Tips for Selecting Kitchen and Dining Furniture
The right kitchen and dining furniture can help make preparing, eating, and sharing meals more enjoyable. At Payless Daily, we have all the furnishings you need to create an attractive, functional, and welcoming cooking and dining space, all at everyday low prices. Kitchen pantries, carts, and islands are designed to make your kitchen space as functional as possible. With a great selection of stylish, functional kitchen and dining furniture for less, Payless Daily has you covered.
Compare tables and chairs
Consider your available space and how many people you'd like to accommodate. Some tables come with leaves that allow you to expand for company. For maximum comfort, opt for a table that is at least 36 inches wide. Consider the base of the table as well. For more leg room, look for a pedestal table or thin legs on each corner.
For a table already in the home, or if you want to design each aspect of your seating arrangement, buy kitchen or dining room chairs individually instead of in a set. If you're adding chairs to an existing set, replacing a seat, or buying an entire set, allow for two feet for each chair for comfortable seating. Most tables are standard heights that work with standard kitchen and dining room chairs. For a kitchen counter or bar, consider height-appropriate bar stools or counter stools for extra seating.
It's convenient to buy a dining room or kitchen table and chair set. Typical standard table heights range between 28 and 30 inches. If you prefer casual seating that creates a relaxed, convivial atmosphere, consider the counter- or bar-height table sets that are also designed to fit into small spaces. Counter-height dining sets reach to between 35 to 39 inches in height. Bar-height pub table and chair sets typically range from around 41 to 43 inches in height and come in all styles from metal and glass to wood. For a standard-height rectangular table and chair set, consider:
- a 72-inch size to seat six people
- 96 inches for eight people
- 120 inches for ten
- 36 to 48 inches in diameter for four people
- 60 inches in diameter for six people
- 72 inches in diameter for eight people
Select kitchen storage
Pantries and storage cabinets
A pantry gives you extra storage space for canned goods, dry goods, and other nonperishable foods. pantry cabinets come in all sizes and door options in styles from classic to casual or contemporary. Choose what fits best in your particular space and blends well with the room's decor.
Versatile bakers racks fit in kitchens and dining rooms. In chrome, bronze, or mixed materials, they have a European flair that adds elegant open storage to a space. Racks come in all designs, many with built-in cutting boards, adjustable shelving, and wine bottle storage.
Kitchen islands and carts
Mobile kitchen islands can provide much efficient storage space as well as a surface for food preparation or dining. Rolling carts stored against a wall can hold small appliances, as well as dishware, and can be wheeled closer to where you need more surface space.
Finish with dining room cabinets
Sideboards and buffets
About waist height, these useful wide storage cabinets with legs hold all your dining room service pieces and utensils behind closed drawers and doors. Just about every finish and style is available to coordinate with your dining room set. Many times a hutch, which looks like a china cabinet, is placed on top of a buffet for added display and storage space.
Hold as many bottles of wine on display as you can with a dedicated wine cabinet that coordinates with your dining room furniture. Many wine cabinets are designed to safely store wine glasses. Some wine cabinets fold out to accommodate small spaces.
For mobile storage, opt for indoor or outdoor serving carts to coordinate with your decor and furnishings. In contemporary black and chrome to more ornate flower-cart designs, serving carts make it easy to entertain.
Protect, highlight, and display your dinnerware and glassware behind glass paneled doors. China cabinets come in various heights and widths, the more narrow widths hold curio displays, the wider more traditional widths are meant for full sets of dinnerware.
Bars and bar cabinets
Set up a bar with a stand-alone cabinet specially designed with railings and shelving to hold bar ware, stemware, and bottles. Styles include sleek contemporary to classic wood designs that you can stand behind and serve guests to sliding-top bar cabinets that increase the size of the serving area. Many bars include lengthwise foot rests and rails for the comfort of guests sitting on bar stools.