Kitchen Island With Built In Seating


Making good food is good but what about enjoying it with your family and friends? Not thought about that much, the place where you eat is important, especially when one is cooking and the others are not. That’s why the kitchen island with built in seating is the best option out there. It is perfect for times when you want to seat together and enjoy a meal, whether it’s for breakfast or an early dinner. If you have seating arrangement next to your kitchen island, you not only save some time walking to and from the dining room but you can share your cooking secrets directly to your friends and family. There are plenty of styles for a kitchen island with built in seating, choose the one which suits your lifestyle and interior design the best.







  • Benches and booths mean everyone has to get up when someone wants to get up.
    Also, wondering if anyone has ever spilled something over the other side.

    • Danijel on said:

      you are joking right? – Why should all get up if I seat on outside – at least 2 of them 🙁

      and IF then only one side – but you are right there is always a moron who spilles everything :/

      come on – you must be joking

    • Jim, I thought about this also.Decided you could always put a small lip around the edge. No drips on anyone. Let those that have to get up sit on the outside edges. Love it! It’s dual purpose and brings people together, especially for the cook so they can be with their guest.

    • Bonnie on said:

      Good point about the way people are sitting if someone needs to get up for something. The chairs tucked under the table looks efficient!

  • Dawn on said:

    Well if people are eating together as a family, then no one should be getting up until the meal is over. More families need to eat their meals together as a family.

  • I love the idea, i personally love the bench nook type but if you look they are different options so you can have a dining area with chairs too

  • This is perfect. And dawn I agree. Proper manners stipulate that everyone must finish before anyone gets up. Unless granted permission lol.

  • It’s no different then going out to eat and being seated at a booth. Sometimes at regular tables you have to scoot in so someone can get around or get up so they can get out. Everyone has their own style. I love it!

  • A couple of them are ok. For others there would be too much running around the counter to set up and get food on the table. It would be a nightmare for a family at every meal.
    Perhaps if the designer was someone who has actually raised a family, cooking at odd hours, kids up and down.

    Jim’s comment is good. Who wants to scoot in to the center at every meal?

  • It’s beautiful & a great idea, people commenting on wat if u need to get up, haven’t u eaten at a booth in a restaurant, u don’t need to b getting up & down

  • Rebecca on said:

    I LOVE the first one, but I had the same thought over everyone having to move if someone needs up….sooooo….why not eliminate the side benches and leave that open as a walk through space and just put a farmtable type bench on the other side (outside of table)?

  • Natalie Cappelli Innella on said:

    The designs and the pictures look awesome but in reality it’s a bit much. So complicated should someone need to get up, or move for some reason. Sometimes people just like to stand at a counter – I prefer movable seats (counter height) I would also prefer a table where the family could gather.

  • Cindy Crocker on said:

    I remember growing up, my cousins had an Uncle who had a breakfast nook with benches. These were so uncommon. They also had the bar with stools. And we loved it. So cool I’m the 60s and 70s. I love this ideal.

  • Dawn I agree with you my family always sits down to eat together but my 6 year old always has to pee 10 minutes into to dinner so I would just put him on the end and done but I just love how the big one would still have enough room for a high chairs or to pull up a couple other chairs when guests would come over

  • I don’t agree with these being complicated. I’ve wanted the last design for a while, now. I could make better use of unused space. We would eat there, remove the freestanding table and add a bench with storage under my window for shoes (we don’t wear them inside the house). The kitchen will be beautiful and functional.

  • Aimee J Rains on said:

    My husband is a Master Craftsman. He builds anything you want. But, he’s turning 65 this year and doesn’t know if he can do everything like he usually does. He can do plumbing and electrical too.

    I just wanted to tell you that I love your advertised designs. Do you have a hard copy of the designs you offer?
    Our address is:
    1100 W. Locust St. Lot #8
    Canton, IL. 61520

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