Eat-In Kitchens

An eat-in kitchen is multitasking at its best. Not only does it provide a place for friends and family to hang out while dinner is being made, but an eat-in kitchen can also double as an additional food prep area. Plus, eat-in kitchens aren't limited to one configuration or another. You can simply add a kitchen table and chairs to a breakfast nook or open floor space. The most important considerations for an eat-in kitchen configuration are proportion and scale. If you don't have ample space, an oversize kitchen table set might make your kitchen look cramped. One that doesn't fit proportionally to the space can make the room feel empty. Banquettes are often used in eat-in kitchens. Some resemble a restaurant booth with a built-in table and seating. Others make good use of built-in windows and wall seating on one side of the table and chairs on the other. Banquettes also provide additional storage for eat-in kitchens. Islands maximize square footage by acting as both an eating area and a food prep station. Ultimately, the decision comes down to your family's lifestyle and which option your kitchen can accommodate.


Our Favorite Eat-In Kitchen Ideas
Banquette for Less

Transform stock cabinets into a stunning banquette.

Breakfast Room Banquettes

Create a comfy seating area in your breakfast room with a beautiful banquette.

One Kitchen, Two Budgets

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Everything in Eat-In Kitchens
  • Banquette Benches with Storage

    Short on space? These banquette benches offer both comfy seating and storage for your kitchen gear.

  • Small-Space Banquette Ideas

    Sneak a banquette into a small kitchen with these space-savvy design ideas.

  • 15 Cool Ways to Customize a Banquette

    Turn your banquette into a stylish and super functional dining space with these ideas.

  • Stylish and Simple DIY Banquette

    Save money and put your DIY skills to use with a DIY banquette design. We made this one from stock cabinets.

  • Fresh Dining Room Decorating Ideas

    Mix colors and patterns to give your dining room or dining area fresh modern appeal.

  • Banquette Benches

    Create more seating and a sense of coziness in your kitchen with a banquette bench.

  • Dining Room Lighting Ideas

    Find ideas for adding style and light to your dining room with these lighting ideas.

  • Banquettes with Storage

    Make the most of the storage space in your dining room banquette.

  • Dining Room Banquette

    Gain more mealtime seating in less space with a stylish dining room banquette. Use these ideas to create a design t...

  • Eat-In Kitchens

    Looking to eat as well as cook in your kitchen? Take a look at the these ideas, chock full of banquettes, breakfast...

  • Breakfast Room Banquettes

    Banquettes are great additions to kitchens, offering seating for eat-in spots as well as extra storage space. Here...

  • Breakfast Nook Ideas

    No nook should go unused, including the extra space near your kitchen. Whether you’ve got the teeniest of corners o...

  • Built-In Banquette Ideas

    Most often found in kitchens, built-in banquettes are actually a great way to add seating to dining areas, too. Loo...

  • Dining Room Ideas

    Combining good looks and practical furniture, these dining rooms are both practical and beautiful.

  • Space-Savvy Breakfast Room Banquettes

    If your kitchen is skimpy on both storage and seating, a built-in banquette may be a space-saving option.

  • Breakfast Room Banquettes

    If your breakfast room is too small to add a collection of chairs, think about a banquette, a great space-saving so...

  • Dining Rooms and Eating Areas

    Do you long to connect your eating and cooking areas? Take a look at this collection of spaces that join dining roo...

  • Banquette Dining

    Well-designed and functional banquettes are a comfortable, efficient way to add eating spots to your dining rooms....

  • One Kitchen, Two Budgets: Breakfast Nook

    Can you get the same kitchen function, style, and organization from two different budgets? A designer shows how to...


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