The Counter Height Table: Just a Fad or Will They Stay Around?

In recent years, many people have been purchasing counter height tables to make their homes look more custom built. When your table matches the height of your counter, your space feels like it has a planned out and modern design. However, many people wonder if they should invest in a counter height table, or if this is just a design fad. In this blog post, we are going to explore the idea of the counter height table, and if this trend will stick around. First, let’s go over some pros and cons of having a counter height table.

Pros and Cons of the Counter Height Table

The pros and cons of the counter height table truly depend on your home. It will also depend on your lifestyle. At the end of the day, if you feel confident in your purchase, then you should buy a counter height table. However, if you believe you will regret your purchase, don’t do it. The amazing thing about decorating your home is that it is all up to you. With that being said, here are some pros and cons.

 

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The Lemay Kitchen featuring their Dearborn Table.

Pro: Style

As mentioned above, the counter height table is a big fashion trend. It makes the home look modern, yet in a very simple way. When you are going for a touch of modern, it’s a perfect design solution. This design element is very effortless, but can have a big impact on your space. So, if you are looking for a small touch of modern style, go for the counter height table.

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Pro: Less Wear and Tear

If you have pets, your counter height table will experience much less wear and tear. With lower tables, big dogs can find a way to scratch them with their collars. They can also reach the tabletop if the dog is tall enough! So, a counter height table is a great solution if your pets have a tendency to help themselves to your table (and the goodies on it).

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The Shady Hill House with the Breckenridge Table.

Con: Difficult for Small Kids

A con of counter height tables is that they are difficult for small kids to eat at them. The table may be too high for them to climb on the chairs. So, this will require you to help them up at dinnertime. Also, there are few highchairs that suit counter height tables. This may be a problem if you still have kids who use highchairs to eat. If you do still have small children at home, or are hoping to have more, we recommend holding off on investing in your counter height table, and getting a more suitable one.

Con: Hard to Find

Counter height tables can be very hard to find. Not to mention, if you do find one, it may not actually be the height of your counter! This will be a problem when you are trying to find the right table for your space. However, we do have a great solution for this if you have your heart set on a counter height table. Read to the bottom of this blog post to see it!

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The Thomas House featuring our Belmont Pedestal Table.

So, Is the Counter Height Table Just a Trend?

Now that you have seen some pros and cons of the counter height table, you may have your heart set on purchasing one. But, you still want to know if it’s just a trend of course! So, let’s get to the bottom of it… Is the counter height table going to be a classic style?

We Think So!

The counter height table has been around for a very long time, but has been called different names. Perhaps the most popular name is the buffet. A buffet is typically a tall table in which you serve food off of. While many people don’t eat at their buffet, it is still considered a table. Another name for a counter height table is a pub table, which is usually a very tall table with bar stools. Not to mention, the buffet and the pub table have been around for hundreds of years. So, if you are in love with the tall table trend, we say you should go ahead and purchase one!

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Where to Find a Counter Height Table

As mentioned above, it can be hard to find a table that is truly the same height as your counter. When you are trying to make a statement, it’s best to have your table be the same height, as this looks more chic and planned out. So, you should work with a custom furniture store, like Unruh Furniture.

When you browse our “Dining” furniture, you will see that you have the option to choose how high your piece is. You can also choose how long your dining table is, to make an even bigger statement. You can see an example of this in the Pembroke House, pictured above. They designed their Bakers Field Table to be the exact length of their kitchen island, which is a stunning touch. So, if you are looking for a stunning counter height table, feel free to browse our dining room sets and design the table of your dreams!

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