When it comes to creating the perfect kitchen, many homes aim to include seating options. From breakfast bars with stools, to dining tables and chairs, different seating options work well in different households. But what if you have a small kitchen? How can you possible include seating options? Well, here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen providers. As a result, we have produced this guide to small kitchens and seating options.

Removable benches

We all know that stools and chairs have some smart ways of storing away. From folding to collapsing, you can get your seats out of the way at any given moment. But what about removable benches? Well, a bench that can be removed is a perfect solution for small kitchens, and this is becoming more commonplace. In fact, counter-tops that are designed for the removable bench to slot into are becoming more and more popular. The bench or table top can be stood to one side when not in use, and then simply brought out when necessary, creating a makeshift table between two counter-tops or the counter-top and the wall. Pair this with some folding stools, and you have a seating arrangement for whenever is necessary.

A breakfast bar

For small kitchens with a little bit more room, why not consider a breakfast bar. These can be freestanding, or fixed to a wall, or even be part of the fitted kitchen itself. With space underneath it, the stools can be tucked away neatly underneath, and you will still have plenty of room to navigate the small kitchen.

If your kitchen is only for one person, you can consider creating a similar effect. By putting your washing machine in a different room, such as the bathroom or utility room, you can leave empty space under the usual kitchen work-surfaces. This in itself creates a makeshift breakfast bar space for one person, perfect for those one bed-roomed apartments.

For more information why not check out our range of kitchens today, here at MLS Kitchens.

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