The kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why the eat-in kitchen has become such a staple of open plan living. If we’re all going to congregate there anyway, why not grab a bar stool at the counter and dig in? Still, not all kitchens are designed the same, so we’ve got a few different eat-in kitchen options to work with differing layouts and styles. No matter how your house was originally designed, one of these is bound to be perfect for you and your hungry family!
1 – Hallway/walkway conversion
Not every kitchen was built with a breakfast bar counter in mind, so sometimes creativity with space is called for. Here, what was the hallway has been double-commissioned as a breakfast bar area. The key to making this multi-purpose space work is to recess the under-counter space and to have discreet bar stools that can tuck completely under the counter and out of the walkway when not in use.
2 – Galley kitchen conversion
If you have a galley kitchen, or a narrow U-shaped kitchen, this option might just work for you to add a breakfast bar. By adding a small counter at the outer entry of the kitchen you can have both a great eat-in space and a visual room divide to break-up the entry to your kitchen from the rest of your living space.