Banquettes: Your New Seating Soulmate

by Kelley Rowland

Thanks to kitchen banquette seating, casual dinners just got cozier

Mealtime is about more than just eating a meal: it’s about sharing one. How to fit all of your loved ones around the table to break bread? Look no further than banquette seating. These cozy benches are ideal for promoting intimacy and maximizing floor space. See how these homeowners worked with Sweeten, a free service matching renovators with vetted general contractors, to bring kitchen banquette seating to their homes.

The addition of banquette seating gave this family new, flexible eating options

1. Additional Dining Options

Brooke and Paul’s kitchen didn’t fit the family of five’s active lifestyle. They needed a more functional space for their three kids. That’s why they created multiple kitchen dining areas. From an eat-in island to a kitchen banquette, the new additions gave the family more flexible seating options. The custom L-shaped bench provides a casual, comfortable family dining space.

Orange U-shaped eat-in kitchen banquette seating2. Flexible Family Time

Jenn and Jon’s top priority was transforming their galley kitchen into “…a well-laid-out space where we can cook and eat together as a family.” To start, they knocked down dividing walls and a small pocket door. Next, they installed U-shaped eat-in kitchen banquette seating. Finally, this family had a space where they could gather for both meals and quality time.

This banquette seating gives homeowners more seating and additional storage

3. Room to Entertain

Prewar details gave Laura and Walter’s home lots of charm. However, the original kitchen layout was a challenge. With their Sweeten contractor, the couple completely reimagined the space. Together, they created a kitchen with room to cook and entertain. The dining nook now provides additional seating and plenty of storage.

This under-window banquette seating gives the space more seating and storage

4. Seating and Storage

Nazli and Larry’s townhouse renovation was a big undertaking. They decided to turn the parlor into a dining room and bar area. They also added a long, built-in bench beneath the large Tiffany window. This new addition supplies plenty of seating and offers hidden storage. Most importantly, it’s where the couple currently houses their son’s drawing supplies.

From kitchen tables to islands, see why the eat-in kitchen is here to stay.

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