The kitchen is a room that is considered as being the heart of the home. It’s a space where families naturally gather at the end of the day to talk, indulge in good food, and relax in each other’s company.
It’s also a space that we tend to spend most of our time in, which has paved the way for many kitchen designs to incorporate comfortable and accommodating seating solutions, allowing families to cook, relax and spend quality time together.
From relaxed breakfast bars to formal seating areas, there are lots of ways to integrate inviting seating solutions into the design of your kitchen! From corner tables that take advantage of unused space, to seating that can be built into your kitchen island, the possibilities are endless when you think outside the box.
We’ve complied a list of some of our favourite ways to create inviting and comfortable seating solutions into your existing kitchen design. And you don’t even have to worry about your seating area imposing on the look and feel of your space – many of the solutions featured in our list actually save and make the most of the space you already have available!
Seating built into your kitchen island
Kitchen islands have continued to increase in popularity, especially in larger kitchens where space is not so much of an issue. Kitchen islands are not only perfect for providing extra preparation and cooking space, they also naturally attract social activity, particularly when you’re entertaining.
But your kitchen island’s functionality needn’t stop there… you can extend one side of the island by incorporating comfy bench seating to fit into the shape of your island, which can then accommodate a table and additional seating!
Making the most of your space
Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes and it’s often the case, that there are lots of nooks and crannies that end up being wasted spaces. But this needn’t be the case.
But with any home renovation project, it’s important to think outside the box when it comes to making the most of your available space. And the beauty of seating solutions is that they can be incorporated into the most awkward of spaces, particularly corner seating!
Corner seating is great for adapting your kitchen to meet your requirements. Simply adapt the shape of the table to fit in with your kitchen’s design and the corner that you want to fill, and surround it with bench seating. Better still, why not think about bench seating that comes complete with storage space? This will offer the perfect opportunity to store your cook books and all those other kitchen appliances that you don’t necessarily need to hand.
Open plan living
Open plan kitchens that break down the barriers between your kitchen and dining space have continued to surge in popularity, with many people recognising the improved social aspect of merging your kitchen and dining space together. After all, cooking is a social activity and, when you’re cooking for a dinner party, it’s hardly ideal being isolated from the rest of your party!
With this in mind, many people have started to opt for open plan designs that offer the perfect opportunity to incorporate a large dining table into your kitchen. This not only allows you to create a striking focal point in keeping with the look and feel of your kitchen, it also provides ample space to entertain your guests!
Kenneth Installations in Glasgow are experts when it comes to creating exciting, functional and versatile kitchen spaces that have been designed to meet and exceed your expectations.