Eat-in kitchens, also considered breakfast nooks, are designed off or near the kitchen. The space is typically surrounded by three walls. Because of the enclosure, seating and furniture selection is limited. These tips will keep the space more spacious.
- Some breakfast nooks need the extra leg room to fit up to four or six diners, so a pedestal table is ideal in a breakfast nook. Popular shapes include round, oval, or square.
- Fill one, two, or three sides of your breakfast nook with a stand-alone bench or wrap-around banquette. Depending on the style you choose, these seating options give a built-in look and offer extra storage space, while maximizing floor space for a better flow.
- If there are windows near the dining space, add a bench below the windowsill with a table and chairs across from it. This will create a space that's not only an eating area, but also a place where kids can hang out or do their homework.