Regular readers of our blog will have heard us say countless times that the kitchen is the hub of any home – but can the same be said about kitchen-diners? These rooms are not a new phenomenon. Indeed, they can actually be a really useful addition to any household, particularly if you often have guests over. The open kitchen – dining room aspect allows for great hosting. You’ll effectively be in the same room as your guests during the cooking process. You may even want to demonstrate a few skills. Today we’ll be taking a look at five of the best kitchen-diners.
Vintage kitchen bar
How about this for a cool kitchen? Part kitchen, part 1940s inspired bar, we’re willing to bet that the owner of this home enjoys hosting. To give the room an authentic touch, the designer has chosen to use vintage accessories, such as these old-school bar stools. This kitchen bar from easyliving.co.uk is ideal for showcasing your cocktail making skills while your guests relax.
White and red
An all-white kitchen-diner can look quite clinical and sterile. However, once you’ve added some dark chunky furniture and colourful red accents, the room is transformed. We love the homely look of this kitchen-diner from roomenvy.co.uk. It gives the impression that a lively, welcoming family live here – what more could you want?
We couldn’t resist this 1950s style American kitchen-diner, seen on Pinterest.com. The monochrome tiled flooring and the shiny PVC-backed chairs look like they’ve come straight out of a 50s movie. Carry on the theme into the rest of the kitchen with retro accessories and bright colours – who said decorating can’t be fun?
If your kitchen-diner errs on the small side, do not panic. The clever people at beautifulkitchensblog.co.uk recommend investing in foldaway chairs and an extendable table. We love the traditional country style of this kitchen-diner. The balance of cream and honey coloured wood adds warmth, while the colourful checked blind adds a splash of colour.
This striking curved design seen on housetohome.co.uk stands out as the centrepiece of the room. Almost reminiscent of a theatre circle, it’s ideal for putting on a culinary show for your guests. The high backed leather chairs will allow your guests and family to dine in comfort, while the burgundy table and lampshade add a splash of colour to the room. Ceiling spotlights give the room a professional finish.
Have you ever considered turning your unused loft into a kitchen-diner? Set away from the rest of the house, this would be the ideal place to entertain guests.
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