kitchen tablesDining room tables can take up a lot of floor space, and if only one or two people are living together, a dining table that seats four or six can take up a lot of room for something that will rarely need to seat that many people. Enter small kitchen tables for small spaces.

In the list below, our definition of “small” means less than or the same size as a 36-inch by 36-inch (or approximately 90cm by 90cm) square kitchen table, which is equivalent to 9 square feet of tabletop space.

Tables for less than $150

Groveland Walnut Dining Table

This square, small kitchen table is made of solid beechwood is also 29.5 inches tall and has a walnut wood finish and slightly tapered legs.

Dimensions: 29.5 in x 29.5 in

BJURSTA IKEA Dropleaf Kitchen Table

If you want a table that converts from seating one or two to being able to seat three or four, this affordable IKEA kitchen table may be the best way. It comes in three finish options and is about 29 inches tall.

Dimensions: 20 in x 36 in minimum, can expand to 36 in x 36 in

Linon Tavern Set

If you want more of the impact of a kitchen bar,  or you have an odd-shaped nook you need to squeeze a table into, this tall, narrow kitchen table from Linon could be what you need. It’s 36 inches high, and comes with two bar stools as well.

Dimensions: 22.2 in x 42 in

Tables for less than $300

Pierce Dining Table from Apt 2B

table-aptThis teak and aluminium dining table makes for a unique-looking, rustic modern piece of furniture. It is built to be durable and is appropriate for both indoor and outdoor use. It has a teak slat top, adjustable feet for use on multiple surfaces, and is 29 inches tall

Dimensions: 27.5 in x 27.5 in

world market tableWeathered Jozy Drop Leaf Table

From World Market, this acacia round kitchen table starts out as a small table, and it gets even smaller and saves more space with a drop leaf on each side. It is 30 inches tall.

Dimensions: 36 in x 36 in, 18 in x 36 in with both leaves down

West Elm Rustic Kitchen Table

This small kitchen table‘s style is somewhere between modern contemporary and 1800s rustic, but the mix is surprisingly charming. It’s made of acacia wood, with a stainless steel top that is easy to wipe clean.

Dimensions: 30 in x 30 in

Light Oak Kitchenette Table

For a very simple kitchen table, this style in pale oak from Crate & Barrel is both retro and contemporary. The legs are steel with a chrome finish, and the table is 29.5 inches tall.

Dimensions: 31.5 in x 31.5 in

Rogers Pub Dining Table

This small, counter-height dining table is perfect for two adults, and the added height can create a visual distinction between the “eating area” and the “living area” of small homes that don’t have physical divisions between areas. The wood has an espresso finish, and the table is 36 inches tall.

Dimensions: 33 in x 33 in

White Bistro Table

Target’s small kitchen table comes in white or wood laminate surfaces and curving metal legs. It’s designed to seat two people comfortably and is 28 inches tall.

Dimensions: 30 in x 30 in

More expensive options

Dark Oak Counter-Height Table

wood counter height dining tableThis is a solid hardwood bar-height dining table set, sold at Rooms to Go in a set with four matching bar chairs, and has an oak veneer. We like it because while it just fits into our maximum dimensions requirement, it has a formidable 18-inch leaf that turns this into a fairly large table if you have company over. The table with the leaf in place is shown at right.

Dimensions: 36 in x 36 in