Everybody luuurrrvves a great breakfast nook!
They have the potential to be one of the most comfortable and cozy spaces in any home.
Here are a few inspiring photos and tips to help you transform your nook into your own little slice of heaven!
This little nook to the right is a great example of creatively imagining a space that is both functional and beautiful!
The use of horizontal wood boards as wall paneling and then painting that an accent color is brilliant!
While it may be a little bit pink for me personally, it’s really a great space that looks like an inspiring spot to start the day!
Connect Built-In Seating and Storage
Built-in seating, commonly referred to as banquettes, is a great way to save space while gaining big in terms of liveability!
Nobody loves the feeling of having more empty chairs around the table than full ones. If you’re like me, it just makes you miss your kids wherever they may be at the moment.
The cool set-up above works comfortably for two without seeming empty yet is easily expanded to seat up to five for a larger gathering.
When It Comes to Windows, Think Outside the Box
These windows make this space sing! Designs like this are getting easier and easier to come by so don’t give-up too quickly! Modern woodworking machines are bringing the costs down and the result of something like this is breathtaking!
The simple chandalier, bright white walls, and unobtrusive open beam ceilings are all ideas you could incorporate into your perfect sun-kissed corner.
A Cleaner Approach
If you’re more comfortable surrounded by clean lines and soft, warm tones, then maybe the highly customized dining area shown above is up your ally.
Top-of-the-line cabinetry and custom cushions work together with just the right shade of paint and some fantastic looking interior brickwork to create a space that is elegant, functional, and very, very comfortable.
The wall-mounted lighting makes that corner look like a great place to kick back with a book or a magazine. Is this one your dream spot?
What About a Simple Splash of Color?
Sometimes the difference between “blah” and “bam!” is as simple as a little bit of color! Find a table at Goodwill or Habitat and hit it with some sandpaper and paint and you’ll soon be greeting each day with a smile!
A close look reveals some attention to detail has gone into the space shown above. The assortment of pillows perfectly ties the table with the window shade and wall colors.
No Breakfast Nook?
Don’t fret, just do a bump-out addition! Take a close look at this one:
I love color, so it’s sometimes tough for me to get into very subdued designs, but this really looks fantastic. The way the table and benches cantilever out with no support really look neat.
The cool thing about this space is that the whole entire thing could be added to any home as a bump-out addition. It’s less expensive than you might think and the added space can be invaluable!
I wrote a post about Bump-Out additions over at RemodelingGuy if you want to read more about that.
Well there you have it. A few ideas that you can use to create a breakfast nook you can be proud of!