Is a Breakfast Nook Right for Your Kitchen Renovation
A breakfast nook is a great addition to any home. These smaller areas are great not just for eating breakfast, but for enjoying a morning coffee, reading a book, and much more. If you have the room in your kitchen, adding this feature will not only allow you to really get the most out of the area, but increase your home’s value as well. Take some time to learn more about breakfast nooks and see if you want to add one into your kitchen remodeling plans.
What is a Breakfast Nook
To start with, let’s look at what a breakfast nook actually is. Designers generally agree that the definition of a breakfast nook is a small space that is typically enclosed on three sides. It is also either near or just off of the kitchen. These nooks are used for casual dining, especially for breakfast. Of course, you are free to define breakfast in any way you want and add it to your home in the way that best suits your needs.
Go for Comfort
Many people who have breakfast nooks in their home choose to focus on comfort more than formality. They look at their dining room for more formal dining, and the breakfast nook for a much more relaxed environment. Some options for a comfortable area include having padded seats, some pillows if applicable, and quality lighting. The table is often going to be slightly shorter than a dining room table as well.
Decorations are Critical
Another thing that sets a breakfast nook apart from other rooms is that there are often a lot of decorations. Many people will have a whole theme for their nook, and all the decorations will contribute to that theme. For example, having a beachside nook may include pictures of the ocean, little umbrellas, and many other great decorations.
While the most obvious use for a breakfast nook is going to be for eating a meal, there are other ways that they can be used as well. Many families with small children have their breakfast nook double as an art studio where their kids can practice drawing and painting. This can also serve as a place to relax and read a good book. Even talking on the phone in this area is a comfortable get away from the rest of the home.
The Size of Your Breakfast Nook
A breakfast nook is almost always going to be a fairly small area compared to most other rooms of the home. Some people think that they don’t have any area where a breakfast nook can be placed, but that is usually not the case. Even very small areas of a kitchen or other room can be transformed into a beautiful nook that you can enjoy. Even if there won’t be enough room for the whole family to sit down, a single person breakfast nook can be a great addition to any home. No matter how big or small you want it, we will be happy to work with you to create a beautiful breakfast nook to enjoy. Contact us at (646)-988-8667 to speak with one of our design professionals today.