Available Dining Area Space/size
The one thing you need to consider before anything else is the amount of space that you have in your dining area to give you an idea of the perfect size of a dining table to get when you want one. It would make no sense to get a very nice dining set only to find that it is too big for your dining area and does not allow for much movement. It also may get to be too small, and you will find that it makes your house look quite empty
If you have young and playful kids, you might want to do away with the idea of getting a glass table because it might end up broken. If you are not the type of constant cleaning, a wooden table would be perfect for you. A glass table shows any fingerprints and smudges. For it to look good and elegant, it needs always to be clean and bright. This means that you either clean it all the time or put cloth on it which beats the purpose because it is intended to be displayed
Family Members Or Number Of Guests
The size of your family or the number of gets that you have over should be able to tell you what size of a dining table you should get and the number of chairs needed too. If you are uncertain of the number of people you have over from time to time, you may want to consider getting the expandable dining table. They have sides or centers that can be removed or assembled depending on the number of guests
The best kind of dining tables are the round ones because they make it easy for a family to gather around and to socialize and different foods around the table. Round tables are also generally easy to fit in whatever space, big or small. It is also worth noting that if you have kids in your household, having a round table is a much safer option because unlike the square or rectangle tables, they do not have any sharp edges that would make it dangerous for children to play around
Easy To Transport
If you are always on the move, you might want to consider getting a table that does not weigh you down and is easy to transport. If you happen to like heavy ones or metallic tables, just ensure you have a safe way of transporting it.