10 kitchen lounge ideas for creating the ultimate sociable home

small kitchen diner lounge
(Image credit: Chris Snook)

Kitchen lounge ideas are a relatively new idea, perhaps riding in on the waves of popularity enjoyed by the kitchen diner over the past couple of decades. 

While designing a kitchen to merge the room in which cooking takes place with the space in which the meal is finally enjoyed makes practical sense, hence the kitchen diner's success, where does the lounge – or living room – come into things?

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.