4 Ways to Incorporate a Bench Seat into a Kitchen Design

Bench seating is a subtle refined addition to open plan family kitchen spaces. With the option for additional storage either with a lift up lid or pull-out drawers you can keep all manner of things neat and tidy and out of sight of the main kitchen whilst enjoying 5 minutes of down time with a magazine and a coffee. We’ve put together a selection of projects that specified bench seating as part of the kitchen.

 

S T.  A L B A N S,  S P E N L O W  K I T C H E N

Bench Seat - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson

Located in the window of the recently renovated Spenlow kitchen at our St. Albans showroom, this bench seat is finished in H|M paint colour ‘Duffle’ and is quite simply a calm, comfortable place to perch whilst catching up on emails. Bespoke leather upholstery complete with Andrew Martin x Sophie Paterson cushions (we recently featured the Brindisi collaboration on the blog here), means you can rest here for longer periods in luxurious comfort.

View the full kitchen here.

 

G E O R G I A N  F A R M H O U S E,  H A M P S H I R E

Bench Seat - Georgian Farmhouse - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson

Bench Seat - Georgian Farmhouse - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson

Bench Seat - Georgian Farmhouse - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson

The bench seat in the Georgian farmhouse project is located just along from the Lacanche range cooker in the corner of the kitchen, underneath a large Georgian sash window that floods this corner of the room with natural light. This spot has been designed as a subtle refuge from the rest of the busy kitchen and is ideal for reading or catching up on emails with a cup of tea or coffee. Beneath the seat are two pull out drawers providing additional storage for smaller items you may not necessarily store in the main kitchen. There’s also shelving to the right hand side of the marble fireplace which has been designed to store the home audio system and cookery books.

To view the full project click here.

 

C R A N B R O O K  P R O J E C T

Bench Seat - Cranbrook project - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson

Bench Seat - Cranbrook project - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson

Bench Seat - Cranbrook project - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson

This integrated bench seat in the Cranbrook project is finished in H|M paint colour ‘Lapel’ and provides additional storage for this open plan Longford kitchen. Adorned with plush Andrew Martin cushions, it offers a calm and comfortable spot to relax with a coffee and a good book.

View the full project here.

 

G E R R A R D S  C R O S S  P R O J E C T

Bench Seat - Gerrards Cross - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson

Bench Seat - Gerrards Cross - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson

The bench seat at the Gerrards Cross project is located in the the prep kitchen. This project actually has two Nickleby kitchens in one space – there is the main kitchen with the AGA run and island, and a second prep kitchen with a Nickleby prep table, large countertop cupboards and bench seating. Finished in H|M Paint colour ‘Cuffs’ this calm, light space has storage beneath (in the form of pull-out drawers) and is perfect for perusing a cook book with a cup of tea before a morning of baking.

View the full project here.