Banquette as only dining area?
I apologize for starting a banquette thread again but I couldn't find this in my search.
Do any of you have a banquette as the only dining area in the house(other than island/peninsula's?). Do you find it difficult with guests? Does sliding in and out get old after sometime? Does it hurt the resale value? We are very casual people and it is just 4 of us on a regular basis but our parents come for long visits. We don't host formal dinners but we do have friends over for Thanksgiving(no family nearby!).
We currently have a small dining area off the living room and a small kitchen. The plan that functions best(thanks Buehl!) will have the kitchen and dining area switch sides. There is only space for a small table(48") round or a banquette. DH doesn't care for it that much and feels like we will be better off having a proper dining table. For reference our current table is an oval 72X48 and it makes getting by on the sides difficult but we can seat 6 ppl in a pinch. We have talked about getting a smaller one(54" square) with extra leaves so we can expand it if needed but have more room on a daily basis.
Would you give up a dining table for a banquette?