Long ago, a song came out on the radio called, “I’m Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home”. For anyone who enjoys their local watering hole, that sounds a bit like heaven on earth.
Wrapped in fantasy, the song has a grain of truth to it today. More and more homes today are adding a pub table to their décor, either in a breakfast nook, the kitchen or patio.
Like their partners in area pubs, the pub table is taller than a traditional kitchen table. This allows you to either stand or sit on a barstool as you eat, talk and drink the morning, noon or night away.
According to design experts, this size table is perfect for promoting conversation. People seem more at ease at the higher tables, because it allows them to talk to a cook at their level. They don’t have to look up from a “lowly” kitchen table.
Nearly every manufacturer has a pub table in their repertoire these days. In fact, it’s one of the biggest trends in home furnishings to come along in years. And to think of all the time some of us spent at a table in a bar, not ever thinking about it as a piece of home furnishing. If only we had thought of it, we’d be swimming in money.
The average pub table usually stands at 36 inches, but you can get them shorter than that. Some even have an adjustable pedestal so you can adjust the height. The two biggest factors are materials and size. You want to make sure that the diameter of your table fits well in the intended space. Remember that you need to allow for the chairs as well. As far as materials, today’s tables comes in just about any style of wood or metal imaginable.
If you’re looking for something a little more continental, you can go with a wrought iron table for the look of Paris. Or go with a stout wood table that would look right at home in England. Quaff a tall pint of Guinness while you play a round of darts (steel tip, not plastic) as dinner cooks.
If you look hard enough, you can even find a beautiful wood table or two with an inlaid game board, so you can enjoy a rousing game of checkers or backgammon with family and friends.
When you’re searching for the perfect table to call home, don’t forget to give your barstools equal consideration. You want ones that are comfortable and which provide plenty of support. If space is tight or you don’t want to try shuffling your chair back over a carpet, you may want to get barstools with a swivel seat. This will allow you to sit at your table without constantly fighting with the chair.
You may find that your new found pub table becomes your favorite place to sit. In no time you’ll be signaling for a couple more brewskis and a bowl of peanuts while you click through channels to find the game that’s on.
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