Design Tips: Coastal banquettes

One of our favorite design tricks in the kitchen is the banquette.

A corner banquette is the ideal space saver. The table can tuck much closer to the corner than it could with chairs.
Since two sides of seating are so cozy, you can have a little fun with the loose chairs. A round table is best with corner banquettes for easier maneuvering in and out of seating area

Coastal kitchen with corner banquette

A table-and-chairs set isn't always the most efficient way to furnish an informal eating area. If space is at a premium, consider a banquette. It takes up half the floor space a table and chairs require and seats the same number of people. Banquettes can be designed in all shapes and sizes and ultimately depends on how much space you’re working with. L-shaped, U-shaped, curved or straight, your banquette will become a focal point in your kitchen.

Coastal banquette with chairs

This staright banquette with chairs opposite offers lots of stylish seating and takes up less space than a table surround by chairs.

Coastal double banquette

A double banquette fits nicely into the alcove making the best use of the sapce and saving prime real esate when a kitchen table just wont fit.

Coastal banquette wiht big style

This full banquette or U shaped banquette can seat the entire family in your coastal kitchen. This works best when you have bay window.

Coastal kitchen with full banquette

The bench style banquette is a space saver in your coastal kitchen. It allows a table and chairs to tuck right in and gives you versatility.

Coastal banquette attached to kitchen island

Sometimes there isn't a window nook or an alcove to tuck a banquette in. This shows how you can add onto your kitchen island for banquette style seating extended in your kitchen.

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Coastal kitchen with corner banquette, round table and wicker chairs

Kitchen with coastal banquette with chairs

Coastal kitchen with double banquette benches

Coastal kitchen with U shaped banquette

Kitchen with coastal banquette bench

Coastal kitchen with banquette attached to the island


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