While dining rooms might be fantastic for hosting guests and getting down to the odd fancy family dinner, the modern need for things like home offices means that many of us are doing away with this design feature.
To make up for that fact, countless homeowners are instead seeking innovative ways to make room for this element, and many of them are doing so by turning to kitchen diners. To make it more likely that this interior transformation will work for you, we’re therefore going to consider just a few of the style steps that can ensure this space still flows, even as you merge it with what used to be your dining room.
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Tip 1: Keep it open plan
As well as creating a contemporary look and feel, open-plan layouts are fantastic for use in a fusion space like this, and can be invaluable for ensuring that each section feels as spacious and airy as you would like it to be. Specifically, individuals looking to make the most of a kitchen diner should consider removing things like cupboards that block the dining space, or even islands that limit the area in general (unless used as a table). While it does still pay to find ways to segment each section of the room using perhaps layout or materials, this more open plan approach then enables a far less clunky finish, where conversation and usage flow as they never would otherwise.
Tip 2: Consider your table carefully
Given that a dining table is the primary feature of any kitchen diner, it’s crucial to think carefully about your choice here. In particular, you’re going to want to consider things like the space you have to play with (e.g. would a breakfast bar be better than a table?) and also your styling in general. That way, you’ll be better able to take your pick of unique dining room tables which are guaranteed to work well in the area you have. Thinking hard about things like color schemes and materials can be especially useful for that sense of flow, ensuring that whatever table you choose, it looks like a natural addition to the room rather than a standout feature that doesn’t necessarily work.
Tip 3: Get clever with positioning
If your table is crammed into an awkward corner or shoved in the middle of your kitchen, then this space will never look as good as you might hope. That’s why you should also get clever with your positioning, either by keeping your table off to one side or finding a handy way to squeeze seating into even a small kitchen. Ideas like a breakfast bar that can double up as a kitchen surface, or even removing one wall of your kitchen cupboards to create a perfectly integrated little eating corner, will certainly see your kitchen diner becoming the envy of the street in no time.
Finding flow in your kitchen diner doesn’t need to be difficult, but it does require you to consider top tips like these during the design stages.
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