People love to gather in the kitchen, so why not give them a seat? Keep guests happy by creating a comfy area where they can be part of the action, but out of the way. A lounge area in the kitchen is nice for aging relatives who don't want to sit on a bar stool for hours. Tired spouses can nap here and children can read, all while you prepare dinner. Here are 5 tips for using lounge furniture in your kitchen.
Use upright, supportive seats.
Choose seats that are easy for older guests to get up from. Look for arm rests and higher seat heights (fourteen-sixteen inches). Use upright, supportive backs so guests are comfortable sitting and chatting for long periods of time. Avoid overstuffed, deep lounge furniture that is hard to get up from. This kitchen, decorated by famous J Crew VP Jenna Lyons, makes use of a sunny spot to add overflow seating.