There are many different kinds of kitchen furniture to consider when you are furnishing a new home. The most important is the breakfast nook set, but there are others. Kitchen furniture and kitchen storage furniture are other classes of furniture to choose from.
Kitchen storage furniture includes anything from a sideboard to a shelving unit. This variety of kitchen furniture is usually only used in kitchens with lots of space. Most breakfast nooks will not have room for extra pieces of furniture after you get the table and chairs in. A sideboard is a thin piece of furniture that sits no more than two feet out from the wall. It usually has one or two cabinets and a series of drawers for storage. Table linens and china are the most common things stored there.
Another popular storage furniture piece is the pantry cabinet. If you are not lucky enough to have a walk in pantry or a closet to use, then pantry cabinets are a great addition. It may seem like they take up a lot of room, but it is worth it. If you use regular cabinets to store your dry goods and canned goods, then there will be a lot of wasted space since you cannot see past the first few rows in a normal kitchen cabinet. Pantries will have shelves that are less deep or that come equipped with shelves on rollers so you can pull each shelf out like a drawer.
Kitchen islands can also be considered in the class of furniture because many people use the island to double as a breakfast bar. If you have the opportunity to design your island, then try to get the counter top to extend out farther than the cabinet underneath so the counter is comfortable to sit at. In addition, try to have the outer edge of the counter sit higher than the rest of the island surface. This is to make sure that there is no cross contamination between prepared and unprepared foods.
The seating at a breakfast bar will most likely be stools. Stools with backs are more comfortable, but heavier so you need to weigh those options before selecting. Another helpful hint is to make sure there is enough room between the top of the stool seat and the bottom of the counter so that people are not squished in between.
If you have ever shopped for RTA cabinets or just kitchen cabinets in general, you have probably noticed that there are dozens of websites out there that seem to be selling the same cabinets because they have the same exact pictures.
The reality is that the majority of the RTA cabinets in the U.S. are being manufactured in China by a handful of factories so the majority of cabinets are imported kitchen cabinets from China. While there may be multiple importers that are bringing them, they are all coming from the same place, being made the same way, with the same features. The pictures that they use for as sample kitchens are straight from the manufacturer, which is why they all look the same.