Designing a Kitchen Nook

The kitchen nook is a place where you can sit and enjoy a quick breakfast, a relaxing lunch or a casual dinner.  It is a family gathering spot either in or close to the kitchen, creating a place that is convenient and comfortable.  Designing a kitchen nook can be as easy as placing a table and chairs in the kitchen to carving out a niche with built-in seating.  You can even add a nook to the kitchen island.

A sunny kitchen nook (uujcu)
A cozy kitchen nook (Zimbio)
Bench seating at the kitchen nook (Absoluteremodeling)

Most homes today are built with eat-in kitchens, making the nook a planned feature of the home.  You can make this space even more special by filling it with cushioned benches and a farm table.  Add a mix of chairs for a charming and casual space to share meals with the family.
A farm table complements built-in seating at this kitchen nook (
A cozy spot for breakfast at this kitchen nook (Pinterest)
A sunny spot for this kitchen nook (Pinterest)

The kitchen nook can be designed in front of a window with built-in window seats.  Place a table in front of the window seats, add a few chairs for additional seating and you have yourself a kitchen nook.

Curved seating and a pedestal table make this kitchen nook versatile (Pinterest)
A half table fits perfectly in this kitchen nook accented with ottomans (Zimbio)
A table and chairs brings comfort and versatility to this kitchen nook (Pinterest)

When planning add-ons for a renovation project, consider a sunroom off the kitchen for a space to enjoy casual meals.  Make it a breakfast nook, complete with comfortable seating and an area for relaxing as well as dining.

A bright sunroom enhances this kitchen nook (Busydoor)
Expansive built-in seating makes this bright spot great for a kitchen nook (Olpos)

Designing a kitchen nook as part of an island is a functional and stylish way to enhance the kitchen.  An extended counter that blends with the island and includes bench seating is the perfect spot to enjoy casual meals and to visit the cook.

A curved booth behind the island makes this kitchen nook convenient (Pinterest)
Instant kitchen nook with rounded island extension (Homedit)
Cozy and convenient kitchen nook (Favething)
Bench styling is appealing for this kitchen nook (Pinterest)

Kitchen nooks today are generally part of the home layout but there are options for those without.  Design a kitchen nook in your home that fits within your space and is a functional but stylish addition.  In today’s fast-paced world, it is nice to have a space to share a casual meal while unwinding with family and friends.





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