What to Consider When Buying a Second Hand Dining Room Set

There are many things to consider before buying a second hand dining room set and after surfing the net we have discovered several things to think about.

Size of Your Dining Room Set

The first thing you need to consider is the size the dining table needs to be and how many peaople it will need to cater for on a regular basis. Then, allow at least 2 extra seats for guests. We have found that a good rule is to allow 48 inches (122 cm) from the edge of the table to the wall of the room. Also, each person sitting at the table should be at least 24 inches (61 cm) from each other. A very important consideration is the size of the room! There should be enough room around the edge of the table to be able to move chairs around and get in and out of their seats. You deffinatly don’t want you or your guests to be crammed against the wall!

Use of Your Dining Room Set

Everyone uses their dining tables in different ways. It could be used everyday for those who enjoy family meal time or mearly for those special occoations, such as christmas or birthdays. It could be used as an eating area as well as a home office place or for hosting meetings if you woke from home. The use of your table will impact the type of table you may buy. if you often have people working at it then a glass or hard poly may be a wise choice, as some timbers can be marked/indented easily from people writing on them. If it is used for both working on and eating on then consider a sturdy wooden table with a strong finish to protect the table from any stains or spills!

Style/Look of Your Dining Room Set

Considering the style of your dinning room set is as important as the size and use of your table. You want your table to look attractive and stylish as well a buying something that compliments your room. Depending on the style of your house, and your preferred style, will also have an impact when buying a dining room set. There are a huge range of styles from very traditional through to minimalist modern. A glass table with make your space look open and bigger, whereas a solid timber, bulky table will look heavier and perhaps shrink the size of your room. It is a lot easier to buy a dinning room set rather than just a table as you will have matching chairs that not only match your table, but will compliment your room. If you already have chairs, then buy a table that suits your room and looks good!

I hope our tips will help you out when buying a dining room set to make your room look presentable yet stylish! Visit our store to see a full range of quality second hand dining room sets.

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