Today is dedicated to one of my favorite tricks in the kitchen- the banquette. I’ve talked about this before. We know it’s a great space saver, plus a way to add style and comfort to the kitchen. But do you know the right depth, or fabric, or shape that could work in your space? Read on!
1. A corner banquette is the ideal space saver. The table can tuck much closer to the corner than it could with chairs.
Since two sides of seating are so cozy, you can have a little fun with the loose chairs.
2. A round table is best with corner banquettes for easier maneuvering in and out of seating area
Better Homes and Gardens
3. Don’t skimp on seat-depth. Do a full 24-30” for maximum comfort. You will not be able to sink into an 18” deep banquette.
4. Banquettes are great in spots where the windows are too low to accommodate kitchen cabinets.
5. Choose the right material- Many fabrics can be laminated for easy wipeability. Sunbrellla/Outdoor fabrics are another smart way to go.
If you go for a standard fabric and there is a stain, don’t fret, and don’t clean it!
Call a professional service- they can get most stains out as long as you haven’t messed with it first.
Mona Ross Berman/Trad Home
6. Play up the drama! If there is room for a back to the banquette, make it a little higher than standard or introduce an interesting shape.
The banquette is sure to be a focal point in the room, so make it really special.
7. Attach your banquette to your kitchen island. Some kitchen layouts do not have room for both an island and a kitchen table.
By attaching a bench to your island, you are eliminating an aisle for traffic flow (and no seats will be pulled out, obstructing traffic either.)