A room without furniture in it is hardly a room at all. Without a chair to sit there can be no relaxation and without a table to eat at there can be no meals. Just imagine if your living room lacked a couch or your bedroom lacked a bed. Most of the rooms in your house are defined by the furniture we generally place within them with one exception: the kitchen. Appliances often divine our kitchens because that’s what we tend to use in that room. We cook in the kitchen and we clean in the kitchen, so we often forget the essential pieces of furniture we use there.
Let’s take a brief moment to remember the kitchen furniture and how we can use it to enrich our lives and the lives of everyone else living in the house. Here are some of smart ways you can use the furniture in your kitchen to increase the likelihood of your using it as well as increase the joy you get from the kitchen experience as a whole.
Add Counter Space:
One of the most common complaints about the average kitchen is a lack of counter space. It can be difficult to build a kitchen with enough counter space because we have so many appliances now. Once you start to put blenders, toasters, microwaves, and other similar items on top of the counter you lose that space for when you actually need it. If you are making a complicated recipe with lots of ingredients and many different tools you need to have a lot of counter space or it is going to get troublesome in a hurry.
Use kitchen furniture like the round kitchen table or the island to add counter space when you need it. You can either use the furniture in it’s normal setting or move it to a place that extends the length of your counter and makes it easy for you to access.
Create a Breakfast Nook:
If you’ve got plenty of counter space already you might not have a good place to eat the food you’ve prepared. Not everyone wants to eat in front of the television or in the formal dining room so it can be nice to have a small and comfortable place to eat inside the kitchen. Breakfast nooks in the corner of your kitchen are just what you need.
Makeshift Home Office:
Not everyone can afford an extra bedroom to use as office space so in a pinch you can always use the furniture in your kitchen. Your kids can do homework on the table while you prepare dinner (or after you finish eating dinner) and everyone can help. You can sit down and balance your checkbook too if you are so inclined. There are just so many different ways you can make use of the extra surface.