I have an amusing personal story about in-kitchen dining. You see, we have a very nice antique dining table with a set of 6 spectacular dining chairs that are extremely comfortable.
They are so comfortable that when we host dinners, we seldom venture to the living room instead of spending the evening in the uber-comfortable dining room chairs.
When we moved into our current home, it has a formal dining room off the kitchen along with a kitchen table area. The kitchen table area is pretty small, but it’s within the kitchen so it’s convenient for setting. It sits next to a bay window so it’s picturesque as well.
Anyway, the amusing part, for which I’m still teased for by my wife, is that before moving in I speculated that we’d not use the kitchen dining area and instead would eat in the formal dining room most nights. My thinking was that the dining room was more spacious and much more comfortable.
Of course, things just kinda happen and with 2 young kids (one in a high chair at the time) and it was far more convenient to eat most meals at our small kitchen table even though it’s not as spacious or comfortable. Sometimes you really never know how you’re going to use a new home.
While there’s not much of a point to this story, one minor takeaway is that as far as I’m now concerned, in-kitchen dining tables are very convenient even if you have a formal dining room. Hence, we put together this huge gallery featuring kitchens with dining tables and chairs. Enjoy.
1. The Pizza Oven Kitchen
This kitchen doesn’t really need to be described in order for you to know why it comes in as number one. Though this article isn’t actually numbered by hierarchy, it just makes sense to place a kitchen with its own built in pizza oven at the very top.
Why? Have you ever used a pizza oven? It can be used for far more than just pizza, and let’s just say that I’ve had some of the best meals of my life out of one of those. But, we can look beyond to the rest of the room and still like it even without that most crucial addition.
This kitchen has really gorgeous roughly lain stone tiles that match so perfectly with the cream colored cabinets and clay inset cooking area. I find that the dark kitchen island really pops against the lighter color scheme, and the dark hardwood slab really ties the room together.
2. The Built-In Nook Kitchen
This is just one of those rooms that makes you smile when you see it. It’s just so quaint, so cute, and so so well designed. This is something that designers should really considering when they’re operating within smaller spaces. Building the seating right into the kitchen itself is such a genius space saver!
The breakfast nook addition looks all the more cohesive since it’s made from the same wood that all of the other cabinetry is made from. The wooden elements continue into the beautiful flooring and gorgeous exposed ceiling beams as well.
I find that the shape of this kitchen is particularly wonderful. I love a kitchen where folks can sit comfortably as you finish the final touches of the meal you’ve prepared for them. It’s just so cozy I could scream!
3. The Bright & Lovely Kitchen
I think that making your morning granola in this kitchen probably feels a little bit like you’re at the spa. Perhaps it’s the perfectly shining wood flooring we see, the beautiful marble countertops, but it’s most likely the fact that there is a huge window in every direction that you look.
I adore that the eating area is just a little ways off in its own personal nook, but it’s still very close to the kitchen. The fact that the eating nook has its own balcony right off of it as well just sends this space over the top for me.
The vaulted ceilings really bring air in the room, and almost brings tropical the view from the outside right inside. Modest pendant lights ensure that your view isn’t impeded whatsoever.
4. The Solarium Kitchen
Though the main components of this kitchen aren’t the most gorgeous that you’ve ever seen, I find that there is something very special about this room all the same. We have very simple cabinetry, a small kitchen island, and a plain dining room set.
What really sets this room apart is the fact that it’s basically set in its very own solarium. Windows are pretty much the most important thing in a home to me, and almost anything can be happening inside as long as there are giant windows. It’s incredible what a view will do for a room, isn’t it?
This is the perfect sized kitchen space in my opinion. Plenty of counter space, all of the appliances that you need (with the stove built right in to the kitchen island) and a neat little dining table. I could see myself reading there for hours, finishing up my work day, or having a casual cocktail hour.
5. The Perfectly Lovely Kitchen
You really cannot deny that this is a beautiful room. You can’t really go wrong with an all white theme, especially when you have little sprinkles of wooden features hidden around the room. The vertical cabinets really bring up the height of the room, while the wood flooring makes it feel cozy.
There is so much available counter space and cabinet space in this room that I believe anyone would be pleased with it. I appreciate that the centre kitchen island isn’t raised, and so one can sit more comfortably for extended periods of time at it if desired.
6. The Tiled Kitchen
Now this is an excessively charming kitchen. While the bones of the kitchen are rather plain, like the sand-colored tiling and white cabinets, there are little accessories all over the place that make it so charming.
The fact that the beautiful blue backsplash tiles match the kitchen island countertop is very smart. And kudos to the home owner who managed to perfectly match their bar stools to the pots and pants stored above the cabinets.
It feels like features are exposed and accentuated by other parts of the kitchen, and that is true test of a great interior design. This kitchen has function and also fashion. It’s cozy and it’s quaint. It’s everything that you could want in your kitchen space.
7. The English Tea Cup Kitchen
I couldn’t help grinning when I first saw this kitchen design. I find it so incredibly charming and unusual. It’s one of those spaces that you’ll probably only see once in your lifetime, so revel in it while you still have the chance to!
Though some may find that all of the different kinds of tiling might look busy, I think it all works so well together. We have a bigger more plain patterned tile found pretty much everywhere but the cabinets, and then a tighter more bold pattern found on the ceiling.
What really tames all of this is the gorgeous dark hardwood on the floor, as well as the beautiful landscape windows above the double-bowl stainless steel sink. I could sit at those kitchen stools for hours drinking tea and playing scrabble here.
8. The Half Moon Kitchen
Here’s another room that you don’t see every day. As I’ve mentioned many times in my articles before, I am an absolute sucker for a nice window, and I’ve gotta say that this might be one of the best windows that I’ve ever seen.
The half moon window opens to let all of the natural light in, and the concealed portion lines up perfectly with the dine-in kitchen table. The dining set matches the kitchen features so perfectly with the light colored wood cabinetry and steel accents on the chairs and cabinet handles.
9. The Simple Cabinet Kitchen
If your ailment is a cluttered kitchen, sometimes simplicity really is the best remedy. This is a perfect representation of something that isn’t doing very much, which ends up doing a lot. You know what I mean?
The kitchen is really a tremendous shape. It’s ergonomic enough that multiple people could do prep in it at a time, while others could sit and relax on those kitchen stools. The quality of the wood used in the cabinets is what really elevates this room to another level.
Smart lighting is found in pot lights on the ceiling, and addition rail lights underneath the upper cabinets so that you can really see what you’re doing. The lighter gray stone countertops are rather classy, and go so well with the floor tiles as well.
10. The White Kitchen
There’s something that’s just so classy and clean about this kitchen design. Though some would not dare try to live in and maintain a completely white room, I’m sure there are some neat freaks out there who would be up to the task.
All of the features in this room are so neat and perfect. From the white cabinets to kitchen island, the high stools to pendant lights to window frame, everything in this room is achieving exactly what it is intending to: being simple. Which is often the most effective.
This room is so sunny and beautiful, especially when you notice the incredible ceiling windows to the left of the kitchen space. You have the choice of propping yourself up at the kitchen island, or we have a fun red kitchen table just off the main room.
11. The Ultimate Modern Kitchen
I gotta say that I really doubt anyone is using those uppermost cabinets up there, but I also gotta say that this is a really sexy kitchen. Not everything has to be used all the time, especially when you have room as dedicated to minimal luxury as this one.
Using white cabinets to pop against chocolate colored flooring and what I think is a concealed refrigerator door works remarkably well. It’s very smart to have black features where things may get a little bit more dirty, like the countertops, kitchen stools, and back wall of the kitchen island.
We have really lovely hanging fabric lights that bring a bit of an organic element, which is really taken home once you notice the incredible view outside thanks to those floor to ceilings windows. A modern and minimal masterpiece!
12. The Brass Bulbs Kitchen
I think if I were every actually in this kitchen I would feel afraid to touch or make anything dirty. Maybe I’d get used to it. But that’s just what reaction I have when I see a room that is so sexy it almost looks like it shouldn’t be lived in!
What I especially love about this room is that the white cabinets, marble kitchen island, and beautiful stone tiles are all way too elegant for the room to be inviting at all. Until you notice the huge brass pendant lights. They are so warm and inviting that it completely counteracts what the rest of the room is doing. Genius.
13. The Brunching Kitchen
In my opinion, having a circular table is one of the best things that you can do for a room if you enjoy hosting. There’s something about a round table that just entices you to stay a little longer. Have a refill, play another hand of cards, get a little deeper into that conversation.
This is one of those kitchens that probably gets used more than any other room in the house. The tiled countertops are beautiful and warm, the wicker chairs are comfortable and quaint, and the huge windows bring all the natural light in that you could ever want. I love this kitchen!
14. The Vogue Kitchen
And here we have another room that is so incredible it almost feels impossible to imagine yourself scrubbing dirty dishes in it. This is an incredibly beautiful space with design features I have never before seen.
I adore the fact that the kitchen takes place in the centre of the room. The cabinets themselves take up less space than the kitchen island itself, though I don’t know if you can call it a kitchen island in this instance because it is a literal boulder.
This kitchen is so dramatic and so elegant. We have gorgeous wood panelling found on the ceiling, and really uniquely shaped hanging pendant lights that bring an extra little oomph (though it wasn’t totally necessary, we were already impressed). This design is courtesy of SAOTA.
15. The Coastal Kitchen
This may be my favorite kitchen design in the entire collection. It’s so simple, sweet, and light. I adore the utilization of space by building the kitchen into the side of the stairs. You only have what you need in this kitchen, and I find that is more than enough.
The kitchen island with a built in sink and counter brings a certain ergonomic essence to the space. I love the picnic style table by the balcony doors. Thank goodness there is absolutely nothing impeding the view in this room, since obviously the entire point of being in a space like this is to have access to whatever is outside. This design is courtesy of BFDO Architects.
16. The Cherry Wood Kitchen
There’s something about this kitchen that I really like. I’m always rather taken when kitchens have stark color contrasts going on, and I especially love it when that contrast is coming from a beautifully dyed wood, which in this case we have with this cherry wood lower cabinetry.
We have plain white cabinets, but what I am particularly taken with is the simple white tiled backsplash. It’s subtle, but that little bit of added texture really elevates the design to another level in my humble opinion.
This kitchen has everything that you need, with a built in toaster oven, a lovely gas stove, plenty of shelving, storage space, and counter space, and simple bulb pendant lights that bring a little funk to the space. This design is courtesy of BFDO Architects.
17. The Black & Tan Kitchen
Here we see an absolutely gorgeous and modern minimalist kitchen design. I’ve always loved the effect that a hallway style kitchen has – utilizing an entire wall length to dedicate to your cabinets and larger kitchen appliances.
In this room the kitchen island is basically as long as the kitchen itself, providing tons of opportunity for extra prep space, and a super generous amount of counter seating if that’s your thing. Plus, I’m always very impressed by a sink built in to the island. You can never go wrong with pairing wood with black accents, can you? This design is thanks to MU Architecture.
18. The Perfect Cube Kitchen
Isn’t this just the sweetest little closet kitchen that you’ve ever seen? I am so curious to know what the rest of the house looks like, since the kitchen seems to be placed directly in the centre of a room, with things going on behind those concealing white walls!
I love the very plain color scheme, using black to contrast white, and using wooden panels to warm up the entire thing. It’s so simple yet so gorgeous. I adore the feeling of being in a little nook when I’m in a kitchen, and in this instance it almost feels like you’re peering into a dollhouse. The seating on the other side of the kitchen is a very neat feature, really accentuating the separation between the two areas. This design is courtesy of ATELIER GÉNÉRAL architecture.
19. The Cool Kitchen
I didn’t realize how much I liked wooden walls until this exact moment in time. Once you have such a stately wooden element, you can kind of do whatever you want with the rest of the room and it will still feel cozy.
Everything else is very plain and simple, with the cabinets almost having a storage locker look to them. I adore the long dining room table with ample seating. It turns the kitchen space into an area where you can eat a snake, read a book, or have a conversation. It’s a multipurpose kitchen and it looks great while doing it. This design is courtesy of pS Arkitektur.
20. The Concealing Kitchen
You can almost hardly tell that this is a kitchen with how well concealed all of the cabinets and kitchen appliances are. If the stovetop wasn’t so obvious, I may even have a hard time guessing what this room was for, which is a very exciting thought.
Here we have fancy minimalism at its finest, with purely white and sleek cabinetry that perfectly matches the stately kitchen island in the centre. Of course, we have our modest wooden elements to bring an organic aspect to the space.
The vertical black pendant lights are truly chic, and if you looked at them from the side, they may actually be completely concealed by the black window framing. While the backless kitchen stools may not encourage you to sit in them for an extended period of time, the little breakfast nook in the corner surely will. This design is thanks to FORMstudio.
21. The Cozy Fireplace Kitchen
There is not a single thing in this kitchen that I do not adore. We have an absolutely miraculous open concept going on here, with super casual countertop seating, and super cozy, inviting dining table seating right beside it.
But we all know that the real super star of this room is that incredible wood fireplace that opens on both ends, warming both the kitchen area and the living room space on the other side. This room is combining the rustic with the industrial and it is truly a match made in heaven. This design is coming from Rover Building Company.
22. The Tiny Funky Kitchen
I always get so excited when I get to see a smaller home and how the designer manages to be smart with spacing. It is especially impressive when they manage to do that with kitchens, and I find that this is a wonderful representation of that successfully executed challenge.
Though the space is small, it does not feel cramped whatsoever. I think that by using two different types of wood for the flooring, the designer managed to split the space into two, effectively making it feel wider. All of the wood is situated horizontally as well, even further elongating the room.
I adore the funky tile that they used for the backsplash, as it really brings an added element of boho chic to the overall minimal aesthetic to the kitchen. Rover Building Company provided us with this very intelligent and ergonomic kitchen design.
23. The Gorgeous Kitchen
This is a particularly unique dine-in kitchen design in my opinion. It’s not ever day that you see a picnic bench style dining table directly smack dab in the centre of kitchen, but here it is. And I have to say I think it really works.
The bones of the kitchen are so minimalistic – the super plain white cabinets and back wall coupled with the very uniform wooden cabinets – that using a super rustic table like that completely balances out the aesthetic.
We get a little bit kitschy once you take a closer look at the seating. On one side we have the bench seating, but on the other we have a mishmash of stools and chairs, allowing the diners to decide what type of seating experience they’d like to have. This design is thanks to Slade Architecture.
24. The Outside Kitchen
Honestly, when I first saw this imagine I think I peed a little. There is something so remarkably special about this room. I am obsessed with everything about it, starting with the fact that it almost feels like you’re in a giant marshmallow.
It is rather ballsy to incorporate a white floor into a kitchen, but I almost can’t imagine it any other way. The dark hardwood looks so luscious and rich next to the white, and using a not-so-matching set of antique wooden chairs looks impeccably charming.
The piece de resistance is obviously the fact that there is an absolutely gargantuan sliding door leading you to the outdoor veranda, making it feel like you are basically outside while sitting at the dining table. This impeccable design is thanks to Jost Architects.
25. The Cabinetry Kitchen
This marvellous kitchen is doing so much but doing so little. We have another incredible representation of a concealing kitchen, where all of the major appliances are built right in to the home, using the same materials for the fridge door and cabinetry.
The effect is only more dramatic once you notice that this element is incorporated into more than just the kitchen. I love the use of hard angles in this room, which is extended to the gray stone kitchen island, and continued again into the little cube kitchen stools.
White floors and white ceilings really elevate and elongate the overall effect of the room, and of course having a floor to ceiling window just brings the whole space to an organic and perfect level. This design is courtesy of Giordano Hadamik Architects.
26. The Backyard Kitchen
I felt like this kitchen should make the list simply because I cannot get over it when a kitchen leads right out to an outdoor space. It would be so easy to pick up that tiny white table and bring it out on to the veranda.
The kitchen itself is rather plain, though it does contain everything you’d need in a kitchen space. The super star of this scene is the veranda outside, everything else just fades away. This design is brought to you by Trulia.
27. The Modest Kitchen
I find that this is a very charming kitchen. Though suitable for just one or two people, I find setting it into that cozy little corner nook a really wonderful idea. We have nothing but white elements here, found in the cabinets, walls, and backsplash. However, it looks gorgeous when contrasted with that dark antique hardwood flooring.
We have a quaint little eating area just off of the main kitchen area. You can tell this is a smaller home since it can only fit 3 seats, but that is the absolute perfect size for a person like me. Charming, tiny, and lovely. This design is courtesy of Zillow DigsTM.
28. The Kitchen with a View
This magnificent kitchen offers full-height wooden storage and a wine fridge next to the oven. It has a breakfast bar with wicker chairs topped with striped pillows, bringing a rather beach-y vibe to the space.
I find it particularly effective to have a kitchen that is longer than it is wide. It is clear that the incredible view was the main feature to design the rest of the room around, and this was achieved by putting the majority of the counter space facing the window, so that you can gaze out of it as you pluck your basil leaves. This design is thanks to Trulia.
29. The Lakeside Chalet Kitchen
An airy kitchen showcases a rustic dining table surrounded by beige upholstered chairs over wide wood plank flooring. It has white headboard kitchen cabinets and framed glass windows and doors that open to the patio with a magnificent ocean view.
This is my dream kitchen and probably my dream home. I love the country feel of the table, the gorgeous antique wood flooring, and having a kitchen enrobed entirely in windows is just about all I can handle without my heart breaking. We have Trulia to thank for this dream kitchen design.
30. The Mid Century Modern Kitchen
If this kitchen had windows, it would all be over for me. This space is absolutely to die for, though I feel that way about pretty much anything I see that is remotely mid-century modern inspired. It is not every day that you see teak wood cabinetry, and I must say it is quite luxurious.
What could end up being a bit too dark, is really livened up by the white flooring and the white and steel centre kitchen island as well. We have adorable white stools on the other side of that, or you can choose to have your evening scotch on the boomerang glass table with surrounding caramel colored leather chairs.
31. The Classy Kitchen
I love me a pot rack, especially when it’s adorned with pots and pans that are that nice. This kitchen is meant for someone who is serious about cooking, and it is clear in this incredible design. You don’t often see a butcher’s block in kitchens anymore do you?
We have simply stunning craftsman style white cabinetry, with some with window framing to show off your best dishes (or your breakfast cereal collection, who cares). The gray brick tiling on the backsplash is deliciously rustic, and the dark hardwood floors look brilliant against the crisp, white cabinets. This design is thanks to Zillow Digs TM.
32. The Craftsman Kitchen
What a beautifully extravagant room. From the ceiling to the floor, each piece of it is ornate, beautifully made, and entirely luxurious. Crown moulding against olive green wall paint brings a certain level of richness, and live plants scattered all throughout the room really livens it up.
Gorgeous cabinetry work lines every wall, with more found on the centre kitchen island as well. There is no shortage of storage space in this room, and luckily it’s all layered with incredible cabinets. We have warm tiled backsplash, and a vintage chandelier to add a little extra something, too. Simply stunning.
33. The Adobe Dream Kitchen
The Southwestern kitchen features a kiva fireplace fixed in the beige wall beside the glass french door. It has light wood cabinetry and wooden dining set over terracotta flooring topped by a green rug. I’m not sure what it is that I love so much about this kitchen, but it feels exceptionally magical to me.
Perhaps it’s because it’s made from adobe, or it’s the way the view outside seems like it just wants to burst into the room. I know that it’s definitely because of that incredible wood fireplace that’s built right into the foundation of the house. It’s like my own magical version of being snow white, and this is where I would live. This design is coming at you from Zillow Digs TM.