If there is one thing in the world that nearly everyone can agree on, it’s a breakfast nook. We can all agree that they are rather a luxury in a home, mostly because if you have a breakfast nook, you likely have a formal dining room as well. We can also agree that breakfast nooks are cozy spaces for everything from morning coffee to afternoon homework sessions. All you need to achieve this space in your home is a table, a bench and a space in your kitchen to put them. The size of your table usually depends on the size of your kitchen but benches don’t have to be the complicated built ins you’ll find in many breakfast nooks.
Benches aren’t just for picnics anymore. They’re becoming increasingly popular in interior decors and not only in the case of rustic interiors. The fact is benches have a lot to offer and they can often be the better choice, especially in the kitchen.For example, a kitchen that has large windows or a glass wall, you’ll most definitely want to include a table somewhere in that area. Choose to have a kitchen table with bench seating if you want unobstructed views.
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Just gather the few materials at the top of the HandymanWire page to build this bench using the instructions from their free plan. Like the other plans from this list, HandymanWire includes the cutting dimensions so you know exactly what you need to do from the very start. In addition to color-coded illustrations are real-life pictures of the construction process to help guide you through the steps.
When paired with other complimentary colours and finishes, there’s no end to the decorating potential of this sustainable resource. Be it a slab of Jarrah lovingly reclaimed from your Grandfather’s Queensland farm or a solid timber benchtop in the latest trending varieties of Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak, timber tops are a great way to include a nod to the Australian landscape in your kitchen decorating scheme.
Hardwoods such as walnut, oak and beech are all used as they are strong and durable. Jarrah also has a high resistance to weather, rot and termites so can be used outdoors too. Oak is an exceedingly strong and durable hardwood with a prominent grain, says Daniel. It darkens beautifully with age acquiring a golden-brown undertone. Made with a focus on sustainability, IKEA timber worktops are finished with a 3mm layer of solid wood, which covers a particleboard core, making it feel and look the same as solid wood.