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Long Narrow Kitchen Table

Keeping the main spaces open and connected was important for the three designers, as the house is long and narrow (typical for Toronto). To address this, Mitanidis designed a dining table to match the proportions of the house. He used salvaged barn boards from the house, inserting them into a steel frame made by a local fabricator. On one side of the table runs a long, custom bench.
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Long Narrow Kitchen Table

Even if you don’t have space in or near your kitchen, you needn’t eat your dinner hunched over the coffee table or standing over the kitchen sink. With no room to eat in their 6-foot-long kitchen, husband-and-wife design team Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier & Company turned a spare bedroom in their New York City apartment into a dining room. Lesson learned: The best kitchen design, indeed the best design for any room, is whatever works with your lifestyle.
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Long Narrow Kitchen Table

Sometimes, though, the best spot for a counter is right against the wall. Having the dining counter/computer station in this long, narrow kitchen by Affecting Spaces on the edge of the room keeps traffic flowing easily, and the creamy white of the chairs, counters, walls and cabinets gives the space an open and airy feel.
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Long Narrow Kitchen Table

Bring in the Lucite. Lucite is always a beneficial call when it comes to small or narrow rooms. By pairing a heavier, wooden table with Lucite chairs, this skinny dining room doesn’t feel overpowered with stuff.
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Long Narrow Kitchen Table

Dining Gather for the food. Stay for the stories. Getting them to the table is easy. So our dining furniture is designed to help with the hard part – keeping them there. Because when the chairs are comfy and the table is just the right size, everyone will be happy to stay for a while (even if there’s no dessert). Dining tables Up to 4 seats, Up to 6 seats, Up to 10 seats, Extendable tables, Wall-mounted tables, Dining table tops & underframes Dining chairs Dining chair underframes & seat shells, Dining chairs, Upholstered chairs, Folding chairs, Chair covers
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Long Narrow Kitchen Table

In this 180-square-foot kitchen, Hamilton-Gray Design replaced a built-in breakfast nook with a dining table for two, built around the back and side of the island. Fitting the table-height piece around the counter-height island makes the most of the available space and allows each surface to be at the right height for its designated purpose.
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Long Narrow Kitchen Table

At just 120 square feet, with six openings interrupting the flow, this kitchen didn’t offer many options in the way of seating. So kitchen designer Angela Bonfante tucked an L-shaped banquette into a corner, around a tiny table she found in a mail-order catalog. Using ready-made throw pillows from a discount retailer, rather than having custom cushions sewn, helped keep the budget in check too. “Small spaces can be both functional and fun,” says Bonfante. “It just takes some ingenuity!”
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Long Narrow Kitchen Table

When you’re selecting chairs for a super-tiny kitchen, consider transparent ones like these chrome and Lucite barstools in a D.C. show house kitchen created by Aidan Design. The refective chrome and clear plastic almost disappear from view, helping the kitchen look and feel larger.
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If you’re selecting a more standard-shaped table for a tiny dining nook, interior designer Gina Fitzsimmons, ASID, advises you choose one with a pedestal base so people can easily slide in and out of their seats. Another tip: “For maximum space efficiency, the table should overlap the seat by just one inch,” she recommends.
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Here, interior designer Karen Soojian, ASID, supplemented banquette seating with two easily movable chairs, leaving room for traffic in and out of the kitchen door. In a tight space, portability is a plus — and so are eye-catching design elements. The table here was made of reclaimed wood from a felled tree found near this Minnesota home while the sculptural base was created by furniture designer Tristan Thiel.
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With no room for a table in her own small kitchen, interior designer Melanie Coddington installed a pine slab counter in an adjacent alcove. The barstools are actually school-laboratory seats that Coddington sanded and spray-painted orange. A mirror over the bar reflects a pretty view of trees outside a sunny window, keeping the tight space from feeling claustrophobic.

If you like the idea of banquettes but don’t want to have them custom-built, consider these dining benches by the Itsy Bitsy Ritzy furniture shop. Available in several stock length-and-depth combinations, the benches can be used in even the smallest kitchen corners. Bonus: Storage under the flip-up seats supplements scant kitchen cupboard space.
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Low, round stools are another great way to add seating around a small table without gobbling up visual space. The rustic wood pieces chosen by designer Ines Hanl of The Sky is the Limit Design work well with the outdoorsy vibe of this room. In a more formal space, porcelain Chinese garden stools could work very nicely.
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If you only have room for one prep/dining surface, it’s best to place it at counter height, rather than table level. (It’s far more comfortable to sit a few inches higher up on a barstool while you eat than to bend over while you chop vegetables.) With sleek lines and a glossy surface, this dining counter by Hong Kong designer Louis Lau looks almost like sculpture — without sacrificing any of its functionality.
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At first, designer Emily Mackie’s clients laughed at the idea of cutting a quarter out of a perfectly good round tabletop. But wrapping the dining surface around the corner provides the perfect place for the retired homeowners to linger over their morning coffee, and this configuration takes up much less floor space than a whole table would.
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When designing seating for a small space, it helps to think outside the box — or, in this case, beyond the rectangle. In this condominium kitchen by Krieger + Associates Architects, Inc., the prep/dining island is wider at one end to accommodate diners, and narrower at the other to improve traffic flow.

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