what size dining room table should I get?
Ok. This is not a food related question, but I figured a dining room table is usually used to enjoy a meal at so I'd see if anyone here had any advice.
We recently moved and went from a very large dining room to a small dining room. It is open on one end to the length isn't an issue but the room is only 8 feet wide. My current table is 42" wide with a bench on one side and it is difficult getting on and out on the one side. The opposite side is open to the kitchen with a peninsula counter dividing the rooms.I am thinking a 36" table will work but will that be too narrow to serve food on? Should we get 2benches? I don't particularly like that idea because the bench can be harder to get in and out of when there are multiple people sitting on it. I should mention that so far we are a family of four but often have anywhere from 2-7+ extra people over so I don't think a round table will work. And with the configuration of the room, we can't put built in benches on either of the long sides of the table (cabinets on one side and patio door on the other) Any table recommendations? Or, should I try to convince my husband we need to move a wall! This is my one issue with the house so I'm hoping for a solution.