One of the options that is available for your kitchen setup is to have an eat-in kitchen. This means that not only will you be prepping and cooking your food in the space, but you will also be eating in there as well. There are many ways to arrange your kitchen to accommodate this. For this post, we will be focusing on the eat-in kitchen utilizing an island setting.
If you have a smaller kitchen that has an island, one thing you can do is to have the benches/chairs completely fit under the island when not in use. You will want to make sure that you measure the height of the island, the chairs you want to use, and the counter length/hang-over to be able to find a chair that fits under it.
Another option is to have an island and then put a similar height table next to/touching the island. This can extend your space and offer a specific area for prep and another for eating. This can work if you have a smaller island in your kitchen. You will just need to measure the island to make sure you find a similar table.
If you want just one piece, there is an island/table combo that you choose as well. This will have one end be the island area and the other end will be the table. On the table area side, you could find the benches/seats that go completely under the table to save some room in your kitchen.
Depending on your kitchen size, you can find a rounded/angled island. This can offer a clearer break between the prep zone and the eating area. It can also offer your guests a place to sit without being in the way of the prep.
If you have the space in your kitchen, you can have a double island. Then you can have a dedicated island for cooking and another for eating. You can have the islands be the same size or have two different sizes. Also, depending on the size of the kitchen, you can place your islands near each other or on opposite sides of the kitchen.
There are many options available if you would like to incorporate an eat-in area in your kitchen utilizing an island setup. After determining your desires and measuring your kitchen for space constraints, you can choose the island that works perfectly for you.