black or tinted in a variety of shades. A cheaper glass table may not be as durable as the designer options available. The glass may not be as thick, robust or tempered for differing temperatures, thus making is more likely to break with frequent use. The metal used for aspects such as legs and framework may be thinner or lower quality, and more likely to bend or break. Therefore, investing in a designer metal and glass combination table is more likely to give you good value for money.
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Designer tables come in a great variety of styles, sizes and shapes; therefore, you are sure to find the perfect match for your kitchen. Investing in a beautiful and well-made designer table is sure to impress all who enjoy time in the heart of your home.
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