Scandinavian Kitchen London - Window seating area


5 Bespoke Kitchen Bench Seating Ideas

We have seen a huge uplift in bespoke bench seating and banquette seating throughout the home, and it’s no surprise why. 

With the kitchen becoming such a multi-functional space, banquette seating can provide more seating to accommodate large families or guests, additional storage, or a calming reading nook.

We have crafted banquette seating in all styles from classic traditional kitchens to contemporary kitchen spaces. From tongue and groove, Shaker kitchens, exposed plywood and oak bench seating – we’ve done it all!

Not only is bench seating ideal for creating additional seating to the kitchen, but bench seating with storage is perfect for hiding away items that you don’t want on show, a space to hide away laptops and paperwork whilst working from home to pack away for the weekend and rest up! 

Our bespoke benches are made to order. Keep reading to see how we can incorporate bench seating into the kitchen and other areas of your home. 

1. Banquette seating

We designed this project in a tongue-and-groove style as a continuation of the classic Shaker kitchen to keep the traditional feel throughout the home, designed to maximise the best use of space in this open-plan kitchen dining.  

The kitchen bench seating acts as an alternative to a traditional dining table and chairs combo for a versatile space. This banquette seating with storage was designed for a family of 5 as a space to work on homework and get together as a family for games and socialising whilst dinner is cooking, with plenty of storage in the pull-out drawers, lift-up lids, and overhead open shelves to hide away the mess once dinner is served. The back of this banquette seating was designed wider to accommodate the shelves above with no risk of banging heads! 

This corner bench seating for the kitchen offers the perfect social space for this growing family. If you are struggling with space and untidiness in your home, kitchen bench seating with storage really could be the perfect solution for your busy household. 

The Cardiff Green Shaker Kitchen wth dining room bench seating


2. Kitchen Reading Nook 

The architects on this Contemporary Townhouse kitchen project designed the space to have an almost ‘garden room’ at the end of the kitchen to make the best use of the garden view with plenty of glass windows creating a little sunny corner. 

We designed minimalist cabinetry as a continuation of the kitchen. Shelving has been built into the tall ceiling heights to add a pop of colour to ornaments against the white cabinetry. 

This is kitchen bench seating with storage: the kitchen bench seats lift to store away blankets, children’s colouring and activities and all the cookbooks to keep the space minimalist and clean. 

The best thing about this space is that our clients have all found their ‘space’ whilst still being together. Whether sat at the island eating lunch, around the dining table doing homework or on the bench seating reading a book; they can all be together without being on top of each other.

This kitchen bench seating with storage offers the perfect nook to sit and relax with a cup of tea and a book, on a rainy or sunny day!

Contemporary London Townhouse with architect extension and built in seating


3. Bedroom Window Seating with Storage

A beautiful, handmade window seat in this little boys’ bedroom creates a space to enjoy the beautiful view of the long garden and to sit and play with all the wonderful toys. This bedroom window seating also has storage nooks and drawers to clean it all away for a tidy room once bedtime comes around. 

The beauty of this bench seating with storage is that it can be hand-painted any colour whilst the family grows and rooms may change. 

Alcove Storage bespoke window seat and storage for childs bedroom


4. Hallway Seating and Storage

Hallway storage benches are a place to take shoes off, sit and wait whilst everyone gets ready keeping spaces clear from tripping over endless umbrellas, coats and shoes. 

Viewable from the kitchen, we designed this hallway storage bench to tie the house together keeping the same sleek cabinetry throughout in the same colour for a harmonious contemporary aesthetic. 

This particular bespoke seating in the hallway had lift-up lids with a compartment for shoes and bags, designed with no back. 

Contemporary grey industrial kitchen with boot room storage, bespoke wine cabinet and log store and Oak worktops


5. Boot Room Seating

For our Farmhouse kitchen project, the boot room is designed as a continuation of the kitchen, featuring shaker cabinets kitchen and solid ash worktops.

The bespoke boot room bench creates much-needed storage to keep everything out of sight and a place to sit to take off shoes.

Farmhouse Kitchen - Bespoke boot room


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