Published at Tuesday, 09 January 2018 by Shawn Boyle in Apartment Furniture, with total 25 drawings.
After you figured out what your essential activities are, you are ready to start going furniture shopping. Try to find pieces of furniture that serve two uses. Storage ottomans are a terrific example, because you can sit on them, use them as a coffee table, and also store things out of sight. Wall shelves and containers are very useful because you may be tight on shelf space and youre certainly tight on floor space. If you are buying a bed, seriously consider the kinds of beds but you can store things under. Finally, try to go for height -- floor-to-ceiling shelving has made the difference in many small apartments and dorm rooms.
The number of people that are going to be using the table is another factor. In this case choose a style that can be pushed back out of the way when not in use but easily brought forward for seating along the back. Drop leafs are excellent choice for families that require more seating. Some may feel that if space allows, why not purchase a larger table and let that be the end of your concerns. For one thing, a large table placed in a small kitchen will give the entire room a cramped look. Secondly, the amount of floor space it takes up can make maneuvering the room a boorish task. Choosing small will allow for the entire area to look well proportioned.
If your small kitchen is L shaped you will have a number of different choices. Just remember to do the math. You do not want a table measuring six feet in a space that measure seven feet. The table may fit, but besides looking totally out of place, getting to the seats will be next to impossible. There is a basic rule that two feet is needed to comfortably reach and leave the table regardless of its style. If the measurements are square, such as 6x6 feet, you can opt for a small round or square table. If the measurements are rectangular as in 6x8 feet, you may want to consider a table that is narrow and long. Both the bench and drop leaf styles would work well in these spaces. Just remember that both floor space and proportion are the two most important factors to keep in mind.