It is a common misconception that in order to have an eat-in kitchen, you will need a larger area to accommodate a table and chairs. Well, this simply isn’t the case. By using a little creativity, you can find enough room in your kitchen to enjoy your meals. Not only that, but you can use these ideas in a large kitchen to save space and allow for even more seating options while entertaining. Here are some of our best ideas:
Bar stools offer the ultimate way to enjoy your meals while also saving space. Even small kitchens have counter space, and bar stools allow you to convert your existing counter space into a place where you can eat your meals. You’ll want to make sure the stool is the right height, however, or else eating your meals on the counter will be difficult. Measure the height of your countertops and be sure to purchase the bar stools that will best fit in your space. If you already have a table in your kitchen, you should still consider having a few bar stools on hand because they will allow you to accommodate more guests while you’re entertaining.
Traditional chairs take up a lot of room, especially if you have a lot of people in your home who need a seat at your table. A corner nook can solve this problem because more than half of the seating will be isolated to a nook that fits well in the corner of your kitchen. The benefit of this is that you can actually push the table back into the corner over the seating when it is not in use and then you can push it out only when you need it.
If you have the need for a table that has a lot of seating but don’t have a lot of space, consider using benches instead of regular chairs. The benefit of using benches is that it allows more people to squeeze at the table without requiring a lot of extra floor space. This enables you to get more mileage out of a smaller table. It is also much easier to push a bench off to the side when you don’t actually need it. Consider placing a bench on one side of the table and use regular chairs on the other side if you have the space. You can use the chairs for every day use and you can use the bench while entertaining.
Do you have an exact idea of what type of seating you really need in your kitchen to allow you to comfortably eat your meals there? If you are having trouble finding the right options, consider having your kitchen furniture made to your exact specifications. Contact Gothic Cabinet Craft for more information.