A kitchen island is something that can add incredible value and much-needed space to your home. We love a well-designed and practical island here at Kitchen Warehouse. If you are a regular reader of our blog then you will know that we mention kitchen islands a lot! But do you need a kitchen island with seating?
Perhaps you’ve not even thought about kitchen seating ideas…not every island needs to create space for you to sit and eat. Let’s take a look at whether or not you should include seating options with your island to help you create the best design for your room.
Why You Should Have A Kitchen Island With Seating
A kitchen island can actually serve multiple purposes by being a space to not only prepare food but also eat your meals at too. An island isn’t really the area for any sort of formal dining but for eating breakfast, a quick lunch or a casual dinner, it is a great option to have.
This also means that you do not necessarily need a table and chairs. If you are pushed for space a kitchen island with seating can give you both somewhere to eat and extra worktop space. In fact, we looked at this in more detail in one of our previous blog posts, “Some design ideas for a small kitchen”.
Kitchen island seating can create a convenient and casual atmosphere for eating meals while also giving you the chance to save on space in other parts of the room too.
What If You Have A Lot Of Space?
If you have space in your kitchen for a full dining table and chairs then seating at an island probably is not worth it. You can use the island to have both a formal and informal place to eat, but if you don’t have a lot of room for meal prep you can forgo kitchen island seating and give yourself valuable space. You can even add a small wall decal to brighten things up.
For larger kitchens, an island can be solely used for food preparation rather than somewhere to eat meals.
What Do You Think?
Kitchen islands can come as standard or be fully customised to achieve your dream look. They can also have many uses – food preparation, storage, dining or simply storage.
Much of this depends on the size of the room, as the larger the room the less need there is to have an innovative space-saving place to sit down.
So, what do you think about having a kitchen island with seating? Is and island more suited to storage and food preparation or do you think that informal dining is a core aspect of its function?