Monday, June 28, 2010

Breakfast Nook Ideas

A few months ago, we moved Eli out of a high chair and into a booster seat. So, for the past few months we have been stuffing 5 chairs around a table that is only big enough for 4. We have officially outgrown our table!
We decided to swap out our current 4 seater table for our bigger dining room table, but something still isn't just right about the space. I have been trying to think of the best way to use our breakfast room, and I keep coming back to something kind of like these pictures:
{all photos from the Better Homes and Gardens website}

I love the look of the built in bench under the windows. It makes the space so cozy, plus adds a ton of storage. I'm thinking this would be a great place for the boys' school and art supplies. Now, I just have to decide what style to go with and get Jason busy with his saw, nail gun, and paint brush:)


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22 comments:

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love a bench seat in the kitchen too! And the extra storage ??? that's perfect!

Jenilee said...

I LOVE the bench seat idea! I have ALWAYS wanted a place to have one in my dining room. one day... :)

Kelli said...

I love the 2nd and 3rd pictures the best! It looks like you probably get a lot of light there too so it will be SO nice. I love the fact that you'd be able to use it for storage too. Good luck!

Stephanie said...

I love the bench seat!!!!! I think it would be a great way to optimize the space! You're putting ideas in my head :)

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Love these! I was just showing something like this to my hubby for when we move next! =) Can't wait to see what yall end up doing!

Jenglamgirl said...

Love the bench seat and the black chairs best! have a good one! Jenn

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy & Wife said...

I love the bench seat idea...hmmmm...

Thanks for the idea and good luck making yours come to fruition!

Foursons said...

I love the bench idea too and u have the perfect space for it.

Allison said...

That would look great in your space!

Angie S said...

I think having a bench like that would be awesome! Great idea, and so nice to have the extra storage space.

the overloaded mommy said...

I REALLY want a nook like that. We have room in out dining room, but we rent :(

Just wanted to let you know I gave you two awards on my blog :)

http://theoverloadedmommy.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-got-awarded.html

Casey

Miller Racing Family said...

I am with you I would love a breakfast nook and the bench seat is wonderful. It makes for great storage.
Can wait to see what you decide. Have a great day!

Candace said...

I have always loved the idea of a bench seat in a breakfast nook. What a cozy place to enjoy some family time and the extra storage is a bonus! I will be looking forward to seeing your "After" pictures. Thanks! Candace~♥

Carrie said...

That would be perfect for your space! I've always loved the idea of having a window seat in the kitchen to sit at. I would love to do that in our kitchen :) It's ALWAYS nice to have more storgae too!

Nichol said...

I love the bench idea....and your dining room is perfect for it. You should do it!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

i LOVE THEM ALL...i CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU PICK!!! WISH MY HUBS WAS HANDY 2!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

I know you will come up with something fabulous.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I agree, the built in bench would be awesome for storage! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Bridget said...

Love the breakfast nook idea!

{:miss v:} said...

I would love to have a bench seat like that! We have french doors in our breakfast room so that wouldn't work for us! But maybe a bench with a faux mirrored window above it??? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What I wouldn't give to have banquette in my kitchen! I would definitely go for it!

Merbear Creger said...

Did you ever end up doing this?? We have an area just like yours and are wanting to do this, but can't decide which style to go with (boxed in all the way or slightly seated--similar to a photo you have). How did it turn out and how long did it take?? Thanks!

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