Find Your Dining Style: 9 Strategies for Eat-In Kitchens
What kind of seating do you request at a restaurant? It may hold the key to setting up your kitchen table
Perhaps the best way to imagine what’s right for your eat-in kitchen is to think about what you request at a restaurant — do you like a table or a booth? To eat in the bar? The private room or the one in the middle of the action? If your kitchen is so tiny that the thought of these options is making you laugh, don’t worry — we’ve got a few clever space-saving ideas too.
What I like most about having a booth is that it can double as a workstation, unlike a countertop. (Laptops and food prep don’t mix.) If I’m working on a project at a booth, the clutter is contained and out of the way. The only danger is letting that project take over the booth permanently.
Tip: Put the table on casters or use felt pads on the bottoms of the legs to save your floors and make sliding the table out easier.
Keep the island feeling with an extension that’s open underneath, where people can sit around three sides.