The keeping room can be that spot.
Traditionally, the keeping room is a small, cozy space off the kitchen. It's a place where you can host an intimate gathering with a great friend, enjoy the fireplace and a glass of wine with your significant other, or sit and read a book in the peaceful quiet.
Sometimes the keeping 'room' is really a keeping 'space'. It functions as a place to invite guests into the kitchen without being IN the kitchen.
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Historically, the keeping room was in the center of the home, had a fireplace, and served as a place for the family to sleep during the cold winter time. They were close to the fire, and close to each other.