Tips to choose an extendable table for the living room
The extendable table is the perfect compromise between comfort and aesthetics and fits many different lifestyles: those who have little space in the living room will love a small extendable table because it’s compact for their every day use, but can also be adapted to any occasion. Some people have a big living room, but prefer that the table does not take up too much space while other pieces of furniture are the protagonists of the room.
There are many types of extendable tables: drop-leaf and gateleg tables, sliding-top tables and tables with extendable ends.
The choice of an extendable table is definitely influenced by our lifestyle: if we if we have to open it most days we’ll need to buy a table whose extension mechanism is easy and fast. On the other hand, these features are not so important if we have to use the extended version of the table no more than a dozen times during a year.
A very common mistake is to measure the space when the table is closed: don’t forget that there must be enough room for the extensions, whatever length they might be.