Design Ideas for Eat-In Kitchens

Get space-saving ideas for adding a dining space to your kitchen.

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Amethyst Island

This design strategy employs a traditional styling with a bold shot of color to give the space a large dose of personality. As seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen

Modern Rustic Kitchen

This kitchen mixes old and new elements to create a wonderfully eclectic setting. Wine bottles were upcycled to make a one-of-a-kind light fixture, while a pair of antique chairs make for a handy dining space. A modern tile backsplash and stainless-steel appliances provide all the convenient amenities. As seen on DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers

Farmhouse Inspired

This kitchen combines white cabinets and countertops mixed with natural pine-wood floors and dining table for a crisp, clean look. As shown on DIY Network's American Rehab

Breezy Breakfast Nook

The large wood table and sunny windows make this dining alcove warm and inviting. As seen on DIY Network's American Rehab.

Warm Neutral Hues

Keeping within the color scheme, blue and yellow dinnerware and accessories decorate the dining area. As seen on DIY Network's American Rehab.

A Large Country Kitchen in the City

Seating in this New York City kitchen includes a wood-topped center island made from mahogany and a glass-top cafe table. As seen on Million Dollar Contractor.

Farmhouse Table

A large dining table made from reclaimed wood makes for the perfect family-friendly gathering space in this modern, rustic kitchen. As seen on DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers.

Striped Banquette

A fabric-covered banquette tucked into the corner provides ample seating in this New York City kitchen. As seen on Million Dollar Contractor.

Mix of Old and New

A vintage door is upcycled into a dining table then cleverly paired with modern white barrel chairs. As seen on DIY Network's House Crashers

Window Bench

An L-shaped window bench provides extra seating and saves space in contemporary kitchen. As seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen.

Casual, Yet Elegant

In this cozy, rustic kitchen a lightly stained wood table and wooven chairs provide ample space for the homeowners to entertain. As seen on DIY Network’s, I Hate My Kitchen

Dining Table Upholstered Bench with Headboard

An elegantly shaped upholstered bench adorned with floral accents and a wall of dishware make for a sweet, shabby-chic setting. As seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen

Sleek With Pops of Teal

This ultra-modern kitchen is given a fun dose of personality with a pair colorful stools. As seen on DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers

Cozy Breakfast Nook

This kitchen remodel includes custom concrete countertops, woven vinyl flooring and banquette seating tucked into a paneled alcove. As seen on DIY Network’s House Crashers.

Frosted Glass Breakfast Bar

A breakfast bar with a frosted-glass panel overlooks the great room helping to open up this home's floor plan. As seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen.

Double-Duty Bench

The built-in banquette not only provides plenty of seating, the storage underneath is a big bonus in this urban home. As seen on DIY Network's Expandables

Skateboard Benches

This bright and funky kitchen remodel includes new cabinets, appliances, quartz countertops, brand new flooring and a bright colorful backsplash. A custom walnut table is accommpanied by benches built from upcycled skateboards. As seen on DIY Network's House Crashers.

Classic Blue and White

A banquette seat was built right onto the end of the kitchen island to extend the kitchen space into the family room. As seen on DIY’s Network's I Hate My Kitchen

Fire Island

This full bar with walnut countertop provides seating and plenty of work space. At built-in fireplace adds extra warmth. As seen on DIY Network's House Crashers.

Semi-Circle Table

To save space in this small, contemporary kitchen, a four-seater table was built as an extension to the island. As seen on DIY Network's Sledgehammer

Open Floor Plan

The wall between the kitchen and dining room was torn down during the remodel to create one big space. A cabinet at the end of the kitchen island helps give a little definition to each space, but still keeps it open. As seen on DIY Network's The Expendables

Modern Kitchen with White Onyx Backsplash

The dining part of the countertop was set a little lower than the cooktop to help separate the two spaces. As seen on DIY Network's Custom Built

Contemporary With Lots of Counterspace

This recently remodeled kitchen boasts plenty of workspace and enough seating for a crowd. As seen on DIY Network's Sledgehammer

Old Homestead

The kitchen in Daryl Hall's 18th-century home looks like a hard-working kitchen, but all the 21st-century amentities are present in this charming, historic space. As seen on DIY Network's Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall.

Mixed Materials

This kitchen wonderfully blends natural wood with elegant crystal chandeliers to create a charming setting. As seen on DIY Network's House Crashers.

Close By, But Separate

A dividing wall separates the dining table from the kitchen island. The wall helps delineate the spaces and serves as an attractive focal point. As seen DIY Network's The Expandables.