There’s a lot more involved in planning a kitchen than choosing the worktops, flooring and appliances. Consideration must be given to every aspect of the design; from tiling to taps, shelving to seating. Creating a room in which all of the elements work together can be a tricky process, since what you love and what you need might not complement one another.
You could involve a specialist interior design company like London-based Increation to help align your tastes into a coherent plan that encompasses every element of the style you are after. Thoroughly researching everything will pay in dividends when you stand back and admire the results. Finding the right seating is a key to feeling comfortable and relaxed in your kitchen, so here are a few options for you to mull over.
If space is at a minimum, benches are the perfect way to maximise it. You can fit more people round a table if they are sat on a bench because there are usually only four legs on a bench, opposed to a potential 12 chair legs, not to mention arms. They will also fit snugly under the table when not in use.
For an informal look you could use bar stools, or high chairs that work with a sideboard or shelf. This will give your kitchen a relaxed feel and is perfect for casual entertaining. They will also take up less space than a traditional table with chairs.