What is it about built-in dining banquettes? Architects say it encourages a sense of familiality and adds a diner-like quality of intimacy to a kitchen. Here's a roundup of modern options.
Above: A built-in banquette in Venice, California, by Marmol Radziner.
Above: In a Chicago apartment designed by Dirk Denison, custom cabinetry designed by Todd Webb includes a banquette with hidden storage. Photo by Alan Shortall for Chicago Home Magazine.