11 Expandable Dining Room Tables Perfect for Small Apartments

updated Dec 12, 2022
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If your space allows you enough square footage to invest in a dining room table, an expandable option is always an excellent choice, whether that be one of the drop-leaf variety, one with a removable extension, or one with a butterfly extension. If you love hosting dinner parties, these tables are a no-brainer (though these days, you may find the large surface also serving as your de facto work-from-home station, too). And of course, they’re key when it comes to outfitting small dining spaces. Most of the time, these tables can look like your typical small table tucked against the wall. However, when unfolded, some of these ingenious tables can sit up to 12 people with ease! No matter your needs, we found 11 tables that are guaranteed to serve you (and your future guests) well.

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West Elm

For a current take on the mid-century look, you'll love West Elm's rounded table, which is made from sustainably-sourced materials in a Fair Trade-certified facility. Featuring a classic wood hue, choose between two different sizes depending on your space.

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Transformer Table
was $3597.00

If there's one expandable table you've probably heard of, it's the Transformer Table. At first glance, looks can be deceiving as it looks no bigger than an entryway console. However, with an array of conveniently stored panels, this table can go from a console to a 12-seater (!) in seconds, making it a must for every expert entertainer. Oh, and we should mention — this set comes complete with the matching bench that easily stores beneath.

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was $648.76

By now, you're likely well aware that Amazon is home to some pretty amazing home furniture — like this chic expandable dining table! Featuring an eye-catching modern design, this best-seller comes in a host of hues for the perfect addition to any space and style (though we're particularly fond of this stunning concrete pick). Best of all, it can fit up to eight when fully extended!

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Target's Project 62 line is known for its mid-century style at affordable prices, and this table is no exception. The light wood finish is a blank canvas, so you can easily style it with decor and fun linens. And don't forget the corresponding chair set!

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Pottery Barn

This round Pottery Barn table has a sweet rustic look, but will surprise you as you watch it expand! It's perfect for those who enjoy incorporating farmhouse elements into their space but still want something substantial and versatile.

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Castlery's extendable table is a popular pick for a reason — customers love the kid-friendly rounded corners and the stunning wood finish, as well as the easy extension mechanism. Plus, you can't argue with flat-rate shipping and a 14-day trial period.

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was $1478.00

If a classic wood finish just isn't speaking to you, try bold graphite instead! This chunky table makes a statement in any space and looks especially good when paired with some black cane or wire mesh chairs.

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For a budget-friendly buy, check out this extendable option from Wayfair, which rings up at just under $420. It's a dinner party maven's dream thanks to its functionality, and it ships quickly, too, in case you're in a pinch!

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This versatile table blends well with just about any decor styles, and at less than $550 is a pretty good budget-friendly buy, too. Its round shape is ideal for tiny spaces, but extend it and you've got a nicely-sized oval table with room for six.

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was $1792.00

Go mod with this metal and glass table that is super sleek and very much on-trend. All that's required for assembly is attaching the legs, and you'll get a statement-making piece that's sure to be the focal point of your space.

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If you can't get enough Scandi-chic design, you'll want to scoop up this gorgeous walnut-colored Allmodern table. The piece is made from a blend of solid and engineered wood, features a clean-lined design with a reverse beveled edge, and has a butterfly extension that conveniently folds into the center for a table that can seat six to eight people.