Window Seat in Dining Area
Hi all! I'm finally getting my kitchen plan finalized...I think :) I have an L-shaped kitchen with refrigerator and sink or one wall with stove and oven/microwave on the other.
What was the dining room is really a pathway between the living room and kitchen, plus I really want to include a wood stove in the corner. This has me thinking that taking out the wall (not load bearing) and putting in a couple of comfortable chairs and an ottoman might be a better use of space. This area is opposite the sink wall, on the short side of the island. Opposite the stove, is an old porch that I'm thinking will be a better space for the dining area. I want to open this space up to about a seven foot opening and put in a table and chairs. It's about 10' x 15' so it's plenty long enough, but the smaller width has me thinking of using a window seat as seating on one long side of the oval table. What do you think? I've always liked built-ins, even before they started using window seat/banquettes in all the magazines. It also cuts down on chairs and all the legs that go along with them. Any thoughts?
Sorry, I don't have this graphed out, but I am working on it :)