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5 Benefits of Custom Dining Tables and Chairs

by Pam Silvia

Last week, our experts regaled the benefits of custom furniture for your living room, including the delight of owning one-of-a-kind pieces and the ability to exercise creative freedom. These pleasures can be found in commissioning custom dining room furniture, too—among other unique perks.

Stay awhile as our Colder’s experts detail the benefits of having custom tables and chairs in your dining area. As you descend upon your table for holiday dinners with your loved ones this year, try to imagine the possibilities of a refurnished dining room—then call up our associates to see how we can turn your dreams into your reality.

Here are our top 5 reasons for considering custom dining tables and chairs for your home.

1. Custom dining room furniture is built to your specific space and needs.

We’ll start off with an obvious one. Of course, customizing furniture goes beyond the pursuit of pieces that appeal to us aesthetically—the beauty of commissioning custom furniture is that these pieces can also be adapted to our specific needs.

For instance, the configuration or dimensions of your dining area might restrict your choice of style for your table and seats. Instead of letting these limitations keep you from entertaining and dining with family and friends the way you envision, reassess your options. Without taking a sledgehammer to a wall, a surefire way to ensure your guests don’t feel cramped or crowded is to custom-order a table and seats that are conducive to your space.

In terms of efficiency and real estate, square and round tables work well in small square-shaped rooms; the former is ideal if you typically only host yourself and/or your nuclear family for dinners while the latter also creates a cozy and intimate setting for parties with small guest lists.

If your space can afford it, a rectangular table is a great shape for seating more than four people; it is the most common shape due to most dining rooms being rectangular, and it suits large open-plan areas best. And if you appreciate flexibility, an oval table is a suitable option for narrow dining areas, and many of these tables also come with leaves to extend their capacity when you’re hosting a larger group.

As a tip, rectangular tables pose an opportunity to diversify the kind of seating you have. While standard side chairs and armchairs (whether they’re upholstered, wooden, or metal) suit all table shapes, benches are also invited to the party if you’re dining on a rectangular table.

A shot from above of a family gathered around a dining table

2. You can expect higher quality.

Too often, furniture sourced from big-box stores is not manufactured for the long haul. Since these products are mass-produced, they may not be built with the same level of care as tactful hands. For a dining room set that stands the test of time, put your trust in hand-crafted furniture.

You can rest assured our craftsmen spend more time assembling your custom dining chairs—in addition to using better-quality materials to do so. Dining tables and chairs distributed by big-box stores are often made with veneer or engineered wood, which is detrimental to their reliability and longevity. On the other hand, custom wood furniture assembled by independent furniture dealers is sure to last and withstand heavy-handed use.

3. There is sentimentality in customizing dining room furniture.

We believe nothing beats a personal touch. An underrated pleasure of commissioning custom dining room furniture is knowing that no other household will have the same exact table or identical set of chairs. After all, why settle for something that is mass-produced when you can have something that is one-of-a-kind? Custom dining room chairs let you express your unique personality. You take greater value in custom furniture because it is representative of you. 

By the same token, our home is the backdrop of many of our memories, whether it’s witnessing a baby’s first steps, opening presents on Christmas morning, or celebrating a monumental birthday party. Your dining room furniture is woven into your family history, as it is something that has brought your family together time and time again (in a literal sense) for dinners and board games alike. Personally, we like to think that investing in custom furniture is like planting a seed for a future family heirloom.

A young girl sits at a dining room table with her family

4. You can expect good value.

It is understood that “custom” points to luxury, which is why the word also raises concerns as far as our wallets go. That said, custom dining tables and chairs outlast their ready-made counterparts due to their sturdier craftsmanship—which is to say, instead of letting short-term costs deter you from making this investment, we implore you to think about the long-term benefits it will bring.

5. You can build the home of your dreams—and realize your exact vision.

As is the case with customizing our living room furniture, we can’t help but feel excited over the prospect of designing our dream home exactly the way we envision. Customizing your dining table and chairs alleviates the stress of trying to make sure our décor looks cohesive since it allows us to perpetuate our own fantasies without limiting ourselves to what retailers offer.

Indulge your imagination as you scour your options for colors, shapes, dimensions, materials, and designs that suit your home best. Lastly, custom furniture poses an opportunity for you to experiment—so that you can go after that custom glass table top or those custom upholstered dining chairs that you always dreamed of having.

An elegant dining room fully set and decorated with fall decor

Custom Dining Tables

When you think about dining room furniture, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a standard dining table and chairs. However, custom dining tables provide a number of benefits that you may not have considered. Here are five of the top benefits of custom dining tables:

1. Unique Design - A custom dining table can be designed to perfectly match your dining room's existing décor. If you have a specific vision for your dining room, a custom dining table can make that vision a reality.

2. Superior Quality - Custom dining tables are often made from higher quality materials than mass-produced dining tables. This means that your custom dining table will be more durable and last longer.

3. Perfect Size - A custom dining table can be made to fit your dining room perfectly. This means that you won't have to worry about finding a dining table that will fit in your space.

4. Increased Storage - Custom dining tables often come with built-in storage features, such as drawers or cabinets. This can be a great way to increase the amount of storage space in your dining room.

5. Heirloom Quality - A custom dining table can be an heirloom quality piece of furniture. This means that it can be passed down from generation to generation.

If you're looking for dining room furniture that will provide you with all of these benefits and more, then custom dining tables are a great option for you. When you work with a reputable furniture company, you can be sure that you're getting a high quality, custom dining table that will last for years to come.

Custom Dining Chairs

There are many different types of custom dining chairs that can be made. Some of the more popular types of custom dining chairs include:

- Upholstered dining chairs - These dining chairs are typically covered in a fabric or leather cover and can be customized to match any décor.

- Wooden dining chairs - Wooden dining chairs are a classic choice and can be stained or painted to match any dining room décor.

- Metal dining chairs - Metal dining chairs are a more modern option and can be powder coated to match any dining room décor.

4 leather chairs around a circular dining table

Dining Room Furniture Styles

Dining rooms come in all shapes and sizes. There are traditional dining rooms, contemporary dining rooms, and even eclectic dining rooms. No matter what style of dining room you have, there are certain pieces of furniture that are essential for the space. Dining tables and chairs are two of the most important pieces of furniture in a dining room.

Custom dining tables and chairs offer a number of benefits that you won’t find with other pieces of furniture. Custom dining tables and chairs are made to fit your specific space. No matter what size or shape your dining room is, you can find custom furniture that will fit perfectly.

Custom dining tables and chairs are also made to match your specific style. Whether you have a modern dining room or a more traditional space, you can find furniture that will complement your existing décor. Here are some popular dining room design styles to get you inspired!

Traditional Dining Rooms

One of the benefits of traditional dining room furniture is that it often lasts for many years. Unlike some of the more trendy pieces of furniture that may come and go, traditional pieces are often very sturdy and well-made. This means that they can last for many years without requiring any major repairs or replacements.

Another benefit of traditional dining room furniture is that it can be quite stylish. While the pieces may not be as flashy or trendy as some of the more contemporary options, they can still add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any dining room.

perhaps the most important benefit of traditional dining room furniture is that it can be passed down from generation to generation. This is particularly true if the furniture is made from high-quality materials and construction. Families who invest in traditional dining room furniture can often enjoy it for many years to come.

Farmhouse Dining Rooms

Farmhouse dining room furniture is a popular style for those who want a cozy and rustic look in their homes. Here are several benefits of choosing this type of furniture:

- Farmhouse furniture is typically made from solid wood, which makes it sturdy and long-lasting.

- The simple design of farmhouse furniture means it can be easily repainted or refinished to change the look of your dining room.

- Farmhouse furniture is often handmade, which gives it a unique charm.

- Farmhouse dining room furniture can be used in a variety of design styles, from country chic to modern farmhouse.

Modern Dining Rooms

When it comes to contemporary and modern dining room furniture, there are plenty of benefits to be had. Here are a few of the most important:

- Contemporary and modern dining room furniture can be more space-efficient, making it a good choice for small dining rooms.

- Contemporary and modern dining room furniture can be easier to care for than traditional furniture, as it requires less maintenance.

Why Trust Colder’s? 

Since 1942, we at Colder's pride ourselves on offering value, selection, and service. Serving Southeastern Wisconsin with four showrooms that stock quality name-brand furniture, appliances, and mattresses, Colder’s is sure to house exactly what you are looking for. And if you can't find it on our floors, chances are, we can order it for you. As a local, family-owned company, we are always doing our best to provide the highest value at the lowest cost to everyone who walks through our doors.

Colder’s is committed not only to continuously offering can’t-miss sales but also to working with each customer, making sure that you take advantage of every possible markdown — that’s our best price guarantee.

Shop Dining Room Furniture at Colder’s 

Don’t put off happiness — and shop dining room furniture online for unbeatable prices at Colder’s. Our friendly experts are always happy to help you order custom dining tables and custom dining room chairs, whether you call us at 414-476-1574 or use our online chat feature. Better yet, stop by one our Colder’s locations in West Allis, Oak Creek, Delafield, and Grafton, Wisconsin to touch, see, feel, and experience home products that fulfill your dreams. Visit us today!

Learn More: 7 Reasons to Consider Custom Furniture for Your Living Room