Banquette Benches with Storage
This clever built-in banquette area pairs a lacquered steel table with upholstered benches clad in faux leather. Add storage to the space-friendly dining area with Craftsman-style drawers that face outward toward the kitchen.
Loaded with personality and clever storage, this three-in-one island is as smart as it is pretty. The area combines a prep station, banquette, and glass-front display cabinet for showcasing special occasion glassware.
Storage space isn't limited to the underside of a banquette. Continue custom cabinets behind the bench for a comfortable seat back and convenient place to stash small items like spare napkins and silverware.
A fun fabric on these corner banquette cushions establishes a retro vibe. Under them, the bench offers storage hidden behind a series of sliding face panels. Unlike drawers, the unique configuration does not impede on kitchen space.
Clever and Cute
The wood-frame construction of a banquette bench yields unused space beneath the seat. This chocolate brown breakfast nook offers extra storage with a discrete drawer that meshes with the room's wood cabinets.
Better Kitchen Storage Ideas
Take a cue from this kitchen and optimize your storage space. With ideas for organizing drawers and cabinets, you'll be clutter-free in no time.
Handy Hinged Top
The seat on each of this kitchen's banquette benches lifts to reveal storage for toys and big books. Accent the nook with pretty patterned cushions that can be removed when needed.
A welcoming breakfast nook doubles as a dining area and work station thanks to a hardworking hutch that connects to the bench. Drawers under the banquette corral office supplies and other items.
You don't have to sacrifice design in a tight space. This cozy banquette offers integrated storage for table linens in its two full-depth drawers.
Make the most of a compact kitchen with clean-lined drawers that slide open to reveal extra storage. Minimize their appearance with small pulls in a similar color palette and paneling that wraps around all sides.
Four upper kitchen cabinets transform this breakfast bench into a storage haven. The functional banquette incorporates eight deep drawers with baskets that make it easy to transport stored items to the table when needed.
Mini but Mighty
Leave no stone unturned when it comes to maximizing every inch of kitchen storage space. A small drawer tucked under this unexpectedly useful banquette bench houses an overflow of cookbooks.
Pretty with a Purpose
Drawers beneath this room's banquette provide plenty of places to park materials and supplies. The bench is a simple DIY constructed from stock cabinetry -- perfect for a tight space or underused corner.
Two tones of wood are better than one when it comes to this banquette bench. Use a different stain or paint color on the inside of the bonus drawer for storage that impresses both opened and closed.