windowed breakfast nook was inspired in part by the 'sleeping porch' so common in homes in the first decades of the 20th century. These were screened, covered porches for sleeping during the warmer days of summer. In older neighborhoods it is common to see these sleeping porches since windowed-in after
so this breakfast nook is an echo of, or tribute to, that bygone necessity.
love the nook but don't know how much space to allow. what is the distance you've left between the table and the counter island? Do they overlap at all?
table / nook in the corner
dining nook off the kitchen where built-in seating is tucked under the two windows. The light and the seating anchor the space and draw one to the corner. It's easy to see the table being a site not only for meals, but also reading the paper, doing homework and other activities.