By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dinettes and Breakfast Nooks. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 05:27:44 AM.
If you are interested in being able to seat more people around your table and you do not have the kitchen nook space requirements to add more chairs, then you might consider bench seating. Free standing breakfast nook benches are similar to chairs in that they typically have four legs at the corners with perhaps a support leg or two in the center of a long bench. However, bench seats can accommodate more people than number of chairs they replace. Generally, you can fit one and a half people on a bench for every chair you replace. Kitchen bench seating is a great way to increase your seating capacity without making the table larger or squeezing in chairs uncomfortably.
There is another type of breakfast nook bench that you might consider if you need still more room at your breakfast table. When you use a furniture set with chairs or free standing benches, you need to leave a buffer of space between the edge of the table and any walls so that there is room to pull chairs and benches out away from the table when you sit or stand. If you push the benches you are using against a wall, then you do not have to leave as much space between the edge of the table and the wall. That means you can afford to have a slightly larger table and as a result accommodate more people at your kitchen nook table. This type of breakfast nook seating might be called a booth similar to something you would find in a restaurant.
Perhaps the most obvious difference between the formal dining furniture and kitchen furniture is that there are no benches in the formal room. Breakfast nook benches are quite common. In fact, the corner breakfast nook set is particularly popular with many homeowners. Benches offer many advantages of chair seating. First, you can seat more people in the same amount of square footage. Generally you can fit one and a half people on a bench for every chair that you replace. In addition, under the seat storage compartments give homeowners places to store things that they want to have conveniently located close to the kitchen without actually taking up valuable counter or cabinet space.