Here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design specialists. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about functional kitchen seating options.

What are the most effective functional kitchen seating options?

Adding seating to any kitchen is sure to increase the practicality of the space, and it can also help make the kitchen a more welcoming and friendly space to spend time. Whether you’re just grabbing your morning coffee, or you want to sit down to family meals, kitchen seating can bring a range of advantages and benefits. But what are the options for functional seating, where space or style may be restricted? Well, there are several functional options to consider, including:

  • Built in seating- built in seating either in an alcove, or created by removing some cabinets can allow you to make use of a permanent seating bench, which can also use space for a table too. This really builds the searing into the kitchen itself, making for a practical, functional option for medium sized kitchens. This can be suitable for both contemporary and traditional kitchens, but this style is particularly effective for rustic and country kitchens.
  • Kitchen island seating- kitchen island seating is another way to add seating directly into the design of your kitchen itself. This can be used in a number of ways, depending on the size and style of your kitchen. For a larger kitchen table, you can drop down one end of your kitchen island, or extend this, to make seating for 4-6 people. For a more casual dining space, bar stools can be used effectively to use part of the kitchen for seating.
  • Separate seating- standalone tables and chairs can be perfect for larger kitchens with enough space.

For more information get in touch with the team today, here at MLS Kitchens.

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