Some see the kitchen just as a work area, as a place just for cutting, peeling, frying, baking… in short, a place to prepare a meal then take it to another room to enjoy it. However, there are those who strongly advocate the need for a place to eat in the kitchen, perhaps because eating in the kitchen is cozy, familiar and has the charm of comfy routines that we miss when we are away. We can all agree that eating in the kitchen is not only endearing, but also very functional.
Today we want to show some examples of how a small dining area can be created in the kitchen. A place for friends to sit with wine and cheese while you do the cooking, or an area to enjoy a small breakfast before heading to work.
Calizza Interiors brings us an attractive and practical design proposal. The floor creates a minimalist kitchen that makes use of more than just the colour white. An element of wood that serves as contrast: a table. In fact, rather than use a classic dining table, the designers chose to attach it to the counter in the form of L. The high table would not be complete its two stools. Yes, these are two very lovely pieces, a variation on a classic furniture design, the Eames chairs.
Teese Interior brings an original and highly innovative approach, where the table is part of a whole, and the entire space gives off a feeling of continuity. This kitchen uses complicated geometry to create a work area and a dining area without the elements overlapping or giving off the feeling of being overwhelmed.
Here we also see white, the key colour for the kitchen cabinets and walls, with the table and chairs in white polypropylene. The result is a light and airy room.
White is one of the colours often used in the kitchen because it is a colour that gives the feeling of space, light and cleanliness, three key elements that are essential for a space to ensure optimum working conditions. And so it is no surprise that it is also the predominant colour in this design by Binomio Architecture Studio. But what caught our attention this elongated kitchen is how they have adapted to the dining area to the kitchen island, turning the table into a continuation of this piece. They have chosen to use stools instead of chairs, since they take up less space, giving a greater feeling of spaciousness.
Here is a totally different option, from interior architects Quetonodeblanco. Here, the designers have sought to keep the colour of the wood present in the rest of the house with natural oak doors. They have placed a small corner bar, also wood, and a couple of stools. This high table is just a taste of what comes next, because this kitchen flows into a room with a dining table with four chairs.
Last of all, a classic look with a square table placed against the wall. This design company Gunni & Trentino has set off the dining space from the rest of the room by running a line of lighting down the ceiling. A low pendant light hangs over the table, so that when you have finished cooking, everything is focused on what really matters: the food.