A narrow kitchen with a breakfast bar is the right way to build a small place where it will be comfortable to gather the whole family, sit with friends and just relax. Let these be simple two chairs and a table, but they should please the owners.
But still two chairs are not enough, are they? And what if the layout of the dwelling does not allow you to accommodate as many guests as the owners wish? Today we will tell our readers that such an opinion is a very big mistake! So, get acquainted: design developments in "uncomfortable" interiors!
Old houses, especially buildings 60-x and 70-ies of the last century, have quite narrow kitchens, which, however, are wide enough for it to fit a kitchen island. Meanwhile, galley kitchens by definition can not accommodate an island. So how beautiful and convenient to organize seats?
An example of the organization of the island (Tina Kuhlmann)
In the long and narrow kitchen
If the kitchen is long, consider the option of installing the original countertop – and for the sample you can take the proposed photo.
Island with a dining part (The Woodshop of Avon)
Extended kitchen countertop on one level with the island – this is an incredible advantage! First, you do not have to go far to cover on the table. And secondly, when the household leaves the home galley, you can use the table as an additional work surface! And with all that is necessary for cooking will be very close – because to the island in the literal sense to give!
Kitchen in the shape of the letter L (Shannon Poe)
Kitchen in the shape of the letter L
This layout of the kitchen can be difficult in terms of finding a good place for a lunch counter. A small extra spot on the corner of the countertop may be the best option for organizing a small dining area.
- The base of the pedestal will visually reduce the weight of the unit.
Another option for finishing the worktop is a dining place
(Orion Design, Inc.)
Another option for forming a dining area in a room resembling the letter L looks quite different. The tabletop elegantly "continues" in a smooth arc, and the chairs, which can be cleaned and put, as the owners wish, do not affect the work surface, which, undoubtedly, will be convenient for the cook in this kitchen.
Make the ledge small so that the main cabinets are easily accessible.
The Peninsula (Kastler Construction)
With the peninsula
These homeowners in their modern interior design have added a very short kitchen peninsula with a ledge at the end to allow for a table top and a cabinet, as well as an extra seating space. The chair is installed at the very end of this ledge, without overfilling the dining area.
Add details – brackets and curved countertops – in order to create a finished look and add refinement to the room.
The long kitchen project (Giulietti Schouten Architects)
The kitchen of the galley type is too narrow to pick up a kitchen island for it. So think about a round or semicircular countertop, which you can "continue" the work surface. This solution, of course, will save a little space, necessary to accommodate at least a couple of stools.
If you decide to use this idea, then remember that you need to complement the interior so that the new furniture is in harmony with the old one, organically fit into the overall style.
Smooth table top for dinners (Alta Construction, Inc.)
And in this galley kitchen the countertop was also extended, which allows the owners of this wonderful house to have a snack in front of the window – a great place for breakfast, where even the view outwards pleases and helps create an excellent mood for the whole day!
Leave enough space between the top and the window to ensure that the windows can be washed smoothly. Yes, and send something to the street can be right through the window – a great idea for a barbecue in the courtyard!
Project with a small place for breakfast (Harrell Remodeling)
Type of kitchen
Many kitchens are walk-through, i.e. through them you can get into another room. In such a room, well-designed furniture "extends" the outer wall.
Consider the style of your chairs and their shape. The back will make this piece of furniture much more convenient, and a stool that can be easily hidden by pushing it under the table is much more practical.
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