HOME + GARDEN, KITCHEN design | August 24, 2010

One Open Plan, Two Ways to Use the Space

open dining layout

We often repeat some layout elements from one home to the next. We do it by preference and sometimes by habit. It is OK to repeat them as long as they still fit your lifestyle. Even with almost the same floor plan, no two persons will use the space exactly the same way. My open kitchen/dining plan shared similarities with the house I grew up as a teenager. Still we used the space very differently.

My mother would serve all the family meals at our spacious counter. My mother, who was working and still managed to cook our three daily meals, designed that house to reduce the amount of steps she needed to serve us. We would eat in the dining room every Sunday, on holidays and when my parents entertained.

Kitchen Stools

counter culture

Like most people these days, my husband and I always eat at the dining table. Even when I eat breakfast alone, I will sit at the dining table. For us, the counter area with stools is a conversation area. I like it when my husband and my guests sit at the counter while I cook dinner.

So, what’s about you? Do you eat every day in the kitchen or in the dining room? What is the relationship between your kitchen and your dining room?

SOURCING:
+ Open Dining at Crate & Barrel
+ Counter Culture at Crate & Barrel

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  3. Chez mes parents, il n’y avait qu’une grande cuisine, pas de salle à manger.

    Présentement, il y a un coin dinette dans la cuisine et c’est là que nous prenons tous nos repas lorsque nous sommes seuls. La salle à manger est réservée pour quand nous avons des amis ou pour fêter une occasion spéciale.