Busy families don’t always have their meals in the dining room. The eat-in kitchen is ideal for active households that want it to be quick and simple to prepare, serve, and clean up after meals.
But can you have an eat-in kitchen in an upscale home? The answer is an emphatic yes, according to lifestyle experts who point out the ability to serve meals in the kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t also have a dining room for entertaining, holiday meals, and other more formal dining ocassions.
“I consider having the eat-in kitchen and the dining room really the best of both worlds.” Janet, a Milton homeowner with three kids in high school, chose to have her kitchen addition include space for the entire family to sit and eat together. “With all of the kids in sports, it’s not unusual for us to eat pretty late. Breakfast times are also pretty hectic. There’s just no time for setting the table and everything that goes with a big meal. But when we want to do that – and I think it’s important for children to understand how to conduct themselves properly – our dining room is absolutely lovely.”
Kitchen Island Design for the Eat-In Kitchen
Typically, the seating for an eat-in kitchen is either via a kitchen island or by a breakfast nook or similar bump out addition. The kitchen island is the slightly more popular option in Milton.
One of the factors that differentiates the typical kitchen island from one that places more emphasis on design is the seating arrangement. Of course you’re familiar with the all-in-a-row seating most kitchen islands feature. However, working with your Milton kitchen contractors, it’s not difficult to achieve a more luxurious, bespoke feel by positioning seating in a way that wraps around the island. This gives the eat-in kitchen more of a dining room feel and less of a takeaway counter vibe.