Types of dinettes and how they differ from dining room tables

Barstools and Dinettes

Ever wondered what the difference between dining room table sets and dinettes where? They both have very similar functions but can be used in different ways. Learn how you can incorporate them into your décor.

What are dinettes?

Dinettes are typically smaller and less informal than dining room table sets. Dinettes are meant to be used in kitchens as eat in tables. They can vary in size, seating a minimum of two people to four to six people at the table.

Dinettes were designed to be a smaller dining table for a smaller kitchen. It was a smaller table that you could eat a smaller meal at, like lunch or breakfast, instead of using the dining room table for every meal. Dinettes share a lot of similarity in function to breakfast bars. Designed to be a small space in the kitchen for homework, or a small meal.

Dinettes bring back the Middle Ages tradition of taking your smaller meals in your quarters and sharing your larger meal of the day in a dining hall with many other people.

Using Dinettes alternatively

Even though their designed function was for eating in the kitchen or breakfast nook, dinette tables can be used throughout your home for various functions.

Dinettes can serve as the perfect two seater dining table in your living room, if you take your meals in there on occasion. They can also serve as perfect side tables or reading tables, next to a big arm chair. You could use them in your entry way as a small table for your keys, cell phones, etc.

Dinette tables can be perfect tables to add to your breakfast nook in your kitchen, or you could use them in other areas like as a small desk. If you don’t have the need for a large desk in your home, a dinette could be the perfect smaller table. Depending on the size you could fit a laptop, a small lamp, a jar of pencils, and a stack of post-its or two.

Take Away

Dinettes have been used in many ways for years, but most traditionally as an eat-in kitchen table. They’re perfect for smaller meals that don’t require the grandeur of a formal dining room. If your family of four never dines at the same time during breakfast and lunch, consider adding a small table into your kitchen.