15 kitchen diner ideas for a stylish combination space

open plan kitchen diner with brushed chrome appliances and cabinets and a built in seating area with wooden table and green cushions
Kitchen diner ideas can work well for casual as well as more formal dining (Image credit: Simon Taylor Furniture)

Whether you prefer a more casual approach to dining or like to eat regularly at a table, a kitchen diner idea provides a perfectly practical and stylish solution when it comes to kitchen design

The good news is, there's a wide-ranging menu of design choices that cater for everyone, regardless of taste. Here’s 15 of the best kitchen diner ideas to help whet your appetite.

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Mara Rypacek Miller

Mara Rypacek Miller founded Industville over a decade ago. A natural entrepreneur as well as designer, Industville was born to fill a gap in the market place for unique industrial vintage reproduction lighting and furniture

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Molly Chandler

Molly Chandler is a designer for Willis & Stone, where she creates beautiful and functional kitchens in both classic and contemporary styles. 

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Charlie Bowles

Charlie Bowles is the Director of British lighting manufacturer Original BTC after he took over from Peter Bowles his father and the company’s founder in 2012. With its New York showroom opening in 2017, Original BTC also have showrooms in London, Paris and Taiwan. 

Claire Lloyd

Claire is Editor in Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating website and magazine. She became Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating in 2016 and has been a member of the team for 15 years. An experienced homes journalist, her work has also appeared in titles such as Real Homes and Period Living.

She has a particular interest in green homes and sustainability, and interior design is a passion too; she has undertaken qualifications in this area. 

After finishing a major renovation of a period cottage, she is now onto her next project: overhauling a 1930s property in the Shropshire countryside. 

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