Everyone we like have a table to sit down for breakfast, eat or have a coffee. In the kitchen, dining room or terrace, it is a necessary piece of furniture that, however, is not always easy to incorporate due to lack of space. A lack of space to which folding tables act as an ally.
Our homes with reduced spaces and multifunctional demand simple and intelligent solutions. And these folding tables with built-in chairs are, because they allow you to save space when the table is not in use and two simple movements are enough to have the table ready for four people.
Do you live alone and don't need a big table every day? Do you not have space in the kitchen for a traditional table, but do you find it more comfortable to serve lunch or dinner to children in this space? Do you like having a table and chairs to receive some guests, but you can't allocate a lot of space to something you don't use regularly? In these cases and in many others the folding tables with chairs inside they become a great solution.
Features of folding tables
When we talk about folding tablesWe are talking about tables with folding leaves. Tables that are usually placed against the wall in order to save space but, unlike wall-mounted folding tables, you can move from one space to another with ease thanks to its wheels. A characteristic that represents a real advantage, since you can use them daily in the kitchen and move them to the living room to accommodate more guests.
These tables resemble a console when closed. They rarely have a depth greater than 36 centimeters, so it is very easy to accommodate them in small and narrow spaces. And they provide enough space for one person to have breakfast or eat in it.
They have two sheets and it is enough to open one of these leaves or both to expand its capacity. With one leaf open these folding tables can accommodate 2-3 people, while when both are opened they can comfortably accommodate 4 and even 6 people.
But we should not only talk about the table but also about the chairs that find space inside the table itself when it is folded. Yes, forget about having chairs in the closets in case you have guests! Here the two or four chairs are stored inside the table so you can have them at any time.
As you have been able to deduce, there are many advantages that these tables provide in a small space, although not only in these can they be practical. Let's summarize them to see them as a whole:
- They are independent furniture that you can move.
- They have wheels which makes it easy to change their position and site.
- glued to the wall take up very little space; they rarely have a depth greater than 30 centimeters.
- They can accommodate 6 people.
- You don't need extra space for chairs; They are kept inside the table.
- you will find them with different finishes and designs, so you will have no problem adapting them to an already decorated space.
Are we talking about disadvantages? Because although they are few they have them. And it is that like all the furniture designed for small spaces that adjust to different needs, require a significant investment. We are not talking here about a number of three numbers but 4 in most cases. It is the price for including the chairs in the design, but is it worth it? If the fact that the chairs are not stored at the table itself is not a problem for you, certainly not.
Also, if you want a piece with very specific characteristics, it is likely that you will not find it. They are not very popular tables, so designers do not go crazy either and opt for versatile models that are easy to adapt to any home.
We have done a quick search on Amazon to find out the possibilities of acquiring this type of table and at what price. And we have found a handful of very versatile designs made of wood and with natural or white finish, mainly.
Most are rectangular and have different dimensions, although they are not far from each other. The tables fully open are usually around 140 x 80 centimeters, while closed it is rare that they exceed 85 × 40 centimeters.
When it comes to price, most of these designs range between 1600 and 2000 €, although there are some models that can amount to €2600. As we already warned about the disadvantages, it is an important investment and one that is greatly reduced when the chairs are not necessarily integrated into the design. In fact you can buy a folding table with four chairs for a quarter of the price of these.
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