Eat In Kitchen

We do not have a dining room in our house, (if we did it would look something like this) but we still have to eat. Since the girls were born, most nights you can find C and I on the couch having dinner after the girls are in bed. Until recently. Spring forward has adjusted our schedule a little so the girls have been up a little later than usual, so we’ve been making a point to all have dinner together.

PicTapGo-Image (1)

Growing up, we always ate dinner together, and I think it’s super important. Reading this further motivates me to sit down as a family for at least one meal a day. It’s not easy, it takes a lot of planning and the girls are not happy about me leaving them for even one second lately, so preparing dinner while they’re awake makes things challenging. But it’s worth it for us all to be together at the end of the day, even if it only lasts 10 minutes.

This brings me back to our kitchen set up. Since we don’t have a dedicated dining space, we’ve had to create one in our kitchen. We thankfully have the space, just not a lot of it, so we’ve had to get creative. I’m in love with the idea of bench seating in our kitchen, and have been long before kiddos. It makes use of a small space so much more than a bunch of chairs. Here are a few ideas I’m thinking of.

main.original.640x0c

Source

e54ff97d5a00a421e930b0fe36b227c8

Source

101517272.jpg.rendition.largest

Source

Farmhouse-kitchen-with-Banquette-Remodelista-733x1063

Source

kitchen-window-seat-ideas

Source

We currently have our kitchen set up to fit us all at the table. I sent my husband clear across town for a bench that works as a stand in for now, but I have my eyes set on built ins like some of these photos. Also, the extra storage that we’d have has me really excited! Now if we could just find some time to build them…

Advertisements

One thought on “Eat In Kitchen

  1. Jennifer Carter says:

    I love the last one with the white/ocean mist – looking colors; gives you the flexibility to sit freely and together!

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s