Here we share our kitchen booth ideas including different design styles, suggestions for built-in, small, and modern dining nooks.
One of the trends that are becoming popular today is the installation of kitchen booths. And yes, it’s not just restaurants and fast foods that install these stylish booths.
Apartments and homes are now being installed with these new kitchen booths, and the designs have become more stylish than the ones used in 1950 diners.
Kitchen booths and banquettes (as how some of them are now called) have some sort of nostalgic quality to them. They became more than just an icon of the 1950s diners today, transforming instead to a stylish element of a modern kitchen.
In this modern kitchen, the booth is seamlessly integrated as part of an all-white and wooden floor room. The kitchen is full-on modern and there seems to be an emphasis on functionality instead of comfort and homey ambiance.
The kitchen booth is designed the same way, devoid of pillows and any other decor or element that can at least add a cozy feel to it. If you are planning to design your very own kitchen booth, there are many ideas you can consider.
To start with, here are some tips you can use when planning out how to style your kitchen and kitchen booth.
Maximize Out-Of-The-Way Spaces In Your Kitchen
If your kitchen has this extra out-of-the-way space that you seldom use, it might just be the perfect spot for your kitchen booth. Instead of letting the dust settle on it, repurpose the space and maximize its use.
The out-of-the-way space in the little corner of this kitchen is maximized by installing a kitchen booth. It can be turned into a pantry but a kitchen booth also works beautifully.
Following the same style as the kitchen, it solidifies the fact that the booth is an extension of the kitchen, despite its own little corner. The addition of the pillows and the potted plant gives it a refreshing look. The natural light from the windows offers additional warmth.
Be Bold and Mix Prints
Most kitchens have this organized and clean look, which is why when you look at their designs, most use light hues and shades. But that doesn’t always have to be the case. You can be bold and even mix prints, especially with your kitchen booth.
Once you mix prints though, make sure that the pattern and color of the bench, pillows, or accessories at least match the kitchen.
You may want to choose fabric-upholstered cushions like the ones in this kitchen booth. They are guaranteed more comfortable and something washable.
Colorful Bench & Decor Ideas
Don’t go for a cold and unfeeling kitchen design and make sure to integrate a part of your personality into it. This may mean colorful decor, accessories, and benches – whichever works best for you. Make the project worth it to work on and get as creative as you want to be.
This kitchen booth has a cozy and homey feel to it. And let’s not overlook how colorful the bench, chairs, and pillows are. The booth looks comfortable and has a beachy ambiance to it. It is a perfect little corner where you can enjoy your personal time.
Perfect for Casual & Intimate Dining Experience
Most kitchen booths and banquettes are small and designed in an intimate way. It can be in the form of a U-shaped bench or an L-shaped bench. The point is that a kitchen booth is designed for conversation and social experience.
With the kitchen booth designed this way, it is an ideal venue for a casual and intimate dining experience. If you want this kind of dining experience for you and your family, you may want to try to build a kitchen booth of your own at home.
If you are looking for a casual and intimate dining experience, this kitchen booth screams just that. The green shade used for the benches and pillows provides a humble earthy feel to the area. The hanging light and flower vase adds to the intimate ambiance in the kitchen booth.
An Efficient Use of Space in the Kitchen
Whether you have a small or a large kitchen, you would always want to make efficient use of the space that you have. From this standpoint, a kitchen booth can be a functional and stylish part of your kitchen.
This kitchen booth has this cohesive design together with the kitchen, from the wooden floor, benches, tables, and even the kitchen island. Read more about our guide on the different types of kitchen islands here.
The chandeliers used on top of the kitchen booth and the kitchen island are also the same. The kitchen booth used the space provided to it efficiently through its functionality and added aesthetic value.
Built-In Kitchen Booth
One of the elements you can consider for this project is the built-in kitchen booth. You don’t have to buy everything and put them all in the kitchen. Instead, you can choose a built-in kitchen booth that not only saves space but also can also be incredibly stylish.
A built-in kitchen booth helps a kitchen feel more spacious and have enough seating, whether it’s for your family or guests. Of course, it will be up to you and how you design your kitchen booth.
You can save and maximize kitchen space or you can end up building a section of the kitchen to crowd and clutter the room more. Here are some ideas you can do for your built-in kitchen booth if you don’t have a plan yet in store.
Floating Bench For Your Kitchen Booth
A floating bench is a possible part of your kitchen booth that can save space in your kitchen area. A built-in bench, this element of the kitchen booth is installed to an existing part of the kitchen.
It can look stylish and sleek at the same time, especially considering the smart installation of the bench.
Made to appear without visible support and legs, this modern style bench offers a contemporary value to the kitchen’s design. It can easily match any design too if you are planning more than just a modern style kitchen.
This corner kitchen booth showcases a floating wooden bench. This built-in wooden bench is free from visible support or legs, making it seem like it’s “floating”. The floating factor also makes it easier to sweep beneath the bench.
Kitchen Benches With Storage
Kitchen benches with storage space are highly functional furniture that you can use for your booth. Your kitchen will seem larger, with the extra storage space hidden in the benches.
You can also be sure that the kitchen will feel less cluttered since you can keep some stuff in the storage space itself – out of sight. You can keep your linens for special occasions in this storage space.
This double-duty bench is also more than just its functionality. You have to be sure too that its style and design match your kitchen booth and area.
As you can see in this kitchen, the bench near the windows is transformed into a booth. This is made possible by installing a table and additional chairs to complete the booth. The storage space in the bench is through the installed drawers on the bench itself.
Shelves as Part of Your Kitchen Booth
Besides the benches having storage spaces, you can also use shelves to be part of your kitchen booth. You can integrate your kitchen booth to an existing shelf in the kitchen area.
Besides not having to add additional furniture in your kitchen that can crowd it, you can also have another double-duty piece of furniture to benefit from.
The L-shape bench used in this kitchen booth is a shelf when you look at the left side of the kitchen. While the right side appears to be a bench with storage space, the left side is a bench with a shelf. The accessories on the shelf, counter, and table, as well as the hanging lights, add a homey vibe to a rather cold-looking kitchen.
Small Kitchen Booth Ideas
If you want to install a kitchen booth but your kitchen has a small area, there is something you can do about it. The good thing about kitchen booths is that they add more than just an appeal to the kitchen but also functionality.
In fact, there are ways you can save space using a kitchen booth. To help you with your little project, here are ideas you can do for your small kitchen booth.
Choose Warm Cozy Colors
What do warm colors have to do with a small kitchen booth? When you design your booth, choose warm colors to create a cozy and intimate vibe.
A small kitchen space is a perfect spot for an intimate conversation and dining experience with family and friends. When you use these warm colors though, it is also important to make sure that they are compatible with the whole vibe of your kitchen.
This wooden kitchen booth is the epitome of coziness. The addition of the green paint and green pillows add a certain freshness to the area. And the hanging light provides the warmth that the entire booth is lacking. Read more about our guide on wood kitchen ceilings here.
Make Use Of A Corner For Your Kitchen Booth
Rooms have these corner spaces that are left alone and sometimes forgotten. If you have this in your kitchen, it might just be the perfect location for your kitchen booth.
In fact, a corner booth offers the privacy you would want to have when enjoying a cup of coffee or an entire meal with your family.
You can make this corner your breakfast nook or your intimate dinner spot. And the best thing about it is that you can design it however you want and add your personality to its style. You can also be sure to maximize the space in the kitchen unused before.
This stylish corner kitchen booth is dominated by wood with the color theme brown, white, and blue. The U-shaped bench is lined with the windows, making the kitchen booth appear more inviting.
Besides the natural light it provides, the tall height of windows contributes to the corner feeling more spacious and airy. The blue color of the dining set matches the color of the door and one of the pillows. And the chandelier adds a rustic feel to this modern kitchen booth.
This L-shaped corner kitchen booth has a rustic and earthy feel to it, because of the use of wood and the addition of potted plants surrounding the booth.
Since the bench is in L-shape, you can add two more chairs to accommodate extra seating. The good thing about this layout is that since the table is more open, you have the prerogative to add the chairs or leave it open.
Cut Off Your Counter to Free A Space for Your Booth
If your kitchen can’t really accommodate enough space for a booth, one thing you can do is to cut off a space from your counter and turn it into one.
In fact, before you even build your kitchen, this should already be part of the plan if you want a booth. Make sure to plan everything meticulously, especially if you have little space to work with.
This kitchen booth is an improvised one, where the counter is cut short in order to accommodate the dining space.
Since the space is limited, it can only use two chairs for seating. The table is also used as a storage space for the heater and toaster at the same time.
Make A Breakfast Nook Seating
Design a breakfast nook that’s comfortable and space-saving for your kitchen. When it comes to small spaces, proportions and layout are prioritized.
You can’t just install a bulky kitchen booth if your kitchen area is small. But it doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to have a booth in a small kitchen space.
If you have a space in your kitchen but it’s somehow not enough to install a dining table with several chairs along with it, a kitchen booth may be the best option for you.
This modern small house showcases a little breakfast nook parallel to the countertop. The windows located near the kitchen booth allow natural light to come in, making it appear bigger than it really is.
So it’s a good idea to plan your kitchen booth beside your windows. Read more about our guide on the different types of kitchen windows here.
Modern Kitchen Booth
Modern kitchen booths are what’s really dominating houses today. It’s not the hard and sturdy 1950 diner booths that are installed in kitchens. If you want one for yourself, here are modern kitchen booth ideas to think about.
Use Space-saving Table For Built-in Benches
Space is always a consideration when planning, designing, and building a kitchen. One of the ways to save space is to install a piece of furniture that can do the job for you.
Partner built-in benches with a table that can accommodate the seating you’ve installed. Whether that’s a round or a rectangular table, make the decision based on your design and the benches you used.
Get Quirky With A Curved Bench Seating
With many designs and styles to choose from, you can always try something different and unique. Try a curved bench seating and benefit from the extra spaces that the style provides. The open style of the bench makes it look inviting to sit on.
The contrast between the kitchen area and the kitchen booth is evident. The kitchen area seems cold and modern while the kitchen booth gives the area the cheery personality it requires. The curved bench is quirky and the color orange pops out of the entire kitchen.
Check Out Neutral Benches For Your Booth
If you are not up for quirky and popping colors, you can also go for neutral benches. One way you can keep your kitchen booth neutral by allowing natural light to come in and turn the area into an inviting and warm area to be in.
A wooden U-shaped kitchen booth surrounded by windows is the ideal example of a neutral booth. The three windows bordering the booth allow natural light to enter, increasing the cozy and warm vibe of the area. Using wood for the bench and windows also adds a rustic feel to it.
Explore Island Bench Seating For Your Kitchen Booth
Modern kitchens have countertops and kitchen islands, making them more edgy and contemporary.
If you want a modern kitchen and at the same time need to save space since your kitchen area is small, one thing you can do is add a bench to your kitchen island. This transforms your kitchen island to a multi-functional table.
This all-white kitchen uses its center island as a table too with the addition of four stools. Besides the U-shaped kitchen booth near the windows, using the island to add seating is a smart and modern thing to do.
Create A Separate Area For Your Kitchen Booth
If you are in the process of renovating your kitchen or just starting to design it, make sure to allot a space for your kitchen booth in the layout.
The best location for a kitchen booth is near the windows. Besides the view you can enjoy when dining, the natural light also helps brighten your booth.
A bright kitchen booth is a refreshing little nook to look at. This white-dominated booth is designed near the windows and door to allow the natural light to come in.
You can choose this modern style L-shaped kitchen booth and have an intimate and cozy corner for your dining experience. See more related content at our article about dining room dimensions on this page.