Creating a kitchen lounge can be as easy as adding two armchairs off the kitchen, as in this example. It results in an inviting, comfortable space where guests or family members can relax and feel at ease.
Two armchairs accompanied by a small table and a lamp create the perfect spot for catching up on your favorite novel while (hopefully) someone else does the cooking.
A sectional sofa in the corner of this kitchen lets one enjoy the view while being a part of the kitchen hustle and bustle.
If you have a slightly awkward corner or a spot in your kitchen that you can’t figure out, consider outfitting it with a small sofa. Suddenly the once-funky spot becomes functional and cozy, especially with the addition of a small table for drinks, books or a lamp.
It’s notoriously tricky sneaking seating into a galley kitchen, but a kitchen lounge may be just the solution. A sofa, small table and chair at the end of this kitchen give the entire space a welcoming appeal and provide an unexpected touch.
This kitchen’s addition is likely too narrow for a typical dining table and chairs. However, it’s the perfect size for a cozy kitchen lounge.
Another consideration is swapping the dining table for a kitchen lounge. In a larger space like this one, generally you’d see a large dining table where the armchairs are. However, I guarantee four comfy armchairs will get a lot more use than a formal dining table.
Here’s another example of a kitchen lounge in place of a dining table. Ottomans with sturdy, flat surfaces provide a spot for appetizer plates during a party.
If you like the idea of a kitchen lounge but still want to include a typical dining table, simply divide the space so you can accomplish both. Instead of a large dining table, find a smaller version and furnish the other half of the room with a sofa or chairs.
Remember: You don’t need a ton of pieces to create an ample kitchen lounge. If you’re tight on space, you can easily achieve both a dining area and a kitchen lounge with the simple addition of two chairs.
For a simple kitchen lounge that doubles as storage, consider a built-in window seat. This provides comfy seating and a spot where you can hide wayward items.