There’s something intriguing about a breakfast nook. An oversized kitchen is a wonderful thing, but you begin to notice the unused space after a few years. Many ideas come to mind over time and one of the most popular things homeowners add to their large kitchen is a breakfast nook. Working within the existing square footage can be very interesting and prevent challenges that you don’t necessarily face with a home addition.
A Simple Tulip Table
The simple addition of a nice little table in a designated area of the room creates a lovely small breakfast nook. The shape and size of the table can allow you to have a good little nook to enjoy a quick bite, whether you’re going to sit with your family or you want to just spend a few moments alone with a cup of coffee. Tie in some good lighting, whether natural or with a nice fixture, you will end up with a very nice little breakfast nook. Tulip tables are striking visually, and functional depending on shape and size.
For those who have a good deal of extra space and natural lighting flooding certain areas of a kitchen, rededicating that simple space can create a big impact. Carving out a breakfast nook and placing a simple table with seating near open naturally lit areas creates a unique breakfast nook. Decorate this area to coordinate with some aspect of the kitchen while maintaining its own decorative flare.
Creating a Breakfast Nook in a Corner
Take a look at the corners in your kitchen. Are any of them unused space with natural lighting that creates potential for a breakfast nook? Corners allow you to add a good amount of seating in the form of benches along each wall and add space-saving table that adds to the overall functionality of the kitchen and nook.
Build a Bump Out
A bump out is the simplest form of kitchen remodeling project. There is usually no reason to remove cabinets or move plumbing. You simply choose an area of a wall that isn’t used and push it out a few feet. If the area you choose to bump out is 10 feet long and you bump it out five feet to create a 10’x5’ breakfast nook, you’re effectively adding 50 square feet to your kitchen. Line the new wall area with windows instead of siding, and enjoy the great outdoors while enjoying your new seating area.
The above are just a few ideas that you can look at when looking into adding a simple nook into your oversized kitchen. It’s within the highlights found above that you could very well get an ideal push forward to something grand. Don’t assume you’re limited in scale when looking into a breakfast nook modification or upgrade.
Quality First Home Improvement is located in Newington, CT and we provide home remodeling services to all homeowners in the surrounding area. Call us at 860-667-8105 if you’re interested in remodeling your home and would like to discuss your ideas with us. We will schedule an appointment for a no-obligation onsite consultation and quote.