Dining Room

13 Ways to Create an Inviting Eat-In Kitchen

September 2, 2018

It is difficult to believe that only a century ago, kitchens were often relegated to basements and just used by servants. Today, they are the core of your home: a place to converse with the cook, work on assignments, and collect for family meals from Sunday breakfast to Saturday night supper. Below are some tips on the best way to make a wonderful spot for sharing everything from morning coffee to late-night snacks.

Kristen Rivoli Interior Design

Ensure it is comfortable for multiple uses. This inviting kitchen corner combines a window seat, entertaining throw pillows, classic mid-century Danish chairs, good light and a cheerful colour scheme.

The end result is an inviting command post, homework center and dining spot.

Charlie & Co.. Design, Ltd

Think Beyond the kitchen. This custom-upholstered seatback has a shape we are more used to seeing on a headboard or even a sofa, but here it surely dresses up an otherwise normal chair in a dining nook.

Schwartz and Architecture

Incorporate clever approaches to extend the table. The right side of this table easily folds out to make room for more diners.

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Texas Construction Company

Look in a little space with new eyes. A built-in seat paired with a narrow table and low-profile chairs turn into a narrow area into a generous dining room. Matching the upholstery cloth on the seat to the shade on the walls streamlines the appearance.

Ogawa Fisher Architects

Extend the seat. A smart built-in offers extra storage and chairs along an entire wall.

ZeroEnergy Design

Maximize storage in a kitchen nook. This sunny nook was created as a spot to unwind with a cup of java and a good book, but the seat also offers scads of storage that is sneaky together with comfortable seating.

Enormous drawers such as these can hold linens, seldom-used toaster, toaster, shoes — whatever you want to stash.

Add a lot of cushions. Custom cushions are a fast and effortless job to get an upholsterer. Just be sure the covers are removable so you can wash off cooking odors and food stains. Throw pillows should have removable covers as well.

Ogawa Fisher Architects

In case you don’t have room for a table and chairs, don’t stop trying. Setting this slender counter to bisect the floor-to-ceiling window may break conventional design rules, but in addition, it provides the perfect spot for an beachfront breakfast using a view.

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Cary Bernstein Architect

Rectangular benches do not require a table. Consider how well an oval table functions in this kitchen.

Splendid Willow

Mix and match. Benches, stools, French cafe chairs and, yes, Fluffy all cozy up for this trestle table.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Consider clear chairs in a tight spot. Acrylic chairs occupy less visual space and may fit in where lighter seats may look too cramped and crowded.

Vanessa De Vargas

Contemplate going backless. Upholstered ottomans tuck right under the tulip table in this very small kitchen corner.

This designer is constantly switching up her home; check out another iteration of this corner .

Mark English Architects, AIA

Go high. This pub table and the tall stools offer a perch with a clear view over the balcony railing.

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