Help with long narrow dining area
April 6, 2014 in Design Dilemma

We have a long narrow townhouse and we're not sure what type of dining table to buy (i.e rectangular, round, etc.) and where to place it. We've yet to decorate this area as we'd like to get a table first. There's a powder room that sticks out on the side so we'll need to keep that in mind. The dining area leads into a galley kitchen which is the width of the house (10ft). My husband thinks we should get a lower rectangular table and place it where the current pub table is located. Any suggestions on a table and decor would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! FYI please disregard the fold up table in the photo, that was from a gathering we had and we've been using it temporarily until we get an actual dining table.
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I know it's easier said than done, but a goodlooking solution would be to move the stove left of the sink wall and the fridge at the end, so you'll have space for a long narrow table on the opposite side with a bench against the wall.
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April 6, 2014 at 11:42AM      Thanked by cg266
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Thanks rinqreation! I wish it were set up that way, it would be so much easier. We just moved in a few months ago and it's a new construction so I don't think we'd do any renovations. Do you think we could do something similar with the open areas we have now? There's about 8 1/2 ft of space between the wall of the powder room and where the counter begins.
April 6, 2014 at 11:54AM   
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But since that would probably mean refinishing the floor, wall and moving gas/outlets, I'd opt for a dining table where the bar set is now too. Max 6' long, normal or counter height (line flow). Rustic modern, a bit industrial. Maybe a greywashed table with darkened steel chairs?
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April 6, 2014 at 11:56AM        Thanked by cg266
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Look for a tabletop with a width of 31" max. so you'll have enough space for chairs/bench.
April 6, 2014 at 12:01PM      Thanked by cg266
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Should I add a rug underneath?
April 6, 2014 at 1:10PM   
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I would say no rug.
April 7, 2014 at 1:19AM   
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