The idea of having separate spaces for cooking and for eating sounds natural to a lot of people today but there was a time when these two were actually a single space, in the US at least. When you think about it, it makes sense to combine these two functions. We’ve already started the process, most modern homes featuring open kitchens most often with dining areas situated right next to them. The best step would be the eat-in kitchen. How much such a space look like, you might wonder. Well, have a look at some of the design options.
In an eat-in kitchen you could have a hybrid furniture piece which would be a combination between a dining table and a kitchen island. The transition from one to the other could be seamless or the design could clearly differentiate between the two, like in this case.
Another hybrid could combine a kitchen cabinet module with a breakfast table. There are many different ways in which this can be done. This, for example, is a pretty funky design. The table has an irregular, geometric shape and is attached to the cabinetry, being a sort of extended counter space.