How to purchase the right size and shape for your home, family, and lifestyledining table with bench, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a dining set that is just the wrong size for the room. Not only does it look ridiculous, but it also feels cramped and uncomfortable for everyone sitting at the table. Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home, so it’s vital to make sure there are enough seats for all of your guests (or family members). A bench on either side of the table will give everyone their own seat without taking up too much space!