Early morning starts would be much easier if you knew you had a comfy and intimate eating area in your kitchen to relax with a hot cup of coffee. An eat-in kitchen provides a place for family and friends to gather during food preparation as well as a cosy area to enjoy a long breakfast in the sun. Eat-in kitchens have endless design opportunities and aren’t limited to only large kitchens; you can simply add stools to a kitchen island or add a table and chairs to create a breakfast nook. Here are some creative ideas for small kitchen eating areas to inspire more family meals at the table.

  • Window Seat
    Take advantage of the natural light that streams through your kitchen window in the morning by adding storage-filled bench seats by the window your kitchen. A well-placed window seat creates a cosy and practical seating area that will suit any small kitchen. The extra storage will come in handy and the area becomes another decorative space to add an extra dose of colour to your kitchen.
  • Room with a View
    Make the most of a small galley kitchen area and clear an area near the kitchen window to be used for your eating space. Pull up a few bar stools underneath the bench, the great view of your gorgeous garden will ensure an ideal gathering spot for every meal.
  • Comfy Breakfast Nook
    If you have a bit more space in your kitchen and are looking for a more comfortable eating area, consider installing a built-in booth complete with decorative cushions. Breakfast nooks can easily be built into an awkward corner of your kitchen and are a major advantage to kitchens that crave storage space, as areas under the bench can be used for tucking away bulky items and appliances. Ensure to match your furnishings with the same colour palette as your other kitchen materials.
  • On-the-Go
    Another easier option for adding a kitchen eating area is to simply add bar stools to the end of your kitchen island. This option is ideal for a family on-the-go – tuck the kitchen stools underneath the bench when not in use to save valuable space in your smaller kitchen. Adding bright and colourful stools to your kitchen is also a great way to enhance a dull area.

If you need help renovating your kitchen, our experienced staff at Harrington Kitchens can help with the design and installation of a broad range of kitchen styles.

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The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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