Hello, friends. I hope this finds you well. This striking kitchen caught be eye earlier today and got me thinking about eat-in kitchens.
With the movement towards open concept layouts, I guess you could say that eat-in kitchens have become quite popular in recent years. (Having a separate formal dining room is still nice for those special occasions and dinner parties.) An eat-in kitchen has a casual feel to it, but there's something homey and welcoming about it too.
An eat-in kitchen works best when the space is roomy. Otherwise, it looks and feels cramped. As stylish as the above kitchen is, it makes me feel a little claustrophobic. I think I would end up catching my knees and hips on the sides of the chairs a little too often (or that's at least how it looks from this angle).
I like it best when you can still have a good sized island to work at and then a dining table tucked in the corner of a sunny breakfast nook. Giving up my island for a dining table is something I would only do if I really had to. What about you?
Maybe I'd go for this "table ousts island" look if I had a country/farmhouse kitchen. I think it really suits these kinds of kitchens.
Island vs. Table. Who comes away with the win for you?
Image Sources: Jennifer Eisenstadt; via pinterest (2 images); Tommy Smythe; Windsor Smith; Atlanta Homes; via pinterest (last 3 images)