By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dinettes and Breakfast Nooks. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 05:33:50 AM.
A breakfast nook by definition is a small space to eat small meals in. A breakfast nook, aka morning room, aka informal dining room, aka eat-in-kitchen surprisingly all mean different types of spaces you may be looking at. The breakfast nook is a small space in or near the kitchen typically with built-in seating such as benches with a long table, and windows facing east. A morning room is a small room off of the kitchen with eastern facing windows for the morning light. This space usually have comfortable chairs with a side table for holding cups of tea or coffee as one reads the morning paper. An informal dining room is off of the kitchen with a designated eating space or a half wall. The eat-in-kitchen is a small space for a bistro or cafe-style table or high-tops chairs at a breakfast bar.
There are many styles of dinette sets as well. One popular style, the drop leaf table, is an old favorite and is quite functional in a small space since the leaves can be put up and down as necessary to make a larger table. Often only having two chairs, this style is perfect for an area along a wall and adds country flair to your kitchen. For more country style with a bit more seating, consider a rectangular table with two chairs on one side, chairs on either end and a bench on the fourth side. Pedestal tables with chairs on casters are a good choice for areas with flooring that will allow the casters to roll easily. There are sets available that look like they could be folded up and stashed in the closet and ones with lots of metal and glass for a very modern accent to any small dining area.
Due to their inherent functionality, dinette sets are available for all sorts of meal services. They are designed and are utilized for simple or quick breakfast service, or they can be more elaborate to accommodate large dinner parties and formal dining. The more popular styles of dinette set include contemporary designs that are fashioned from wood or steel. Wood also contributes to a country style and feeling. Retro styles and the 1950's are making a comeback as well, so dinette sets can be found in stainless steel or chrome models and are gaining popularity. They can also feature glass tabletops, either frosted, etched, or regular style glass. If space is limited, a dinette set can be found to accommodate; benches and side tables are often the choice to fill any small breakfast nook or kitchen corner in these sorts of space situations.