The kitchen is the heart of your home. It is where your family gathers to start their day. It’s where you prepare your meals and memories together. When you host family and friends — despite your best efforts — it seems to be where everybody wants to hang out. Depending on how your kitchen is laid out, there may not be any seating in your kitchen. Depending on your budget, you might consider a kitchen remodel or you may need to consider some creative ways to add seating to your kitchen. Regardless of if you’re in a position to take on residential construction or if you need some clever low cost ideas on how to add a few seats, read on for some ways to increase your kitchen seating.
It’s Beautiful on the Island
If you have the space, a center island can accomplish a lot with just a few square feet. If you don’t have a space to utilize for a table and chairs, an island can give you a space to enjoy your morning coffee while another member of your family fixes themselves breakfast. If your kitchen is on the smaller side, you can still use a center island to add seating to your kitchen. A great aspect of islands is that they are multi-functional. If removing a cabinet would give you the room to add an island, you don’t have to sacrifice storage space. You can dedicate the side that is away from appliances and build in cabinets on the other side, improving the functionality of your kitchen along the way.
Nooks Are Nice
Even if your kitchen is on the smaller side, you can always find a way to squeeze a few seats in. If you have a nook or even just a space that doesn’t work for storage or food prep, you have an opportunity to add seating to your kitchen. You can build out a booth or use a high-top table in order to accommodate some seating. This helps you make the most of those precious few moments that your family has together in the morning by making it easy to have a seat and enjoy breakfast together.
There is an added bonus to adding seating to your kitchen: it’s that much easier to keep each other company while dinner is being prepared. The whole point is to invite your family to gather together as much as possible, and this is a great, low cost way to accomplish just that.
Make the Most of Your Space
No matter your budget, there is always an opportunity to reimagine your kitchen to accommodate more seating. Whether that requires a full kitchen remodel or simply tweaking the space depends on your vision and budget. Either way, after all the effort, you will have a kitchen that is inviting and accommodating.
House Lift can help you make that inspiration a reality. We are residential construction specialists who are eager to help make your house the home you’ve always dreamed of. We have a reputation in the Twin Cities for making the most out of your home’s current footprint, giving you all the amenities wished for. If you are ready to tackle your kitchen remodel and make your dream home come to life, contact us today to schedule a consultation.