Like this for a small dining area...would love it if the kitchen had an oversized island for extra seating too (and everything open to the family room)...Pedestal table though, to make it easier to slide around.
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(Room with a View) This eat in kitchen dining area not only gives a great view of the back yard, but also gives alot of natural lighting and tons of seating. I love the look of the exposed beams because it gives the look of a cabin in the city. I would probably add some neutral color to the walls to add a touch of warmth.
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HGTV Tips for Turning Your Small Kitchen Into an Eat-In One Banquettes needn't be L-shaped to save space. The configuration of this kitchen by designer Marika Meyer better lent itself to a restaurant-style booth with benches facing each other, providing seating for four without blocking the window. Storage above and below the benches makes the most of this small space.