The kitchen is one of those rooms in the house that has multiple uses. First and foremost, it is almost
always the room to gather in, no matter if you have a large or small group, people always end up hanging out in the kitchen. And of course, there’s the cooking and food related business. If you have a small kitchen, you may think the gathering part is out of the question. But it’s not. You just need to work with the room. And besides, it’s not small, it’s COZY.
The essential part of a kitchen is to find a table with seating that works in the room. Exactly what kind of table will fit in the room? Pull out the measuring tape! Can you do a 5 piece dinette set, or do you only have the room for a 2 piece set? Remember that you probably want a little space around the dinette set to allow some breathing room.
The next step is determining the shape of the table. Round tables allow a few more chairs to be pulled up but may fit into a space awkwardly. A rectangular or square shaped table allows for it to be pushed against a wall, and just may fit a room more efficiently. Especially if your kitchen is extra small.
Seating is essential, of course, but what kind is the best for your kitchen, the style, and space you’re working with? Bar stool style gives that “less is more” look and streamlines the space, because the eye doesn’t get interrupted by the chair backs. They can also get tucked underneath a table when not in use. But if you have the room for a larger dinette set, then chair backs won’t be a problem with creating clutter. Slender legs, with crisscrossed chair backs give the look of formal dining without looking clunky and heavy.
No matter the size of your kitchen, there’s a dinette set that will work. If you’re working with a small, excuse us, cozy kitchen, let us know your tips and tricks in the comments section.