This Week in Design: Eat-in Kitchens

Thanks to open plan kitchens and smaller space living, formal dining rooms seem more like a dream then a reality in many of today's homes. Because of this, kitchen design often incorporates stylish eat-in kitchens and we anticipate we'll be seeing more kitchens designed around this feature. Whether your eat-in kitchen is nothing more than a nook or a space large enough to host dinner for 10, a variety of options can make this feature possible for just about every space.No island? No problem. In these eat-in kitchens a dining room table does double duty as prep and eating space.

Central kitchen table
Traditional central kitchen table

An eat-in kitchen doesn't always mean tiny. In this modern kitchen a long harvest table with mid century chairs seat 10.

Table for 10

Even tucked away spaces can be utilized for eat-in kitchen dining like these cozy nooks.

Corner nook
Colourful kitchen nook with storage
Galley kitchen nook