The kitchen is the place where most family dining happens. Take a look at some different dining options.
This homeowner uses her peninsula on a daily basis for casual dining, but it also serves as a buffet and bar while entertaining.
A kitchen that’s open to the dining area is a good layout for the social cook. “A wonderful kitchen that’s big enough to have friends and family nearby while a meal is being prepared is the difference between a good house and a great one,” says homeowner Michael.
The furnishings in this breakfast area mirror the color palette established by the cabinetry and countertops.
A built-in booth takes advantage of a tight space. The benches are easy to clean with vinyl upholstery.
A built-in banquette is not only a stylish kitchen seating option; you can also use the space under the seat to store small appliances and other oversize items.
This homeowner used bright upholstery on her dining chairs to accent a neutral kitchen.
Use an eclectic mix of seating types, like benches and dining chairs, around your table.
For a softer look, cover wooden chairs with washable slipcovers.
Don’t like dangling your feet from a barstool? Instead of using bar seating at your island, tuck a dining table underneath the bar ledge.
A table on casters can be rolled out of the way when necessary.
See more kitchen dining ideas in our Dining in the Kitchen video.