In a world focused on maximizing efficiency, many new homes do not have a formal dining room anymore. Often, people consume small meals and snacks on the go or right at the kitchen countertop. However, even if you determine that you have no need for a full-blown dining room, a dedicated seating arrangement can be of advantage. A good solution to efficiently maximize your living space while simultaneously creating an intimate, yet unobtrusive opportunity to eat, drink and informally socialize with friends and family is to build a banquette seating area in the kitchen.
A banquette is a built-in seating arrangement and can include anything from a subtle bench up to restaurant-style booths with enough space for a large family. Their custom and unique nature makes them ideal to expand storage capacity and add design elements to the room, for example by showcasing statement décor. Either way, a banquette provides you with a versatile spot that can be a cozy, informal area to snack and dine, a practical workstation to write letters and do your taxes, or simply a nice, cushioned sanctuary to sit down with a tea and take a break!
Since it is a fully integrated part of the room, as opposed to mere furniture, banquette seating helps form a cohesive unit. Otherwise underused corners in your house can thereby be more easily incorporated into one grand design, and be transformed into practical and aesthetically pleasing focal points. Due to its custom nature and seamless integration, a banquette arrangement has a high-end feel to it and will add a touch of luxury to the heart of your home.
At Zieba Builders, we pride ourselves in outstanding craftsmanship, unique designs and custom cabinetry, as well as high-quality materials. Thinking of remodeling your kitchen and adding a banquette as trendy, high-end and practical informal dining/seating area? Schedule your design consultation with our experts now at (562) 439-5294!