Whether catching up with friends over a cup of coffee or serving up an after-school snack, including seating in your kitchen is the perfect way to establish the laidback, sociable atmosphere that the heart of your home demands. At Ruach Kitchens, we’ve designed hundreds of bespoke interiors for clients across Kent, and each of our gorgeous kitchens is completely unique. We pride ourselves on finding innovative and original design solutions to complement your individual requirements, and this includes devising a host of fantastic seating options. From open-plan kitchen diners to small but perfectly formed spaces, there are a variety of opportunities to introduce seating even into the most compact designs. Our designers share some of their brilliant creative ideas to bring the perfect seating space to your new kitchen.
A Stylish Kitchen Island
Thanks to its impressive practical benefits and spectacular looks, the stylish kitchen island is incredibly popular with our clients. A kitchen island makes an ideal spot to position trendy bar stools which are great for laidback coffee mornings and evening entertaining. Including a hob on your island opposite your seating area will create an additional layer of functionality, allowing you to socialise with your guests while you cook. Introducing bar stools to your kitchen island makes a fantastic, sophisticated solution to casual kitchen seating.
A Custom Height Breakfast Bar
Perching on a bar stool with a glass of wine in hand is no doubt an elegant and stylish way to enjoy your kitchen. However, bar stool seating isn’t for everyone. It can be particularly challenging for young children or those with mobility issues. Another way to include seating around your kitchen island is to opt for a lowered breakfast bar that accommodates standard dining chairs. In the kitchen below, the wood breakfast bar adds a warm and inviting touch to this glamorous space. Including ingenious recessed shelves, this bespoke breakfast bar is ideal for keeping the kids out of trouble while you cook. Toys, iPads and homework can be cleverly stowed away when dinner is ready to be served.
The Classic Kitchen Table
Dining chairs are much more practical when it comes to sitting down for a family meal. Furthermore, a beautiful dining table will immediately accentuate the character and atmosphere of your home. A rustic farmhouse table is ideal for creating a cosy and charming interior, while a stylish modern design is perfect for establishing a sophisticated focal point to your space. A dining table with seating provides a truly versatile kitchen feature. They can come in handy when you need an extra surface for cooking, as well as offering a great spot to enjoy a cup of tea while chatting to the chef.
Cosy Bench Seating
A generous dining table can demand a lot of space, and the last thing you want is for your new kitchen to feel cramped and overcrowded. Sacrificing your dream kitchen island is one way to achieve more space. However, quite understandably, you might not want to compromise on the stylish looks or added practicality that a kitchen island can offer. Building banquette style seating into your kitchen island could be the perfect solution to this tricky conundrum. Integrating seating into your island allows you to position your dining table centrally without taking up an excessive amount of floor space. Featuring gorgeous soft furnishings and a curved silhouette, we also love the cosy informal look that banquette style seating can bring to a room.
A Practical Bespoke Peninsula
Not all kitchen layouts can accommodate an island or dining table, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still include practical and stylish seating in your space. Adjoining a run of cabinets, a peninsula style island or table can create a charming spot to enjoy a morning coffee as well as providing handy extra storage and worktop space just like the sought-after kitchen island.
Extend Your Kitchen Counters
Another effective way to include seating in your kitchen is to create a simple wall-mounted breakfast bar. You can achieve this by extending your kitchen worktop while leaving the space beneath open, establishing an effortlessly sleek and convenient seating area. Alternatively, you can install an accent worktop material against the wall; the contrasting finish can create an attractive feature.
Build A Beautiful Window Seat
From whipping up a delicious meal to browsing your favourite cookbooks, many of us spend more time in the kitchen than anywhere else in our home, but that doesn’t mean we’re tied to the stove. As the bustling heart of your home, the kitchen can be a great place to relax and spend time with loved ones, and so it figures that not all the seating in your kitchen should be aimed at eating and drinking. A delightful window seat offers the perfect cosy nook to write your shopping list, get lost in a good book or simply watch the world go by. What’s more, a bespoke window seat can provide useful storage for all sorts of odds and ends.
Regardless of the style, size or layout of your kitchen, there are plenty of fantastic ways to introduce the perfect seating to your space. We hope this article has given you some great inspiration for your project. If you’d like to discuss any of your ideas with our friendly professional team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01959 561333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.