Kitchen Island Chairs
Kitchen island seating makes for a casual spot to sit down with friends and family while entertaining in one of the most popular rooms in every home. While there is certainly a multitude of options, there is also an ideal one for your kitchen island design.
Efficient Layout in the Kitchen
This medium-size kitchen can entertain up to 40 people. The placement of the under-counter beverage refrigerator at the end of the cabinet run keeps people away from the cook's work area. The openness of the combined kitchen and eating area creates space for more guests. Photo by Terrance Williams. Design by Lauren Jacobsen in Studio City, Calif.
Kitchen Island Seating
This kitchen's open layout makes it perfect for entertaining. The island is a great option for guests who want to sit and chat with the host while keeping away from the oven. Tip: Don't be afraid to use a deep color in a room with a lot of natural light. Design by Judith Balis
Center Kitchen Island
This center island provides the homeowner and party host with a second oven. The island is a good use of space, as it also houses a recycling center and extra linen storage. It is also a great place for guests to join in conversations and enjoy a glass of wine while the host finishes preparing dinner. Design by Ackerman Interiors
Open Space in the Kitchen
High glass cherry cabinets are topped with black pearl marble and recycled aluminum tiles to highlight the stainless steel kitchen equipment. The kitchen opens into the dining room and bar area, making it ideal for entertaining. Photo by Daniel Newcomb. Design by Joseph Pubillones
Before you choose kitchen island chairs, consider these questions: What type and color of material are you seeking? Should the chairs have backs? What height do the chairs need to be while still allowing room for leg and elbow space? Once you have weighed all of these factors and have a good idea of what you are seeking, it's time to find kitchen island chairs that will combine practicality with comfort.
Many kitchen island chairs are simple, backless stools made from some type of wood or metal. Some of these designs include a cushioned seating area covered by a material, while others do not.
Other kitchen island chairs are more in line with typical dining chair design, taking an elevated approach. These chairs have backs and often include a seat that is covered by a fabric or other material. If you are choosing a material, be sure to match it to the overall look of the kitchen, and choose something that is spill-resistant or that will hide common stains.
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