With more and more people trending away from formal dining rooms, we are designing increasingly more with casual eating in the kitchen in mind. Whether bar top seating is right for your lifestyle or standard-height table top extensions are more appealing, dining in your kitchen can be a great way to gather. These three kitchens below show a range of kitchens we designed with seamless seating.

Above, we created a breakfast bar for casual dining in this formal kitchen

Above, using the same materials, we made a great place for the entire family of seven to enjoy meals together.

Above, a bar top presents a nice spot to gather while the chef is cooking.