Breakfast nooks used to be staples in the average kitchen. Before the advent of the eat-in, center islands, or great room designs, homeowners loved sitting down with their first cup of coffee in the kitchen. Often this was in the breakfast nook, a small space carved out of the kitchen where the family could enjoy a casual meal or break.
Recently, floorplans have considered this lifestyle element by incorporating the kitchen into the general living area, but not all homes have the space for this. But a kitchen nook can take up a little space. Even if you have only a tiny area to work with, you can create a lovely little space to enjoy the morning.
- Install a Bench – If you don’t have enough room for a table and chairs, consider installing a bench. A small built-in seat in a window or corner can also add storage under the bench.
- Use a Bistro Set – If you have a little corner, a small bistro set can add charm and utility. Most fold easily for storage, too, when not in use.
- Head Outside – No one says the breakfast nook has to be in the kitchen. If you have a patio or deck nearby, breakfast in the sun is a lovely way to start the day.
Finally, however, you create the space, use your décor to emphasize the area. A cozy throw pillow on the bench or quaint tablecloth and flowers will make a huge difference and add interest to even the smallest kitchen.