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4 Eat-In Kitchen Designs You’ll Want To Copy

Interior Design & Decorating, Kitchen
By Katie Carlson on Apr 7, 2016
4 Eat-In Kitchen Designs You’ll Want To Copy

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Eat-in kitchens are great for enjoying a quick breakfast, a casual meal with the family and entertaining guests. This extra sitting area is a great addition for homeowners looking to maximize the space in their kitchen.

An eat-in kitchen can be your everyday retreat and a spot to fancy up when you’re throwing a party. If you've got the room, they're definitely worth adding to your kitchen space. See four eat-in kitchen designs you’ll want to copy in your home.

Colorful Paint

1. Colorful Breakfast Nook

This colorful corner nook is simply delightful! If you look closely, you’ll notice that this was once an unused space in the corner that now serves a sensible purpose. Don’t be afraid to use color in your eat-in kitchen. The orange accent wall, wood and navy blue pillows in this nook prove that color can look beautiful when it’s done right.

Banquette seating is a fantastic option for an eat-in kitchen. This small wraparound bench not only fits perfectly in this small space, but it’s also attractive. If comfort is your main concern, then you can add some seat cushions to cover the wood bench.

Kitchen Island

2. Island or Versatile Peninsula

Islands are great because they’re a natural place to gather, eat and serve food. They even make portable pieces that can be easily moved around the room. If you have an island, be sure you purchase some comfortable stools so you can use the space to enjoy casual meals.

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A G-shaped floor plan (or Peninsula) is designed with one end of an island attached to a wall or line of cabinets. This particular layout is nice because it gives you the usefulness that comes with an island designed kitchen, but you’ll have less floor space to work with. To get the most of your versatile peninsula, place stools down for everyday seating and turn the space into a buffet to serve guests when you’re entertaining.


3. Mix Of Seating Types

Not everything in the home has to be matchy-matchy. Go for a different look and purchase a mix of seating types for your eat-in kitchen. Benches and dining charis are one of the most common mixed seating arranagements homeowners use. Benches are excellent space savers and can typically hold more seating than a chair.

If you’re feel even more adventurous, then interweave different designs, fabrics or colors into the design. The more seating the better, so see what you can fit in the space without making it too crammed.


4. DIY Bar Top

When DIY and bar are used in the same sentence, you at least know the work you put in will be worth the reward! Installing a slender shelf that’s wide enough to be used as counter space is a great choice when you don’t have room for a full table. I think this is such a fun way to make use of a small floor plan.

I love how this eat-in kitchen is decorated. The beautiful mirror and colorful stools really open and liven up the space well. See a few other easy DIY kitchen projects that might interest you as you start to rethink your space.


Eat-in kitchens should be aesthetically appealing and functional. If properly designed, they’re a great addition to your home. Use these layout ideas as inspiration to create your personalized eat-in kitchen. We just know you’re going to love it!

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