We all know what it is when we see it, but we may not know it by name. Banquette seating is a type of dining room seating arrangement that incorporates built-in benches or booths into the space.
With custom cabinetry, anything is possible. Miriam Johnson, the Cabinet Chic herself, offers some beautiful ideas to incorporate banquette seating into your home.
Why We Love Building Banquettes:
- It’s easy to fit more people in your dining room when you use this type of seating, as it takes up less floor space than traditional chairs and tables. (Seriously, an entertainer's dream.)
- This type of seating gives a more streamlined, elegant look to any dining room.
- As an added bonus, banquettes can offer additional storage both under the seat and within the bench itself.
Ready to create something swoon-worthy? Give us a call here at C&C Cabinets, and our craftsmen will help you get started on the built-ins you've always known you needed.
Why Choose Banquette Seating?
Banquettes are a fantastic way to save space in any room and make for a very comfortable dining experience at home. However, they offer a lot more than just convenience & comfort. They can add an extra level of sophistication and texture to your dining room or kitchen, turning your dining room design into something out of the pages of a magazine.
The built-in seating might also encourage guests to linger longer at mealtime, as the cozy atmosphere and inviting design are sure to make anyone feel right at home!
Don't Forget the Storage
Of course, this wouldn't be a blog by the Cabinet Chic if we weren't raving about storage solutions!
Banquette seating offers a great way to make the most of limited kitchen or dining room space. With additional storage compartments, you can hide away anything from linens and placemats to extra cookware and plates.
If you're short on space, adding banquette seating that doubles as cabinetry can help free up a ton of space in your dining room/kitchen.
Banquette Seating Ideas Elevate Your Space
Here are a few of our favorite ways to bring banquette seating into your home:
If you have large windows in your dining room or kitchen, or especially a bay window, use this area to transform the look and feel of your kitchen.
Pulling up a small dining table and a couple of chairs opposite of the window creates a cozy breakfast nook that looks like it was pulled straight out of a local bistro. Add some throw pillows and blankets to make it the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee.
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Nap Away on a Day Bed
Take your banquette seating to the next level by making the space large enough to double as a day bed. Not only will you get extra seating, but you'll also get an elegant spot to take a refreshing nap.
Bring the Pub Home with You
When you want to relax with a drink and some friends at your built-in bar, maybe a few barstools just don't cut it. Instead, consider adding built-in banquette seating to bring the feeling of an upscale pub into your own home.
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Mix & Match Your Seating
If you're looking to add some diversity and texture to your space, why not mix up different seating styles? Contrasting chairs with banquette seating adds an eclectic flare that just can't be achieved with matching furniture!
Contact C&C Cabinets Today
Integrating banquette seating into your space is an easy way to create a cozy atmosphere while keeping the room spacious. With a unique style, unmatched comfort, small footprint, and tucked away storage, there are plenty of reasons to add banquette seating into your home.
Contact the Cabinet Chic today, and we will build you the perfect built-in banquette seating that's sure to wow your guests (and hopefully wow yourself as well!)