Thursday, November 21, 2013
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is the space for lovingly prepared family meals and spontaneous midnight snacks. With Filipinos’ love for food, there is no such thing as a too-big kitchen. If you have extra space in or near your kitchen though, a breakfast nook is a great way to extend your kitchen without being redundant.
And if you have a large house with a formal twelve-seater dining table, you probably don’t want to eat every meal and snack in your dining room all the time. So it’s good to have a smaller dining area in your kitchen for convenience’ sake.
If you have a dedicated space just for a breakfast nook, you may opt for a small round table for four or more. Round tables evoke a casual, laid-back atmosphere suitable for a more intimate dining experience.
You may also go for banquet seating in your breakfast nook. Fill it with cushions and throw pillows for a relaxed and cozy feel. At the same time, build up the functionality of the area by incorporating built-in storage at the bottom of the banquet seats.
Take advantage of natural light and place your breakfast nook near a window for a bright and cheery ambiance, perfect for enjoying a good cup of coffee in the morning. Add drapes or roman shades to soften the look, and you’re good to go.
If you’re battling space limitations but love the idea of a breakfast nook, add bar stools to your kitchen island or peninsula counter instead. This way, you can still use your kitchen as an eating area without using up as much space. Additionally, if you’re a cooking enthusiast, it can be quite a treat to be able to cook in front of your family and serve up your dishes right away.
Adding a breakfast nook to your home can save some wasted space in your kitchen and make your family come together for intimate meals as well. - Aislinn Kee