Wednesday, January 11, 2012

another decision

I have to buy a small elevated bistro table with 2 chairs for my kitchen.  The kitchen is not yet finished, but here's how it looks now:

I have narrowed my bistro search down to 2 options.  This is option A, available in a local store:

Well, I know it's fairly impossible to tell anything from these photos.  I can assure you that being able to see the kitchen and the bistro set in person doesn't help much.

Option B would be ordered off the internet, for 60% of the price of the other set:

3 PC Dixie Black Round Bar Table Set by Coaster Dining Room Furniture

Option A can be brought home the day I buy it.  Well, almost.  The store has only one stool, and it will take 2 weeks to get another one.  If I order option B (free shipping) it could take 2 - 4 weeks, I'm estimating.  My kitchen should be finished by the end of this week, so it would be nice to have a table and chair.  My old table and chairs are NOT going in that kitchen (especially seeing as how they'd no longer fit).

Option A would be easy to return if it doesn't work out.  I am willing to bet that option B would be a hassle to return AND it has to be assembled.  (How does one return an item which must be assembled?)

I really doubt that option B would have to be returned, though.  It's pretty straightforward, and I was ultra careful with my measurements.  Option A is a bit more...well.... off-the-beaten-path, shall we say.  It looks kind of space-age.

  And here is one more option, also available at a local store.  Please note that this option, also 40% cheaper than option A, at first glance may seem the obvious choice.  The problem is, it is nearly twice the size of option A, and I am squeezing this bistro set into a tight space:

What do you think?



Cinderella said...

Dear Betty,
Of the two, I preferred option A.


B.S. said...

Thank you, Cinderella. I have not given enough options, I suspect. I have pasted one more onto the blog post.


Cinderella said...

Dear B,
Option A looks like the sturdiest of the three.
Also, the white seats with chrome color-wise works with the black countertops, and silver edge of the refrigerator in your kitchen.

B.S. said...

Dear Cinderella,

I totally agree with you, and it helps to have another opinion just to be sure. I have been spending all my free time shopping, and I have found 2 white chairs which are much more comfortable than the ones pictured. (When I sit in the white chairs which come with the white table, I slide out of the chair!! They are slippery and ill-designed, and NOT priced accordingly!) The new chairs will not match the table as accurately, unfortunately, but The Child and I have to be able to live with this choice. It is our only eating space!

Thank you so much for your input!!


Cinderella said...

Comfort makes the most sense. If it looks good but you can't sit in them, they are useless!