Dining Set, a buying guide

While getting yourself a Dining Set is mandatory, do you know that the size, shape, and material choice of this Set can be important setting your daily life patterns, and also changing your lifestyle. And so before you set your eyes on a perfect Dining Set for your house, do consider the following factors that may help you when selecting the ideal set. 

#1 Budget
Ultimately, it would be the budget that decides on the choice of Dining Set.
   1. Hardwoods are sturdy and can get by the years easily but are usually found with high price tags.
   2. Alternatively, tables of composite woods (e.g. plywood, MDF) are durable and readily available island wide but would not be as strong and long-lasting as hardwoods. They, however, come at a fraction of the price. So if you have plans on changing your furniture frequently, this might be a choice.
   3. This third group would include a choice of alternative materials like marble, glass, or even for metal for the industrial-enthusiasts. These, except the first two that increasingly available locally, would require customization and thus come with a hefty price as well.

#2 Lifestyle

Your lifestyle is also another depicting factor on the choice of Dining Set. Do you work at home, or only return home at night after work each day? Do you use the Dining Table for work, as well as other entertaining activities aside from dining?

Shapes, Sizes, and Styles

While round and oval would do well in a dining space with ample space, a square or rectangular table would do well in small spaces, and some come with an extendable option, for individuals who would like a little more space.

Do take note of getting Dining Furniture in sizes appropriate to your space. An adequate sized Dining Set would not only enhance your dining space, but make the space look more roomy and stylish. Do check out the table’s support and dining chair’s legs if they complement well with one another.

Number of People

Would the table accommodate only you? A spouse? Is it for a family of three or four? Or would this table be used, also for year-end family gatherings of up to 8 or 10 persons? This would ultimately depict the size your Dining surface and if you would need a second table for all the dining activities that you might have.

These would be some areas of consideration, and do take some time to think (and discuss with persons you will be sharing your home with) before laying your hands on one. Don’t buy on impulse and regret after that!

And do pop by our showrooms at The Furniture Mall, located at 10 Toh Guan Road, for various styles of Dining Sets, and some that might have caught your attention or heart. Do check out our Facebook and Website for current promotions and offers before you visit too!

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