Incorporate a dining area into your kitchen space
With a little imagination, it is possible in most cases to create a cosy dining area for two in the kitchen. It may require a few compromises, but it is often worth it.
How much space is needed
for a dining area for two?
For an ideal dining area within your kitchen, it's best to ensure there's generous space for movement on both sides of the table, ideally around 80-90 cm. Yet, flexibility is key, and slightly less space can still function well.
In situations where your dining table is adjacent to the kitchen counter, maintaining a minimum of 120 cm between the two is recommended. This not only avoids a cramped feel but also facilitates smooth movement around the area.
Maximize your space
In small spaces, maximizing every inch is essential. Extend your cabinets to the ceiling to utilize vertical room height effectively.
Consider consolidating your kitchen along a single wall. This setup allows for an elongated kitchen layout that can accommodate a dining area on the opposite side. A compact table and two chairs could fit well. In especially narrow spaces, a wall-mounted, foldable worktop could also be a clever choice, optimizing functionality when needed.
Thinking outside the box
Opting for a kitchen layout along one or two walls to accommodate a dining table might reduce cabinet and drawer space slightly. However, there are strategies to counterbalance this.
Utilize your available wall space creatively. Install a rod to hang pots and pans or set up shelves for frequently used items. This not only enhances the ambiance but also grants convenient access to essential kitchen tools.
To maximize efficiency, consider integrating extra shelves into awkward nooks within your kitchen. This not only adds charm but also introduces a personal and functional touch to the space.
More ideas for the dining area
A narrow worktop
Expanding the dining possibilities in your kitchen doesn't always demand a standard 60 cm deep worktop. A narrower worktop can ingeniously create room for a cosy table with seating for two.
Dine comfortably at the kitchen table
Enhancing your dining area can involve incorporating bar stools alongside your kitchen table or island. Ensure the worktop extends slightly beyond the base cabinet, providing ample legroom for a comfortable seating experience.
A bench saves space
Maximize space efficiency by substituting traditional chairs with a compact folding bench equipped with storage capabilities. The bench offers the advantage of occupying less space compared to chairs and eliminates the need for rear access, making it a practical choice for your dining area.
Discover your options
Explore the options for expanding your kitchen's dining area by visiting the nearest HTH store. Our experienced kitchen experts are available to guide you through various solutions that can enhance your dining space.Get inspired at your local store