Have you ever thought about the benefits and the drawbacks of one of the solutions between having a big dining table in the dining room, or just set a bar in the kitchen, with high-chairs where you can eat?
via Jean Allsopp
Before you decide, think about the following things:
– At the dinner table, you can sit more people, because you use both sides. Using a kitchen bar, you can only sit two-three people.
– At the bar, you will have the people closer while you are still cooking, dishing etc. If you have your kids sit at the dinner-table, you cannot keep an eye on them that closely, and you have to run always back and forth to the kitchen.
– By the bar you can have a quick snack, or easy dinner, without officially setting a table, in a same time, all the things from the fridge and the kitchen will be right at the reach of your hands.
– However, you cannot sit guests for dinner by the bar, or they will look straight to your big mess while cooking!
via Annie Loveridge
It is the best if you have a room and put them both out there – the dinner table will be more official, and the bar will be just for closest family, for breakfast, or if you don’t want to sit alone at a huge table.