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dream small

Our kitchen, is itty-bitty. I, NEED to find a way to incorporate both a kitchen island AND dining area in our small home. Not having an island is out of the question:) just ask my 6ft tall husband who once had to LITERALLY turn sideways to manuveur his way around our sq ft challenged townhouse kitchen. It only lasted about a week, but I HAD to try it, as in my mind,a kitchen island is the heart of the "heart of a home" , and the key to interaction with guests and kids as I'm working my way around a pot roast. We now have a larger kitchen, but no seperate dining area, and are about to undertake a small renovation, opening up the kitchen to the living room. Now is the perfect time to decide what to do about building or buying a dining table/island. OR, am I nuts to think we don't neeed a living room upstairs? (our t.v & family room are downstairs)We could just turn it into a dining room....we are a family of four but entertain alot. help!:)

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Cisak's picture

Just to add to the kitchen table island idea - what about a bar-height table? I think when you are in a small space the furniture must multi-function, and the fact is there might just not be enough space for both an island and a table. 

dytecture's picture

If you have a long wall in the kitchen, you could considering putting in a long bench for seating to save space.  Another option is to open up the kitchen to the living room to create one big room.  Be sure you still keep both rooms defined.

lmurphy's picture

A lot of people are doing kitchen tables as islands, which may solve your dilemma by offering both a prep and dining area:

But at six feet, your husband may want an actual island for comfortable food prep. Here are some inspiration shots of smaller, multitasking kitchen islands

Let us know what you choose!


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