Have you ever wanted to take a seat, sip some wine as you cooked dinner? Cooking for many chefs at home is much more than whipping up meals. While they spend hours creating delicacies, kitchen furniture can help them not just be efficient but also kick back, relax and have company, too.
Modern kitchens are built for maximum storage, functionality and efficiency, but not as space where you can relax and chill. These furniture ideas are sure to make your kitchen a functional space that can be conversation zones, along with areas to just sit and wait while your dish gets cooked to perfection.
Is Kitchen Furniture Different From Cabinetry?
Now, many confuse kitchen furniture with cabinets and modules. But, we’re talking about furniture like tables, chairs and more that can add some character to the space and personalise it according to your choice.
Types of Kitchen Furniture
#1: Kitchen Table
A table in the kitchen? While many Indian households are battling for storage space in their kitchen, the idea of a kitchen dining table may sound absurd. We get you! But, a kitchen table doesn’t have to be large; it can be a two-seater table tucked into a corner that can give you some time to relax. With some tact, your interior designer can also use a wall-mounted table to save space.
Having a table in the kitchen can also double up as an additional workspace where you can clean your greens or chop vegetables. In open kitchens, a kitchen dining table breaks up the space and acts as a well-planned partition. Kitchen island tables are quite popular in large kitchens. In Victorian homes, you can often find pictures of kitchens with a dining table that hosts fresh farm produce, baskets of bread and more. So, this kitchen furniture idea is really not a new one.
#2: Bar Stools
Quite a few homes have a simple breakfast counter as part of their open kitchen design. Adding in some barstools to this setup completes your breakfast bar. You can also invest in some high chairs to make the space more casual and easily accessible to children, too.
Barstools in the kitchens can be a great way to build a conversation zone. While you cook for guests and family, they don’t have to be relegated to the living room. In fact they can take some load off and sip refreshments while they keep you company as you get the food ready.
It also gives a space for kids to do their homework; you can always keep an eye on them as you finish up in the kitchen. Especially, during these times when they’re more at home and need help with their work, they don’t have to be cooped up in their study areas when kitchen furniture can be used.
#3: Spice Racks
Don’t have a spice rack built-in to your cabinetry? Don’t worry. You can invest in an eye-catchy spice rack to keep on your counter. In addition, these are within arms reach when you need them. Organizing spices in pretty containers on the rack makes it look chic and clutter-free.
This kitchen furniture is easily available online and in stores. Pick a spice rack that suits your kitchen’s design and adds to its charm. You can find wood finishes or colourful racks with quirky designs that look gorgeous in any setup. They’re affordable—depending upon the material —and quite small. They can easily be placed on the counter or mounted on the wall without taking up too much space.
#4: Crockery Cabinet
Many designers often place crockery cabinets in the dining room. However, plating your dishes mostly happens in the kitchen. Bowls, ladles and rarely used china need to be cleaned before and after you serve food. When guests come over, having to bring them from the dining space can be, at times, distracting and awkward.
Save time and effort by moving your crockery unit to the kitchen. You can easily re-plate your meals and serve them piping hot to your friends and family. Also, crockery units in the kitchen bring in a classic charm. If you see the old school movies depicting the 1900s, you’ll see crockery units in the corner of the kitchen.
We’re just bringing this traditional design style back by adding crockery units to your list of kitchen furniture.
#5: Kitchen Coffee Table
As we go through kitchen table designs, we can’t forget the coffee table. This tiny yet elegant addition to your kitchen can make it a cosy nook. Imagine sipping your morning coffee while you plan that day’s meals. It sure is a scene straight out of the movies—pure bliss!
A coffee table can also help you put your feet up (metaphorically) after a long day. Add in some scented candles on the table, play some music and voila! Your kitchen doubles as a classy space while you put together dinner. It can also be a hangout location when you have friends over; grab a cup of coffee or eat some appetizers while the mains are getting done.
#6: Kitchen Counter Extension
Well, breakfast counters are an example of extended kitchen counters. But, having a portable kitchen platform can make it easier to cart your meals and prep work to an alternate location. The idea is to think outside the box and see how extended kitchen counters can be put to use.
An extended kitchen counter can become your bar zone with all the glasses, bottles and other details tucked into the corner. It can also be a spot for appliances with handy electrical sockets for easy plug-in. This kitchen furniture idea can be converted to anything you want based on your lifestyle. It gives you more space and can be used efficiently.
At first, kitchen furniture may seem too much for the space you have. But, if planned well, you can convert your kitchen into a functional space with some furniture. Kitchens often see a lot of action whether it is cooking or when the family simply goes in to scout for food. Also, it encourages guests to be more informal and invite them over to have a chat without having to stand throughout.
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