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    • summerday
    • By summerday 27th May 08, 2:08 PM
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    Difference between a kitchen breakfast room and kitchen-diner?
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    • 27th May 08, 2:08 PM
    Difference between a kitchen breakfast room and kitchen-diner? 27th May 08 at 2:08 PM
    Does anyone know what it is, or isn't there one? I wonder if kitchen breakfast rooms are smaller and might just have room for a breakfast bar rather than a table, or is a kitchen-diner only referred to in homes that don't have a separate dining room? I have tried to figure it out the difference from pictures on Rightmove but haven't managed it. Perhaps someone could solve the mystery for me!Thanks, Sarah
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    • tanith
    • By tanith 27th May 08, 2:14 PM
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    I have always taken that a kitchen diner is when there is no other dining area and a kitchen/breakfast room is where there is a separate dining area but you could eat in the kitchen for breakfast/lunch
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    • By Francophile 27th May 08, 2:16 PM
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    I have always taken that a kitchen diner is when there is no other dining area and a kitchen/breakfast room is where there is a separate dining area but you could eat in the kitchen for breakfast/lunch
    Originally posted by tanith
    That would be my take on it as well.
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    • PeteW
    • By PeteW 27th May 08, 2:29 PM
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    I thought kitchen/breakfast sort of implied there was a small counter or table you could have a snack at but not exactly suitable for a few people having a meal, whereas a kitchen/diner would have room for a proper kitchen/dining table. I didn't think having a seperate dining room would bear any relevence.

    No idea if that's right, was just how I'd thought of it!
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    • By Doozergirl 27th May 08, 2:53 PM
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    I'm with Pete W. A kitchen/breakfast room would be a kitchen big enough for a small space for eating but not big enough for formal dining. A kitchen diner has room for a more formal dinner setting. You can still have rooms which can be formal dining rooms - it's just whether the house is big enough.

    My SIL in law has a kitchen diner - it couldn't possibly be referred to as a kitchen breakfast room - and a formal dining room as well.

    We had a kitchen diner and another room suitable for a dining room in our last house but chose to have a second sitting room for my sofa collection :rolleyes: I suppose we will have here as well once the sledge hammer comes out (rubs hands together in glee!)
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    • By summerday 27th May 08, 11:42 PM
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    That's really helpful, thanks for all your input. I would thank you except my thanks button doesn't work, sorry.
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    • neverdespairgirl
    • By neverdespairgirl 28th May 08, 12:14 AM
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    • 28th May 08, 12:14 AM
    I think of it as a social distinction, to be honest.

    Kitchen / breakfast room goes with living room, loo, and sofa.

    Kitchen / diner goes with lounge, toilet, and settee.
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    • 28th May 08, 12:56 PM
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    • 28th May 08, 12:56 PM
    I'm with Pete W. A kitchen/breakfast room would be a kitchen big enough for a small space for eating but not big enough for formal dining. A kitchen diner has room for a more formal dinner setting. You can still have rooms which can be formal dining rooms - it's just whether the house is big enough.

    My SIL in law has a kitchen diner - it couldn't possibly be referred to as a kitchen breakfast room - and a formal dining room as well.

    We had a kitchen diner and another room suitable for a dining room in our last house but chose to have a second sitting room for my sofa collection :rolleyes: I suppose we will have here as well once the sledge hammer comes out (rubs hands together in glee!)
    Originally posted by Doozergirl
    My kitchen/breakfast room is 17' x 12' and I have a seperate dining room. Its not a formal dining room, just a dining room, your allowed in even if your not wearing a jacket & tie.

    I use kitchen/diner when there is no seperate dining room and kitchen/breakfast room when there is a dining room.



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