Here's a flashback to the kitchen we purchased, and a bit about what we did with it the first 4 months.
We did a lot of cosmetic work, and then it looked like this:
Here's the area in question:
We've since removed the two garbage cans, and the table area is never that clean. Just sayin'. Never.
Here's what I'm looking for with the kitchen nook:
- Seating for 4-6 adults, 5-8 kids
- Something that looks like it fits
- A pedastal table for greater legroom
- An overhang so that legs can kick back, swing, etc. without hitting the bench itself.
- An area for coloring, painting, snacking, help with baking, homework, etc.
- Not the place we really eat meals (we really like using our actual dining room for that!).
And this is another option, a bracketed bench. I'm hesitant about the added cleaning space underneath, and I prefer the permanency of the previous two looks, but this is a great alternative.
I tried something and it failed. And then I found this light tutorial and it hit me, I was trying too hard for something so simple. There's a better way.
We figure we can build our whole piece, minus paint, for under $100. Seriously. If not, we'll fail and you can enjoy the results. Either way, I'll have my dinging nook!
Anyone else tackle something like this? Anything I should know?