I want to bounce an idea off of you.
We’re planning our kitchen renovation. The reno won’t happen for a while, but it’s good to plan.
Our kitchen is fairly small. Maybe 18 feet long by 10 feet wide. Since our kitchen is on the small side, and since we tend to eat either in the living room, I’m ashamed to say while watching TV, or in the dinning room at a very nice dinning room table we really don’t need a kitchen table.
I have two ideas.
One is to knock out part of the wall between the kitchen and dinning room. It would end up looking like an open rectangular window with a nice counter on it. I thought perhaps that we could set that area up as a breakfast nook with bar stools in front of it. We could sit there and eat, or if we were entertaining a guest or two could sit on a bar stool and talk to me while I work in the kitchen.
My other idea is to leave the kitchen walls intact, but to get a cupboard, perhaps on wheels, that would most often be near the kitchen window but that could be used moved around the kitchen and used as extra counter space if necessary. I guess it would be a movable kitchen island? I could even have some really nice folding chairs that I could store in the corner of the room and if we wanted to we could sit at this nice cupboard/ kitchen island if we wanted to.
What do you think of those ideas? If you had a small kitchen and were faced with those choices which one would you pick?