Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Create a space savvy solution in the kitchen~ Add a built in banquette

Have a cramped dining space? A banquette can be your space savvy solution! It can be used as a casual dining spot, homework station, or a resting spot for reading the paper while sipping your morning coffee.
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From Pinterest

When there's limited space to move a chair in and out, a stationary seat is the better option. This banquette fits snugly here, but doesn't  appear cramped, as chairs most certainly would.

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BHG.com

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Pinterest
I have an old headboard in my garage that I've been debating turning into a bench for my farm table. I love this one that I found on the Freddy and Petunia blog

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Pinterest

I especially like the look of a corner seating area with a round table. How cozy!

This was the inspiration for Catherine's kitchen nook:

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And this is how it turned out:


In case you can't commit to a true built in piece, there are other options. Like this curved, free standing piece from Overcourt.


World Market also has a nice option; the Hayden bench:

Whatever your size parameters, a built in banquette can be the answer to your decorating dilemma. 

From: Style Carrot
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1 comment:

  1. I love the look of the one in the 5th photo for our kitchen. So cozy.

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