In times gone by, kitchen tables were massive, square or rectangular, and made of wood. In a word, there was not much choice. But nowadays, modern kitchen tables can introduce a wide scope of individuality into your kitchen. Everything from the way they are designed, to the materials that they used and the shape that they are made in, can be twisted and turned around so that you can have a resolutely modern approach in that key room in your house, which is the kitchen.

Kitchen tables can be made out of stainless steel, or have composite or glass-topped services to them. These surfaces can be chosen to blend in with the rest of your kitchen design. For example, if you have chosen stainless steel work surfaces and kitchen sinks, then a stainless steel table may be appropriate. On the other hand, you may want to break up the stainless steel aspect with a kitchen table that has a granite top for example.

Modern kitchen tables no longer have to be square. They can be round or oval. This is particularly well suited when you use your kitchen for informal gatherings. With a round table, you’ll always have space for just one more person to join the group. In addition, with small children who may be playing in the kitchen while you work, or who pass through to get from one area to another, round tables have no sharp edges for them to hurt themselves.

If you are limited on space in your kitchen, then there is more than just one option open to you concerning modern kitchen tables. The first personality is to have a kitchen table that folds away. This can be a small surface that slides out of kitchen cabinets where two or three people can sit for breakfast, a snack or just to get a coffee. It can also be a table joined to a wall with a long hinge that you can fold away against the wall when you do not need it, then bring back out again and unfold its legs to make it into a horizontal support when you do.

Who says you still need a classical kitchen table? The modern kitchen table has also evolved into the kitchen island. This item of kitchen furniture includes much of the functionality of a kitchen table with an upper work surface for food preparation, writing and enjoying eating with others. Typically placed in a central location in the kitchen, it may also be provided with integral power points, and possibly even a sink with water and drainage outlets. As a “modern kitchen table”, the kitchen island may for this reason also be fixed solidly to the kitchen floor.

Whatever your requirements in terms of modern kitchen tables, remember to apply the basic rules of choice that concern what you need to do with it and how it needs to look. With these fundamental criteria in mind, you are sure to find the solution is right for you.

Author Jennifer Akre is an owner of a wide variety of online specialty shops that offer both items and information on how you can easily furnish and decorate your space. Whether it’s your living, bedroom, or even your deck or patio, there are many tips you can use to make those spots both functional and beautiful. Today, she offers advice on how to create a fabulous indoor area by using beautiful kitchen furniture and dependable dining tables. Each would be a wonderful addition to your home.

Kitchen Tables FAQ:

Question: Do they still make formica top kitchen tables?

Answer: They do -mostly vintage style ones -you can easily refinish your formica top by applying new sheet formica to the existing table top.

Question: Where is a good place to look online for kitchen tables?
I want to buy a full length wooden kitchen table. Rectangular, and that sits 8 people. I want to find out average prices.

Answer: I like Ikea.

Question: How do I remove the surface of my kitchen table? I want to paint it an ivy green. Is using paint ok-what kind?

Answer: If your table is a true wood, then sand the finish until it is dull (no shine or sheen remains) apply a good quality primer and several coats of paint. Sand lightly between paint coats to ensure a smooth finish. I prefer oil base, or alkyd enamels for this type of project.

Question: How do you take out nail polish remover off of a kitchen table?
I stained my kitchen table with nail polish remover and I have no clue how to get it out.

Answer: If it left a white ring, then try lemon juice.

Question: Deep scratches on a kitchen table?
I have sanded off the kitchen table where it is bare wood but I also made some deep scratches on one of the corners. I have tried sanding it down, or covering it up with a darker stain, but it don’t work. Can someone tell me a home remedy or tell me of something that I can buy to get the scratches off?

Answer: This sometimes works on deep gouges, and it might be worth a try: Take a clean towel, that you have dampened with water (I know it sounds bad), and then let that sit on the scrape. That usually expands the wood, and makes the scrape much better. then you can finish as needed when it has dried. Sometimes just a daily oil polish will work too, but that takes awhile

Question: What do I seal my kitchen table with?
I just painted my kitchen table. I want a country cottage feel to the kitchen bc its very beachy themed… so I painted the table a blue sanded the edges and added a bry wax to it. It gave it that authentic rustic look. I did this in a flat finish… now what do I seal it with or coat it with to protect it from dishes…glasses..water stains?

Answer: You will have to remove the wax if you want to seal it. You can get a nice satin Varathane spray. Give two light coats, go over it with steel wool between coats. It should look great!

Question: Cleaning a wood kitchen table?
What should I use to clean my kitchen table that is all wood? I usually just use windex after every meal. Is that okay? I’ve also used pledge to clean it. It just doesn’t seem right to clean it with pledge even if it’s all wood. To me the pledge doesn’t get it really clean and just makes it really greasy. I don’t want to eat on something greasy.

Answer: You could use Pledge, but make sure that it says wood cleaner and not polish. There wood cleaner is great. Windex is also good. If you want to sanitize the table better, take a small amount of bleach and water and damp wipe the table. Let set for a few minutes, then wipe dry.

Question: How to fix a kitchen table legs?
I want to fasten or anchor kitchen tables legs.

Answer: Turn table over & put extra wood chunk in hole before screwing it back together, Maybe even just tooth picks.