This custom kitchen banquette provides comfortable seating and extra storage. The simplicity and traditional style of this 3-piece nook dining set gives it an edge over other suites – it will look great in almost any decor. Add support for the bench with short two-by-fours in between the front and back beams every 36 inches. Pastel blue banquette seating, Saarinen inspired table and blue painted chairs with a pop of brights in the art and light. For the rest of us, the nook needs to be multiuse (or at least not in the way).
A dining nook in a natural finish, that will undoubtedly fit any country or traditional design and look lovely in your kitchen. Mostly Sunny: Benjamin Moore ‘s Yellow Roses (center) is clear and bright, perfect for accent pieces like light fixtures and furniture. There is so much seating available just from the bench alone (we do have chairs that sit at the table as well, they are just not pictured).
Once home to an outdated galley kitchen, this NYC apartment got a major overhaul that included a fantastic new kitchen with a quaint place to dine that doesn’t take up too much space. If you find you need some extra light in your kitchen to see what you’re doing (or read your recipes), consider installing some under-cabinet lighting. And notice how the dark wood flooring contrasting nicely with the white nook and white walls.
If you don’t have an office or filing cabinet for things like mail, pin some folders inside your pantry for hanging storage. The design of the dining nook above consists of the floor-to-ceiling divider wood wall, that houses a long built-in bench on one side and cabinets on the other, and a wood dining table, all made in knotty pine. I bought 2, 1 1/2 inch thick foam pieces at JoAnn Fabrics for the seat and the back.
A reading nook can also be the perfect way to transform an awkward corner, windowsill or loft space into a warm, comfortable area for a little R&R. What we’d really like to have also is some storage for the games and the art supplies that may be under the benches that they could put their stuff in. A design feature that used to be reserved for traditional style kitchens only, the corner nook is now a desirable option in many modern homes, and here’s a few best examples of different types of installation.
I placed my table top decor on a large tray so that it could be easily moved to the center of the table for a diner party, or cleared from the table completely if necessary. To clad the bench ends (you only need to clad the end that will face the room), hold a paneling board up against the end and trace the angled edge onto the back side of the paneling.
Next I attached the top MDF piece and used pre-primed MDF trim to finish off the edges and give the bench some dimension. A custom bay window breakfast nook seat transforms this tiny nook into functional space that can be enjoyed by the whole family. To unite your kitchen with an adjacent dining nook, use similar decor elements in both spaces, but also consider treatments to make each space unique. However, this fabulous nook provides all the seating you need for a decent sized family. It’s only natural to connect a kitchen nook to the kitchen, and here’s a few modern design ideas that do that with grace and fun.
This three piece breakfast nook can help brighten up your space or fit in nicely with a dominantly white color scheme. It was easier to set up and clean off a small table in the kitchen than dealing with the big fancy wooden table in the dining room. Another product of the Special Project Divisions shop, this set of free-standing seats, benches and a custom table makes for a cozy sitting area just off the kitchen.
If you leave your baseboard on the wall, make sure to have some boards available to fill in the gap. It’s a free-standing breakfast nook that can be placed anywhere, including a corner. I’m so excited for this deserving family’s breakfast nook makeover, I’ll share the final reveal when complete! We framed around an existing electrical socket, so we could continue to use it after the seat was in place.
The materials include Pine and MDF finished in a dark walnut color which can work well in a white kitchen (as long as there are other unifying dark elements in the kitchen) or dark kitchen designs. Transforming an existing bay or box window into a nook is a way to create a cozy reading space that adds to your home’s value. I’d love to give you the exact measurements, however I am pretty sure we all have different kitchen layouts.
While the basic architectural structure of your nook will provide it with a character in and of itself, what you choose to incorporate into that area will play just as big of a role in creating an inviting feeling. Next, we measured, and double measured, the length of the wall and my Mr. built the bottom frame of the bench. We can easily see ourselves snuggled up with a can’t-put-down book on this crisp white bench seat.
Check out my blog for a full tutorial on how to make your own fresh garland using an artificial wired garland as a base. A typical island nook would either be built into the island or set against the island. The result: plenty of extra light in the kitchen and, perhaps more importantly, the ability to simultaneously prepare dinner and watch the hockey game.
If you do have one of these non-opening top pieces, be sure to make them the same size as the opening piece including additional width for the hinge. Usually looking out on a backyard or garden area, these additions provide a space for close social interaction or quiet contemplation without having to leave the comfort of your kitchen for other places in the home.
Corbels on both sides of the window turn this breakfast nook into a quaint alcove. Build a breakfast nook addition onto an existing small kitchen that’s surrounded by four solid walls to make the space feel more open and airy. This sleek, black corner dining set works as a free-standing unit or can be placed in the corner. If entertaining is your forte, bench seating is a great way to add tons of seating with less bulk. This unit includes the wood table, 2 dining benches, corner bench and two chairs.