As a family hub and the heart of the home, the kitchen is a space for culinary adventures and family time. An eat-in kitchen offers space for a sit-down family breakfast, lunch or dinner. Something seeming lost in today’s world of constant chaos.
Whether you have a small or large kitchen, there are a variety of options for decorating and designing a charming eating space to enjoy precious family time.
Here are some inspired ideas for creating a homey eat-in kitchen that will appease guests and family members alike:
This farmhouse style kitchen is country chic. Lavish updates like the rustic fireplace, make the dining space feel warm and welcoming. And, an expandable table offers a flexible option for fast meals as well as lingering family dinners and dinner parties. Sit under the beautiful wooden ceiling beams as you toast to family and friends. The adjacent island allows for cooking and prep work to be completed while visiting with seated guests. Open shelving and glass-paneled cabinets make for easy access to serving pieces and dishware.
Barnyard basics give this modern kitchen a bit of rustic charm. We love the open cooler on the island. Such a creative idea that is perfect for entertaining! With leather stools at the island AND a full dining table, this kitchen provides many options for eating-in, whether it’s a quick sandwich or a full sit-down meal. Plus, we like how the two seating areas were designed in brown tones. This creates a coherent seating space and is a pleasant addition to the otherwise all white kitchen.
With a few well-placed country accents, this dazzling white kitchen is posh and polished. Wire pendant lights give this eat-in chef’s dream a bit of industrial attitude. And, the long window bench not only saves space but allows for a more cozy, casual and intimate dining experience. Kids will love “piling in” for their favorite snack.
Create a contemporary kitchen with a distinct country cottage feel. Perfect for those seeking a cabin aesthetic, this eat-in space also boasts open shelving, a wood beam ceiling and large center island. Guests will delight in hanging out and grabbing grub in this traditional rustic kitchen with historic flavor.
This lake cabin kitchen is the perfect size for small parties and family vacationers. Gray washed cabinets offer plenty of space for copper pots and pans and a large center island, made of reclaimed wood, serves multiple functions – food prep station, serving area, eat-in seating and guest hang-out space. The woven wicker stools with comfy cushions provide a front-row seat to food prep and pre-dinner “samples.” Out-of-town visitors will savor the look and feel of this lodge-like kitchen with a modern twist.
Guest Post By Amy Spagnola for LuxeDecor
Edited by Talie Jane