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What's New in Eat-In Kitchens | Raleigh New Custom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 @ 08:06 AM

Custom Home Eat-In Kitchens:

What's new in eat-in kitchens? Floor plan designs (and custom modification requests) are getting more creative with how to incorporate eat-in spaces.

You will see a wider variety in the type, location, size, number, and configuration of eat-in kitchen spaces than ever before.

Below are eat-in kitchen photos, to give you modern home design ideas.


Eat-In Kitchen Photos and Ideas:

Each of these North Carolina new custom homes, built in or near Raleigh, will give you ideas for how to choose your eat-in style kitchen features.

Some popular eat-in kitchen layouts include:

1. Transitional Island Eating Bar

Eat In Kitchen Photos | New Home Eat-In Kitchens

This transitional gourmet kitchen is open to the vaulted great room (with wood beam ceiling - see it here), filled with family-ready features - including the eat-in island.

Contrasting cabinet styles are paired with natural stone counter tops and a blend of traditional and contemporary lighting bring a transitional touch.

The island seating overhang and next-door breakfast nook make this a great eat-in kitchen design.

What is a transitional home? Read more here.

2. Built-in Island Bench for Eating In the Kitchen

Eat In Kitchen Photos | New Home Eat-In Kitchens

A built-in bench (with storage below) is attached to the center island - designed as seating for a breakfast-sized table.

Copper pendant lights run along the far-side island for a bit of metallic contrast against the stainless steel appliances.

3. Contemporary Eat-In Kitchen Island

Eat In Kitchen Photos | New Home Eat-In Kitchens

 Bar top eating is handy in this contemporary white and black kitchen - with gray hardwood floors.

The nearby wine bar (with refrigerator space below) makes this an all-seasons kitchen.

4. Three Eat-In Areas

Eat In Kitchen Photos | New Home Eat-In Kitchens

This kitchen has three eat-in spaces:

1. A raised eating bar on the great room side of the second island

2. An island-height eating space on the far end of the first island

3. A tucked-in breakfast room, open to the kitchen

5. Built In Bench for an Eat-In Kitchen / Breakfast

Eat In Kitchen Photos | New Home Eat-In Kitchens

An extra long bench spans the length of the breakfast room, for a joint kitchen-breakfast eat-in layout.

6. Cantilever Island

Eat In Kitchen Photos | New Home Eat-In Kitchens

This cantilever style island overhang offers space to tuck away kitchen stools. Hidden stools leave more space for a walkway in the kitchen.

A wrap-around bench in the breakfast room opens up more seating, for this eat-in kitchen design.

7. Curved Island with Seating

Eat In Kitchen Photos | New Home Eat-In Kitchens

A cantilever style island can incorporate a curved side, for extra knee space below.

8. Eat-In Kitchen Island

Eat In Kitchen Photos | New Home Eat-In Kitchens

It's easier to hold a conversation when all seats are not on the same side of the island. 

Rather than extending the length of this island to accommodate more chairs, a corner seat was added.

9. Two-Sided Eat-In Island

Eat In Kitchen Photos | New Home Eat-In Kitchens

Here is another example of an eat-in island with seating on two sides.

10. Small Galley Kitchen with Eat-in Bar

Eat In Kitchen Photos | New Home Eat-In Kitchens

Even a small L-shaped or galley kitchen can accommodate efficient eat-in space. The raised bar can be used for casual meals as well as a serving space for large gatherings.



Build an Eat-In Kitchen:

Which kitchen layout do you like best, from these Raleigh new custom homes? Tell us what you'd like in your Raleigh custom home, and we'll show you what it costs.

What does an Agingin in Place Eat-In Kitchen require? Get the Top 5 Aging in Place Home Plans, here. 

Eat In Kitchen Photos | Aging in Place Floor Plans

 

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