The recent trend in the home interior is increasingly having a contemporary open cooking area, combined with the dining room. Most of the dining room tables are commonly set really close to or even attach to a kitchen island. For a limited-size room, it would be practical and space-saving if you apply tables that are super-efficient and multipurpose in designs.
1. Extendable Dining Tables
It is the most common and traditional style for a more practical dining table. It has additional segments or called ‘leaves’ inserted to the two opposite ends. Slid them apart to obtain extending framework.
When not needed, you can fold the leaves under.
There are also extendable round dining tables that can be stretched for a wider surface.
2. Pull-out Dining Tables
First, they begin as a kitchen island, a buffet or even a classic china cabinet. Pull out a certain part (the drawer-like under the island), and it turns into an extending dining table. It can be leg-less or have a folded legs under the bottom outside the door(s), while the table stays pack inside the cabinet or drawer.
This type of table allows you to have a comfy breakfast bar for two in your really small kitchen.
It depends on your needs, to provide more seating you can extend the width of your kitchen island.
3. Foldable Dining Tables
Traditional drop-leaf tables have a well-known gate-leg design for more permanent placement. Nowadays, they come with an extra storage benefit in the form of neat, thin drawers for organizing napkins or cutlery. Also, a more contemporary style transforms foldable dining tables into appealing small corner tables.
When not used, you can place it on the corner to open up your space.
It’s cool that this compact table can turn into a spacious dining table. Not only that, it also include a storage space.
4. Drop Down Dining Tables
Also called a pull-down dining room tables, they usually have the pull-down mechanisms that are hidden concealed neatly and directly into walls. They seem to appear from nowhere, and voila, it turns out a table. Another design is the folding and convertible wall mount leg-less dining table.
When folded, it serves as a unique wall decoration.
If you like something more simple, a wall-mounted drop-leaf table can be a great choice.
5. Disguised Dining Tables
These kinds of dining tables perhaps have insanely innovative modern designs. They are mostly dual-duty furniture pieces. The most popular example is a dining table disguised as a coffee table. Or else, an upholstered bench which can magically convertible into a dining table. Even a wall mirror that turns into a dining table in a wink.
This dining table disguises as a chalkboard. And more, it includes storage shelves.
This coffee table may look like a small box, but it can be adjusted into different heights.
The top is also extendable, it’s sufficient to seat about 8 people.
To complete the highly multifunctional designs, those kinds of space-saving dining room tables come in a wide range of materials and color options.