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5 Dining Tables Worth Investing In

Reward yourself with a sturdy dining table

Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo)

A quality dining table can serve different purposes at home. Aside from completing the dining area, the table can also serve as a work desk if you don't have a home office or study room. If protected properly, you can also work on a few simple crafts there.

If you live in a small space, it is advisable to pick a multipurpose piece that can help you make the most of the available floor area. There are also pieces that can be easily folded when not in use. If you're thinking of buying a new table for your home, here are five picks that you may want to check out:

A small table is ideal for the balcony or study area. Pair it with a couple of stools and you're all set!

Dot Tables, prices available upon request, Calligaris.

For a unique and quirky touch, opt for an unexpected piece. This gray table with slim green legs can work well with mismatched chairs.

Trion Table, price available upon request, Hay.

This cool four-seater dining set will complete your small home. It's an ideal option if you have neutral walls and since the table and chairs are slim, it will fit perfectly in a limited area.

Four-seater Dining Set, P5, 150, Mandaue Foam.

Create a small dining nook in the kitchen or balcony with this cute dining set.

Two-seater Dining Set, P2, 900, Mandaue Foam.

Save up on floor space and make the most of your unit by opting for a mobile table with stools. It's easy to move around—especially if you need a table in your bedroom, balcony, or living area—and it can be tucked away instantly when not in use.

Drop Leaf Table with Stools, P6, 995, SM Home.

This snippet originally appeared on the August 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made by the editors. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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