A quintessential country kitchen diner carries food and eating at its very heart, whether that’s a large wooden table at its center, on which to both prepare food and dine, a smaller butcher’s block, or an island with a place to perch for a casual family meal.
'The saying "the kitchen is the heart of the home" is never more relevant than in a country kitchen diner. We are often asked to create multiple dining zones within one kitchen, whether that be an island, banquette window seating or more traditional dining at a table,' reveals Rebecca Hughes at Rebecca Hughes Interiors.
If it’s a cozy country feel you’re after then a long planked kitchen table in oak or pine is a good choice. 'If room allows, including a traditional dining table will complete your country kitchen diner and enable the family to enjoy meals together in comfort,' says George Forsyth, director at Drew Forsyth & Co.
If space is at a premium and you are looking for clever kitchen ideas, consider placing a bench or banquette seating to one side, and add storage below for extra table settings.
For more modern country kitchen diner ideas, a smart expandable design, with elegant dining chairs will provide a chic but cozy place to sit, whether the party is big or small. Where possible, reclaimed pieces will give country kitchens a more authentic feel.
BY ANDREA CHILDS