Smaller Homes Mean Smaller Furniture

It is easy to become distracted by all the buzz around the tiny home craze, but when considering a small dwelling, you must think realistically about the furniture you would put in your petite home. It is often helpful to create a theme for your home based around one or two pieces of furniture and applying that theme to a tiny home can be challenging depending on what style you want. The following are a few ideas to get you started on creating the best tiny home space for you.

Down-Sized Furniture

Cluttered homes are a thing of the past. Downsizing your belongings helps you optimize smaller spaces and figure out what you can and can’t live without. Smaller sofas, tables, and dinettes are getting their time in the limelight as these beautiful furniture pieces still offer style to the home without feeling stuffed into the space.


Expandable pub tables are the absolute perfect solution for a flexible space. They are a fantastic option for a home that requires more seating for dining times but generally wishes to take up less space. Expand the table for non-dining times to create that compact space you enjoy and simply pull out the table for the extra seating space at dinner time.


Pub tables can be the perfect solution for a couple’s home which does not require a large dining space but rather desires a unique and intimate area. Like the classic bar setting, a cozy couples bar table creates that romantic, out-on-the-town atmosphere. This fun option brings date night right into the comfort of the home.

Vintage Styles Are Still the Rage

Placing vintage furniture throughout the home continues to be a popular trend with green benefits. People are recycling old pieces of furniture and giving them a new life and a new home. A lot of vintage or made-to-look vintage, furniture, is smaller by design, so it makes it easier to incorporate the pieces into your smaller home. Check out our vintage styles online and start creating your theme today!

Picking the Best Furniture for Your Patio Entertaining

Patios and backyards are meant to be enjoyed during the summer months. They make great entertainment areas for guests and outdoor eating places for the family. Whether it’s you’re your routine dinner time or you are having your neighbors over for a quick BBQ, the atmosphere is everything and making the area a comfortable place to eat is important. Finding the right furniture can be tricky but at California Stools, Bars and Dinettes, we’ve got you covered for just the right fit!

Typically, when we think of patio furniture, we imagine loungers, sofas and low chairs sitting in the main space or a simple round metal table with an umbrella set near the barbecue pit. But this outdoor furniture does have its drawbacks because some people don’t enjoy sitting so low or laid back on their loungers, low chairs or sofas. The round patio tables with the center umbrella get a bit boring because everyone has one, and the furniture isn’t suitable for patios that have a roof cover.

Make your patio one-of-a-kind as well as comfortable with pub tables and bar stools. Perfect for the outdoor bar area, this patio furniture sets you up higher, letting you be at the same height as people standing on the patio so you can have better conversations without constantly looking up at their faces. Pub tables come in all shapes and sizes from small round tables to larger extendable square tables to provide the right amount of seating for you and your guests.

Get cozy and comfy with round or square bar tables providing seating for two when you have a limited amount of space on your patio for seating. Having a backyard barbecue or garden party with lots of guests? Then extend the pub table to add 4 more additional eating places. Expandable pub tables are ideal when you want a short table, so you can do other activities on the patio as you can later enlarge it to accommodate all your guests. In addition to regular and expandable pub tables, you can select counter height pub tables and bar stools when cooking at the outdoor kitchen or bar height pub tables for the outdoor bar.

Don’t forget to select the bar stools that go perfectly with the pub table of your choice. From modern to traditional styles and designs, pub tables and bar stools can fit in perfectly with the exterior theme of your home. When you are looking for new patio furniture, skip the regular garden and retail stores. Instead, come to California Stools, Bars and Dinettes to get the pub table and bar stools that will help you enjoy your patio and backyard throughout the summer.