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7 Kitchen Seating Ideas To Suit Every Space

As the bustling heart of the family home, the kitchen often draws a crowd. From enjoying a mid-morning coffee to celebrating special occasions, it can make a lovely place to relax and spend time with friends. Introducing seating to your kitchen is a fantastic way to capitalise on the social aspect of your space. However, you’ll inevitably find it comes in handy throughout day-to-day life. As we explain in this blog, there are plenty of different seating solutions to suit all manner of spaces. We’ve put together a few of our favourite examples.


Sophisticated Kitchen Bar Stools

Bar stools offer a wonderful laid-back place to perch. Positioning them around an island can create a versatile social hub. Complete with stylish stools, a kitchen island makes the ideal spot to serve up drinks and nibbles. Introduce a cutting-edge venting cooktop, and you can even impress your guests by cooking while you chat. Casual bar stools are perfect for all the family. They provide a handy place for the kids to do their homework while you get dinner on the go. If you’re considering including an island, bar stool seating makes a great, multifunctional addition.

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The Perfect Spot For Two

You don’t have to have a huge island to introduce bar stool seating to your kitchen. A small peninsula or wall-mounted countertop can provide ample space for a couple of stools. This simple seating area offers a lovely spot for our clients to enjoy their morning coffee together. We’ve even included a handy plug socket for charging phones or tablets.


A Spacious Kitchen Island Bar Area

A spacious island breakfast bar is a must for those who love hosting sophisticated soirees. As well as making an eye-catching design feature, a dedicated bar-height seating area offers just the place to enjoy a chilled glass of white wine alongside a few antipasti dishes. What’s more, positioning the worktop alongside the island like this is a great way to maximise space. An adjacent breakfast bar could be the ideal solution to a tricky open-plan layout.


A Practical Kitchen Dining Island

Featuring a slightly lower worktop, a dining island offers all the same stylish space-saving features but with a family-friendly twist. Traditional dining chairs are generally safer and easier for young children to use. They also tend to be more practical for proper sit-down meals. With the option to install your dining area adjacent to or in line with your island, there are plenty of ways to make it work with your space.

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A Cosy Bench Seat

Immediately conjuring up thoughts of snuggling up with a good book, there’s something rather charming about a cosy bench seating area. Including integrated storage, a bespoke bench seat could be the ideal way to maximise space beneath a window. Alternatively, incorporating it into a run of cabinetry will add a unique, playful touch to your space. Kids and adults alike can enjoy this characterful feature.

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Built-In Banquette Seating

As open-plan living and dining areas have grown in popularity, so has banquette seating. Built-in banquette seats are designed to be pushed right up against the wall, eliminating the need for clearance, thereby maximising space. They also have the added benefit of offering a cosy and relaxed setting, perfect for meals with family and friends. Banquette seating is very much on-trend this year, so you’ll find plenty of elegant and stylish designs to choose from.

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The Classic Dining Table

If you’ve got the space, you can’t go wrong with a classic dining table. As well as offering plenty of room for family meals, they make a lovely place to pull up a pew and read a newspaper or enjoy a cup of tea. They can even double up as an extra cooking surface or trusty arts and crafts station. You’ll, of course, find a huge selection of colours, styles and materials available to create your desired look.


If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, it’s well worth considering incorporating seating into your design. Seating isn’t just for socialising and entertaining. It could be just what you need to ensure the kids do their homework or enjoy flicking through a book while keeping an eye on the dinner. From glamorous breakfast bars to the classic dining table, there are seating options out there to suit every space. If you’d like to discuss your design ideas, please give our expert team a call on 0113 269 2784 or email [email protected].

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