Open concept rooms, scaled-down floor plans, and busier lives have changed the way we see—and use—the dining table. Formal dining tables, which were once kept highly polished and reserved for special occasions, have become fully integrated into everyday life. And we're not just using them more often; we’re using them for more than just sitting and eating.
Along with how it will look in the room and how many people it seats, there’s plenty to consider when shopping for a dining table. Besides meals with family and friends, think about all the other things you might use your table for.
Do you need something to double as a desk while you work or take classes at home? Are you looking for an extra-large surface for cooking and baking? Will you use it for crafts, gift wrapping, and school projects? Is game night a big deal with your friends and family?