An innovative breakfast nook is the new must-have design feature, according to experts …
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“Breakfast is best enjoyed casually and it’s always nice to have a space to relish the most important meal of the day, that isn’t around a formal dining table. Most kitchens can accommodate a round everyday table, and set away ever so slightly from the main kitchen, it can feel like the perfect place to have a moment before the day starts. The breakfast nook is the new must-have design feature,” says Patricia Gibbons, a member of the design team at www.sofa.com.
A breakfast nook is the perfect opportunity to use that unusually shaped or awkward section of your kitchen and make it into the cosiest of corners – or a design masterpiece. Incorporate plush or quirky seating arrangements, colour or pattern – it is a designated area to get creative with! Not only this, but a breakfast nook is an undeniably sociable addition to your kitchen, perfect for eating together, taking time to have coffee with a friend, setting up the kids with their homework while you cook or just hanging out on lazy weekend mornings.
Keep scrolling for some of our favourite breakfast nook inspiration …
Hanging a pendant light will instantly elevate the breakfast nook and make it a key feature in the kitchen. www.recasthomes.com
This kitchen is full of features that set it apart from the crowd. The quirky antique table and step ladder in this nook certainly add to the uniqueness. The antique table slots into the alcove compactly and doesn’t dominate the room, making this the perfect cranny for your morning coffee or afternoon tea and toast. www.devolkitchens.co.uk
In this heavenly apartment, the O’Connors of Drumleck kitchen can actually be concealed behind bifold doors. They have used the space in a seriously innovative way. The circular table fits perfectly into the bay window – changing its function between a breakfast nook and a reading table as the kitchen is revealed and concealed. @oconnorsofdrumleck
The division of space in this Paris apartment demonstrates clever design. By tiling the floor of a nook, or placing a patterned flooring directly underneath, it is separated from the rest of the room. This is important in compact spaces to designate an eating area and a living area. www.royalroulotte.com
The softly toned colour palette of this kitchen creates a calm, relaxed, soothing space for cooking, reading and of course eating. This nook demands to be read at with a tea cup and saucer. www.devolkitchens.co.uk
A booth is a clever way to incorporate seating into the architecture of the kitchen. This quartz table top coordinates with the rest of the kitchen and the plush patterned cushions elevate the space. It is an effective use of space and a comfortable way to have family and friends gather in the kitchen. It is sure to change the way you live with one another, encouraging you to linger for longer at meal times. www.newcastledesign.ie
This working nook was created from Neptune Home’s versatile Henley kitchen cabinets. Used across the panelling and the desk – the uplifting green-yellow shade makes the bespoke space feel instantly bigger and more inviting. Perfect for a morning coffee in your WFH space when time is tight! @neptunehomeofficial
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Slotted into the shelving, this nook boasts the efficiency and elegance found in this modern McNally kitchen. The Maeira Ash veneer has been stained to a darker shade which is perfect for warming up the white kitchen. www.mcnallyliving.ie
Create a fun and diverse space in your nook. Add plants, art, colour, funky furniture or patterned wallpaper. This cheerful paper adorned in herbs from Little Greene brightens up the space and gives life to this cosy corner. www.littlegreene.ie
This nook is the perfect design choice against the Plain English cabinetry of this Noel Dempsey Kitchen. Incorporating the window sill bench is an effective use of the space and the look adds charm to the room. www.noeldempsey.com
We have collated the top 27 kitchen design companies and appliance manufacturers, all featured in The Gloss, The Gloss Interiors and on thegloss.ie. In this list you will find the people to help you design your dream kitchen and bring your space to life – whatever style that may be. Save THE GLOSS Kitchen Design Directory to refer to for your next kitchen project – be it a renovation or refresh.