Dimensions And Tips To Create The Perfect Booth, Nook Or Banquette Seating
The new banquette can adopt nearly any style and serves a multitude of purposes. They come in every imaginable configuration, from horseshoe-shaped, to nook, to corner, to running the length of a whole wall. They can be cozy or spacious. And with today’s trend toward more reasonably sized homes, they have two big advantages: you can seat more people comfortably at the table and take up less space. The seats can even house drawers for extra storage. All that, and they look good doing it.
TIPS AND DIMENSIONS
When used primarily for dining, a minimum of 30 inches wide is recommended to ensure a roomy feeling, but you can go as wide as 34 inches before dining partners begin to feel far away.
If you use a table with four legs, the legs will be in the way as people slide in and out. A pedestal table is the only way to go.
Use our new pedestal base wall cabinet as the seat base, you’ll add more storage and create a seamless look with your Waypoint Living Spaces® kitchen.
You can also create a sense of cohesiveness between the banquette area and kitchen by extending your Waypoint® cabinet moldings from the kitchen to the bench base and along the wall at the top-back.
It’s perfectly acceptable to use throw pillows for backs, but don’t even consider skimping on bench seat cushions.
Let the edge of the table overlap the bench by about four inches so diners can get close to their plates without having to sit on the edge of their seats.
The modern banquette offers an opportunity to incorporate creativity, versatility and style into the home in a way that is different. This is a chance to build a space that allows for memorable evenings spent with family, hosting dinner parties large and small or even for some precious alone time with a good book and a cup of tea. We predict big things.
As lead Kitchen and Bath Designer for Waypoint Living Spaces®, my goal is to become a partner and support you in the creation of beautiful living spaces. As a busy mother of two, I have a true understanding and appreciation for a well-designed, functional space. That's why I'm here - to deliver expert support and content that makes your job easier. Together, let's achieve exactly what you have in mind!
Jennifer LeMarr, CKBD
Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer