Thinking of interior design ideas? Read on!
Even here in Weston, one of the most used areas of any house is the kitchen; after all, foot traffic focuses around the room for every meal, at least 3 times a day. The kitchen is where food is made and prepared, and where residents often socialize and chat about the day’s events.
With the room being so busy, space is often at a premium; and while homeowners sometimes have a dining room or a bar area to provide additional room and counter space, a frequently overlooked third option is the breakfast nook.
With a nook, there are nearly endless possibilities, with benefits including:
Nooks can have a variety of uses and styles. Want a nice booth with built-in seats? Go ahead! Desire a traditional dining area? That option is easily available as well.
Many homeowners even opt to mix booths and chairs to maximize the usefulness of the space.
As for styles, a nook can easily reflect one’s desired look. Some homeowners choose to make the area a place for formal dining, utilizing fancier, more luxurious furnishings, while others orient themselves more towards casual spaces, with warm, quaint decor.
A breakfast nook can fit anyone’s wants.
Increased Family Time
Families that eat together multiple times per week often have decreased stress and increased intimacy. Whether one is married or single, a nook is an inviting space for family members or guests to gather and socialize.
The cozy space often causes people to linger far after the meal is done, and with the addition of a fun card game or some desserts, the nook is the perfect place for creating memorable moments.
Besides, a nook is great for not just the evenings, but for the rest of the day as well.
Homeowners with kids can use the space to gather them around for breakfast and talk with them about their plans for the day, or if one is single, use it as a relaxing spot to have a cup of coffee while reading a book.
More Counter Space
While it does depend on a homeowner’s specific layout, most kitchens have highly in-demand counter space. Adding a nook increases the amount of available room and is a very useful addition, especially around meal preparation and cleanup times.
Furthermore, for holidays or large events the nook can provide an essential service by doubling as a prep or serving space, helping to free the galley area.
Many homeowners also love nooks for enabling them to relax with family or guests while still being fairly close to the oven or stove. No matter how one sizes it up, a breakfast nook is an extremely great addition for any homeowner.
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