Thursday, May 12, 2016

Home Plans : Eat-in Kitchen

Hi everyone!

The last room that I showed you all our kitchen, and now I'm going to be sharing the dining area.  We have no official dining room in this house, but there's a blank space between the living room and kitchen which is just enough space for an eat-in kitchen!

To be honest, Dan and I rarely actually eat at a table (usually on the couch..guilty), so I doubt a dining room would be used very often.  This space is just big enough for some storage and seating, so I'm excited to get creative and make the most of the space!!  Here's what I have planned:


This opening goes to the living room, and where I'm hoping to add the drink bar (which I'll talk about below)

A view from the other side!  The kitchen is on the other side of the door (which leads out to the back deck)

Not very big, but plenty of room for fun projects!  Here's what I have in mind:


- Add a corner booth.  I think the best use of the space is to add a corner booth right beside the back door.  I have so many ideas on building this myself and I think it will be a great addition to the room!  The bench can also be used as storage for things like linens and special serving ware, so I think it's going to be very useful.

- Add a drink station.  This is probably the project that I'm most excited about in the entire house!  I have so many ideas right now about what I want and what I want it to look like.  I'm still not sure if I want this to be something that I build myself, or modify something that I can buy.  I've been getting lots of inspiration though, which you'll see below!

- Add some color.  I'm keeping the room blue, but besides that there isn't much color in this room.  The floors are gray, and the cabinets are white (I also want the coffee bar and drink station to be white so it's cohesive).  That means that I want to get creative and add in some color with things like rugs, cushions, and table decorations!


This is where I originally got the idea to add a drink bar.  This one is specifically for coffee, but I also want it to be used as an actual bar!  How amazing does this look though?!

I love how modern this corner booth looks!  It's nice and simple, and I love the built-ins above the seat.  Sleek and functional!

 I really like how the counters blend into the corner seat, and I could see this working in my space!  I could have a corner seat attached the the drink bar.  Love this design!

Check out my other room plans here!
linking up with Amanda


  1. I LOVE that last picture! It looks so cozy and I would totally use it as a workspace too sometimes. I love all these ideas so much and the drink bar would be so cool.

  2. That coffee bar is crazy! It makes me wish I liked coffee! I like the idea of having space for a ritual that is important to you. I love built in benches, very versatile and they look great. That last picture looks excellent. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  3. oh this is super cool - i love the last 2 with the corner booths. KC and I eat most of our meals on the couch as well, or I'm in the kitchen and he's on the computer. guilty too!