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Selecting a Dining Set

Posted by tayyabba (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 1, 12 at 16:24

I have about a 9' x 9' area to set up for dining. I'm not sure what kind of dining set I should look into to maximize that space. I don't want to obstruct traffic to the back patio and there is a baseboard heater on one side of the wall. Should I place an area rug under the dining set to kind of separate the spaces? Any advice would be greatly appreciated including size, shape and materials.

Thank you!


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RE: Selecting a Dining Set

The question is how many need to dine there on a daily basis?
You will be able to get more people around a round table than rectangular. 9 by 9 is a very small area....surely you can push that back into the room more.


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RE: Selecting a Dining Set

I just replaced a 54"round with a rectangle that is 36 x 54. The eating area is between the kitchen and the family room so there is a lot of thru traffic. .

Both seat 6 but we really like the rectangle because it allows more room for people to walk. It also has a butterfly leaf that allows it to open to a 54" square really easily so it can seat 8. We keep the extra 2 chairs in the garage.

Here is a link that might be useful: rectangle to square


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