When it comes to your kitchen, you are likely to want a seating area of some kind. There are a number of different options that you can explore and they largely depend on your own individual taste. However, the space you have and the shape of your kitchen can also play a part. Here are the top three ideas.

Breakfast Bar

The breakfast bar is a great option if you have a limited amount of space in your kitchen but it also works well in larger kitchens as well. One of the most effective ways to incorporate this design is to remove the cupboards from underneath a section of your kitchen and just have the worktops held up with some supporting metal posts. A hard-wearing and sturdy work surface will be necessary so consider having something like granite. High stools look best tucked into a breakfast bar because they allow you to be level with the bar when you sit on them, but they also look quite neat and don’t take up too much space – perfect if you don’t have a lot of room.

Traditional Table

This is an ideal design if you have a considerable amount of space to work with. You can have a large table in the centre of your kitchen and make it the focal point of the room. Glass-topped tables accompanied by leather chairs work well with most kitchen designs, particularly a modern style. If you have wood worktops and a rustic theme, an old-fashioned oak table may be a better option, teamed with wooden spindle chairs. If you are pushed for space, a smaller table can be tucked into a corner and simply pulled out whenever you need extra seating. This means you still keep the space when you need it but also have the option to have guests sit at the table with you.

Granite Blanks

This is an alternative to traditional seating areas that are gaining in popularity within the home. If you are fortunate enough to have a large bay window, you can easily convert it into a dining area. There is the option to cushion the window sill and turn it into a bench-style seat with a table and some chairs added to create enough seats for everyone. The other option is to expand on the window sill and bring the seating out into the kitchen in a crescent shape. This also gives you the option of having a round table and may remove the need for extra chairs. This booth-like style is very modern and doesn’t take up too much space if you have a smaller kitchen.