Banquette Seating - An Alternative to the Kitchen Island

With the kitchen being considered the heart of the home, it's no surprise that one of the most requested items for a new kitchen is a place for family and friends to gather.  Often times designers are asked to include a seating area incorporated into the kitchen island or peninsula.  However, that is not the only option.  I am seeing more and more designers using built-in cabinetry also known as banquette seating to create a warm and inviting place for friends and family to gather in the kitchen.

An added benefit to built-in seating is the additional storage can be designed into the banquette such as drawer storage, wine storage, or even concealed storage that is accessed by a hinged top.  Below are examples of banquette seating using Dura Supreme cabinetry that have been created by our talented network of kitchen and bath designers.

A cozy breakfast nook design with a wine rack and other unique storage features from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Dura Supreme kitchen and banquette seating designed by Kitchens by Design of Vero Beach, Florida in a blue and white nautical kitchen design.

St. Paul Whole Home Renovation with a beautiful breakfast nook.

Traditional kitchen design with classic dark kitchen cabinets and traditional breakfast nook in a modern day kitchen renovation.

White on White Transitional Kitchen remodel with an L shaped kitchen island with a built-in breakfast nook.

Bold and Blue Cottage Kitchen Window Nook and Dining Space

In fact, why confine banquette seating to the kitchen...built-in seating can be added in just about any room as illustrated below.

Rustic and Modern Lake House master bedroom interior with a white and gray window seat boot bench by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

A boot bench used to create a one bench breakfast nook makes a room divider, a dog dish station and separates the back door entrance space from the living room.

Built-in cabinets create the perfect space in a little girls room. This bedroom interior design features a fun styled window seat, a desk, book selves and dresser storage.

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