Modern kitchens are no longer just for food preparation. They may house full dining rooms, breakfast bars or… breakfast nooks! The word ‘Nook’ might imply limited space – sometimes that’s true, but today breakfast nooks come in all shapes, styles, and sizes. Here are some design elements to consider. For more kitchen inspiration and to learn more about quartz kitchen countertops, visit Vadara Quartz today.
It Doesn’t Have to Be A ‘Nook’
Sometimes you can create a smallish and cozy eating area in your kitchen even if you don’t exactly have a space to carve out for it. If your kitchen incorporates an island facing a window, for example, you can place a table in tandem with island to seat two to four people. If you choose a wooden table for this project, it will pair beautifully with a Vadara Quartz New 2018 Concreto Quartz island.
Will Your Nook Provide A View?
Many people choose to place breakfast nooks near bay windows or floor to ceiling windows, which may provide a scenic view. Whether your nook has a view or not can influence your design choices. Will you pick out curtains or wall hangings? Furniture placement, seating, and lighting design are other considerations. To capture natural light, design your kitchen with Vadara Quartz New 2018 Bianco Molasa Quartz.
Playing with Imagination
There are certain design elements that make your nook feel larger or smaller than they really are. If your breakfast nook falls into the category of actually being a ‘nook’ then you can make the space feel larger with mirrors, maybe even a floor to ceiling mirror on one wall. Another way to make a small space feel larger is to use wide-plank flooring – 6.8” or wider is ideal. These size planks minimize seams and make the room appear larger. On the other hand, if you use narrow planks you will create a lot of seams, making your room feel small and cluttered.
Making sure to match your table to the shape of your space is important. Choose rectangular tables for long, narrow spaces and square or round tables for square spaces. If your square area is small, go with a round table to maximize space around the perimeter. To get around the obstacle of table legs, choose a pedestal base. Did you know you can build Quartz table? Vadara has an array of gorgeous colors and finishes so you can create a table that matches your design needs.
If your kitchen features a walled-in segment of the kitchen with just enough space for a table and seating, this is once instance in which you can install a breakfast booth. Have upholstered booth seats (banquettes) installed against both walls and place a perfectly fit rectangular table on a pedestal stand in between. In this scenario, you could also install a TV in one of the walls for eat-in entertainment. Let Vadara Quartz design an elegant Quartz top table for you.
Corner Breakfast Nook
For smaller kitchens a breakfast nook is not really necessary, however you might still want one. If possible, design a minimalist nook in a corner. In many kitchens, the corner spaces tend to be unused. To do this, install bench seating (banquette) with cushions and throw pillows along your corner and add a small square or round table. No need to add chairs!
If you are limited on space in your kitchen but have a free wall, a breakfast counter may be for you. To do this, install a mounted plank along the wall to be used as a breakfast counter, ideally long enough so it can be used by three or more people. Add metal bar stools for a modern feel.
Quartz Kitchen Countertops
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