Katherina Kolb. Dining room. September 24th , 2017.
Growing up in the land of Southern Hospitality, I thought I would never in my life propose the idea of repurposing the dining room. Having an eat-in kitchen, I like many others can count on two hands the number of times we use the dining room each year. Why deem a room necessary when its only useful 10 days out of 365.
The most comfortable seat size is around 15 0,5 inches across the back and 18 inches across the front. The seat should be 15 to 18 inches deep. If it is too deep, it will press against the back of the legs and cause slouching.
The most comfortable seat height for a dining chair is when there is 10 to 12 inches between the top of the seat and the top of the dining table. If your chair is 18 to 20 inches from the floor to the top of the seat, it will fit well under a standard table.
If you are a dinner party host or hostess extraordinaire, I expect you to find this ideabook to be absurd. [Insert eye-rolling here.] For others, it still may take some time getting used to thinking outside the box. In the end, a builders floor plan may designate the room for dining, but its up to you to assign a use for the space based on how your family lives.
The larger your round table is, the harder it will be for all your guests to converse with one another — keep this in mind if you have a large dining room and are tempted to go with a round table.