Take a Seat: Benches and Booths in the Kitchen

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A few weeks ago we talked about chairs in the kitchen — we love being able to pull up a hospitable seat for a guest! But some kitchens don't need chairs because they already have more substantial seating built in: Benches and booths! Here's a look at a few examples of built-in kitchen seating in real homes.

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1 Robert and Elizabeth's Soulful Sterling Place - Such a lovely bench and table!
2 Robert and Elizabeth's Soulful Sterling Place - A view of the whole kitchen.
3 Art & Chelsea's Delicious Kitchen Update - We love that red couch just outside Art and Chel's kitchen!
4 Ulrika and Mark's Transformed Tudor - A lovely built-in windowseat with a view of the kitchen.
5 Julie's Light-Filled Eat-In Corner - A corner booth where Julie's kids can hang out while she cooks.

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6 Kyle's Colorful Boston Perch - Kyle's awesome homemade kitchen bench.
7 Kyle's Colorful Boston Perch - An up-close of the cushions.
8 Kristie's Thirties Tennessee Treasure - An old-fashioned breakfast booth.
9 Hunter's First Home: An Exercise in DIY - A great built-in bench.
10 Angelique's Sunlit Breakfast Nook - Maybe the best breakfast nook we've ever seen!

I have an eating nook in my kitchen that seriously needs a makeover. These are all inspiring little snippets of ideas! What about you? Do you have a bench or nook in your kitchen?

Related: Take a Seat: Stools and Chairs in the Kitchen

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