KitchenContemporary Kitchen, London
Photography by Juliet Murphy
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Provide Ample SeatingIf your kitchen’s dining area isn’t huge but you still want to welcome guests, think about ways to sneak in more seating. A clever trick is to build a banquette, which is more flexible than the usual table-and-chairs setup.With a bench seat like this, you can accommodate more people than you could if you had four chairs around the table. A bonus is that you can fit storage beneath the seats. Ask a carpenter to incorporate lift-up tops so that you can access the interior.Photo Flip: 91 Kitchen Banquettes to Start Your Morning RightLook on Houzz for a carpenter to build a banquette
1. Built-in bench with angled corner. The built-in banquette in this London kitchen takes a smart approach to seating: The angled portion between the two lengths of the L means that no one will get stuck sitting at an uncomfortable bend. As with most of the eat-in kitchens here, carrying a meal from the stove and clearing the table require only a few steps. The wood table brings warmth to the white-and-blue palette.