'Repurposing' a breakfast area?
I posted this on the Home Dec forum, too...I know that I will also get some valuable feedback here! :)
I have a long, fairly narrow kitchen with a breakfast area at one end. We really don't use the breakfast table and chairs...it is too cramped and almost uncomfortable. It is mainly a "drop-off" for stuff right now.
I would love to put it to another use, but am not sure what I would really enjoy more. We use our dining room for eating meals, etc, and don't really need an additional area. I have considered a small, high island with wrought iron bar chairs that I bought at Pottery Barn Outlet awhile back (they could be used on the patio with a high table instead); I could use the island for baking tasks, etc. Or, I could use a small loveseat and chair for my own little sitting area (it has a great picture window).
Any personal experiences, pictures, or ideas?