We recently added a built-in Banquette to our 120 square foot kitchen. We are really enjoying all the extra seating the new banquette created. The seat of our banquette opens up for extra storage. What a difference it makes to our tiny cape! The previous home owners didn't have a dining table in this small kitchen and now we can seat eight people and have squeezed 10 kids around this spot. We did some major renovations to this kitchen too- cabinet refacing and tile.
BEFORE banquette and kitchen remodel.
BEFORE we built the banquette and remodeled the kitchen
AFTER- we made some major changes along with the banquette. I have more details on the entire kitchen remodel on my blog.
I wanted to make sure we had enough room for pillows, creating a cozy spot to sit.
Taped out the space and size of the banquette first.
Built it in a day- it is not attached to the floor so it can be removed.
Lot of storage on both sides.
Finished space with shelves for display and to pull together the butcher block counter top on the opposite side of the kitchen.
Overall it took about 7 hours to complete!