Furniture That is a Must in a Kitchen

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Are you tired of the way your kitchen looks and want to change it up a bit but have no idea what you should be doing?  Have you recently just bought a new house and need to decorate your kitchen but don’t know what kind of furniture you should be looking for?

A kitchen is only as beautiful as the furniture in it. The kitchen is the heart of your home. It's where families gather for meals after a long day or before they head out to work and school, and it is a place where everyone in the house goes. Every kitchen needs furniture, and if you are decorating your kitchen, you might not know exactly what you need.

If you have no idea what you might need to have a beautiful yet functioning kitchen, you could visit Gruppo Cucine who recommend the best kitchen furniture, as well as find a few useful suggestions for the furniture that you should consider buying for your kitchen.

Kitchen Tables 

The kitchen is the heart of every house. Everyone has to come to the kitchen to get food and drinks, it's where families come together to share about their day over a meal, and it's where you will most likely spend most time with your family. One of the must haves in a good family kitchen is a kitchen table.

A kitchen table doesn’t have to be anything big or fancy, it is just a place for you and your family to gather for meal times. It is a great dining area for everyday living and rushed daily lives. There are so many different styles of tables that you can look for from rustic wooden ones, to more modern or industrial metal ones.

Kitchen Bar Stools 

If you are one to have guests over a lot, like having a bit of company in the kitchen while you cook, then you need a place for your guests to sit. While it would be easy enough for them to just sit at the kitchen table, having a bar stool that can be placed right where the action is happening is the best way to go.

This is a great way to be able to keep up with the conversation and be included in what’s happening by allowing people who have a place to sit in the kitchen and be a port of the action. Barstools come in so many different styles and designs, and you can choose any kind you like based on the style of your kitchen.

Kitchen Chairs

If you have a kitchen table, you will obviously need a place for people to sit around the table. While you might already have bar stools by the counter, having seats by the kitchen table is an absolute must. Kitchen chairs and tables are becoming a common appearance in kitchens these days, so why not amp up your own kitchen.

There are so many different kinds of chair to choose from, from metal, to fiberglass, to wood, and so much more.

Kitchen Island           

For those who are avid chefs or just enjoy cooking, you always need to make sure that you have enough counter space to actually work. Oftentimes there just isn’t enough space when just using the countertops around the kitchen, so people include kitchen islands. This is a floating countertop that is usually placed in the centre of your kitchen. It also serves as extra storage for pots, pans, plates and dishes, and even cutlery.

Kitchen islands are great for the extra counter space, and also a great place to put your bar stools for your guests to sit on when you are busy cooking.


Something that is a definite must have in every kitchen is shelves. You can never have enough kitchen storage and shelves are the perfect place to keep things. These days, modern shelving is all open and you put all of your things on display for people to see. Not only is this a great way to store things, but it also adds something fun to the look and style of your kitchen

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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