A dining room is a place where you can relax and unwind, enjoying a meal with family or friends. Some people have a separate dining room whilst others have a living room / dining room or a kitchen diner. When choosing your dining room table, it is important to consider how many seats you need around the table and also how much room you have available. If you often need to seat 6 or more people then you will need a large table. If there is only 2-4 of you and you rarely have people round for dinner then a smaller table will often be enough. Extending tables are the perfect option for those with limited space but who would like the option to seat more people when they entertain. There are a number of different types of extending dining room tables, some actually have a removable piece that is slotted in the middle of the existing table. Others have extending ends where you can tuck them away under the table when not in use. Tables that have an extension each end allow you to only extend it partially if needed.
The cost of a dining room table varies drastically, from around £100 for a table that seats 4 to upwards of a few thousand pounds for a large solid wood table. You also need to consider what you want your table to be made out of. Some people always go for wooden tables whilst others may prefer glass or a combination or both. Glass tables can be scratched easily and often show up the dust very quickly, so unless you are going to have a tablecloth on it all them time or dust every day, this may not be the best option for you. Wooden tables can look lovely but you do need to be careful when putting hot plates or dishes on them or if they get wet as water will mark them. If it is solid wood then it can probably be sanded down and varnished but this is not something you want to do often. Ideally you should try and put a table protected under the cloth when laying the table to give it that extra level of protection.
You can buy tales that come with a bench the one side. This allows it to be neatly tucked away under the table when not in use. Although this can be practical, they are not always the comfiest for seating on for long periods of time.