There’s something so inviting about breakfast nooks. You can turn that open space near the kitchen into a cozy spot to enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon tea with a friend. Creating a special place for casual meals is a great way to bring the family together at mealtime. With their close proximity to the kitchen, it makes dining there easy. Whether you have room for a banquette that seats a dozen or just a comfortable spot for two, you can create a charming nook. Here are six tips and some beautiful photos for your inspiration.
1 Match your table to the shape of your space. Rectangular tables look best in long, narrow spaces. Round or square tables work well in square spaces.
2 For square-ish areas that are small, round tables are the best option. It’s easier for traffic to flow around them. To avoid the obstacle of table legs, choose a table with a pedestal base.
3 Expandable tables off the flexibility of adding more seating for guests. They also make a great buffet area for parties.
4 No matter what style or size table you choose, allow at least 36 inches all the way around so that there’s room for the chairs to easily be pulled out. And allow at least 20 to 24 inches wide and 15 inches deep for each place setting.
5 If you opt for upholstered chairs or cushions, keep in mind the care they require. Removable slip covers or cushion covers can easily be tossed into the washing machine.
6 You can get the look of a banquette without having one built-in by using a settee or benches. If you do have a banquette custom made to fit the space, have them include access to the space below so you can use it for additional storage. Here are some more ideas for banquettes.
Breakfast nooks are a great way to turn a small space in or near the kitchen into a functional and stylish eating area. With so many options to choose from, the design possibilities are endless. How do you utilize the breakfast nook in your kitchen?