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DIY-ify: Kitchen nook + DIY banquette seating

HGTV Tips for Turning Your Small Kitchen Into an Eat-In One Banquettes needn't be L-shaped to save space. The configuration of this kitchen by designer Marika Meyer better lent itself to a restaurant-style booth with benches facing each other, providing seating for four without blocking the window. Storage above and below the benches makes the most of this small space.

Built In Window Seat Design. I like this for my dining room wall add some storage and a bench seat for the table. Master bedroom

from Better Homes and Gardens

Built-In Banquette Ideas

When wall space is at a premium, windows make great backdrops for bench seating. Here, a banquette tucks snugly into a sunlit bay window to take advantage of often-unused space. In addition to abundant seating, the bench features lower drawers that provide storage for table linens and other dining room accessories.