What Table Height Works Best for Your Needs?

If you’re like most people, the dining room table is a centerpiece of your home. You probably use it daily for everything from eating to working, making crafts, and more. Because it’s so important, you should take some time to think about the right height that works best with your kitchen and dining room space, while ensuring it’s a good height for you and your family members’ preferences.

In this article we are going to discuss some tips and tricks to ensure that you pick the best dining room table height for your home.

Choose a Height That’s Comfortable

The right table height is important as it affects our posture, the way we feel in the dining room, and how guests feel when they’re over for a meal. The “right” height depends on your preferences and what style of dining room you have. Dining tables range from counter height to multi-level, and can have all kinds of features such as extendibility or foldability.

The height of your table should be determined, in part, by the height of your chairs. Ideally, you’ll want a table that is at a comfortable height when you, your family, and your guests are seated. If possible, ensure there’s enough space between the seats of your chairs and the bottom of your table to comfortably accommodate your and others’ legs in the chairs, while leaving a few inches of space for unrestricted movement.

Of course, buying a full dining room set that includes chairs that are designed to perfectly match your table is the best way to go. Then, you don’t need to worry about the height of your chairs as you’ll already know that the chairs you’re getting are designed to fit perfectly with the table.

Light Fixtures

When buying a new table, be sure to think about the length of any hanging light fixtures that will be above the table. If you don’t want to (or you’re unable to) adjust the length at which a fixture hangs, it’s a good idea to measure how far up from the ground the fixture is before going table shopping. Once you know how much space you have between the floor and the light fixture, you’ll have an idea of how much height you can factor in for your table. Ideally, you’ll have several feet of space between the tabletop and the hanging light fixture so that you don’t feel cramped while sitting at the table.


Buying a new dining room table can be really exciting, and the right table can make a big impact in your home. By following the tips outlined above, it should be easier to find a table that works well for your needs. Amish Oak in Texas has many different sizes, shapes, and finishes when it comes to tables, and we would love to help make your house feel more like a home with the addition of beautiful, high-quality Amish wooden furniture.


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