The kitchen table could be the most important furnishing in your home. Eating together as a family at least five times a week puts kids at a lower risk of developing poor eating habits, weight problems or alcohol and substance dependencies, and leads to higher academic performance than those children who frequently eat alone or away from home, according to theNational Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
It makes sense; the kitchen table brings families together for a meal as well as for conversation, connection and camaraderie. It’s where families discuss their day, solve problems and share good news. Maybe your kitchen dinette needs a makeover to live up to its job. Here are four sets that will bring your family closer together:
This crisp white mix-and-match dining collection would be the perfect addition to your kitchen, providing a cozy place for meals as well as a bright spot for the kids’ homework sessions. Choose from the Joy Slat Back Chairs (shown) or Hanna Circle Back Chairs. The table comes in the Leon Rectangular Style or Sara Round (shown). Simply choose the pieces that are right for your family and your dining space.
Those who appreciate contemporary design will love the Virgo Collection. Great for a smaller space, the round glass top table has a unique, square hourglass shaped base. The comfortable upholstered chairs are available in black or brown, to coordinate with your décor. Sophisticated, this set will be the perfect place for deep conversations and discussions of dreams.
The traditional look of the Berkshire Collection from Gascho is reminiscent of an old-fashioned farmhouse table – the perfect place for warm family meals as well as Saturday night Yahtzee. Its solid wood construction utilizes the finest selections of maple and oak. An investment in this dining set will create an heirloom quality piece that will be in your family for generations.
The rich espresso finish of the Montage Dining Collection offers a striking backdrop for your Wednesday night pot roast. The slat back chairs with upholstered seats and classic rectangular table are a great transitional look, working effortlessly with any style décor. This collection includes several options so you can create the setting that is right for your family and your home; choose from three tables in two different heights and three chair styles. The possibilities are endless.