We need all the space we can get in our small home, so finding a way to tuck in a breakfast nook or bar seems like a perfect DIY project. Most of us have some extra space we can squeeze out here or there. From full building projects all the way down to a little rearranging, here are some amazing DIY dining nooks and banquettes for you to try. Did we mention, they also look awesome? I mean, come on! How pretty are these?
So this is some ultimate amazingness from Kris at ‘Driven by Decor‘. Her DIY upholstered kitchen banquette is seriously one of the best things you will see all day. Her tutorial is easy to follow with lots of clear instruction. Can you imagine that cramped little space in your kitchen turning into this? Go for it!
Aniko at ‘Place of My Taste‘ is so talented when styling a room. But not only does this room look super lovely, she also gives us a tutorial for her DIY built in bench, which turns this into the perfect dining nook!
Sarah at ‘Room for Tuesday‘ created a budget storage banquette from an Ikea cabinet, and it’s perfect. Not only does it look like a built in, it has storage too! And using the premade cabinet, cuts down on the woodworking as well.
‘Dear Lillie‘ showcases their parents home breakfast nook, and while there is no tutorial to this project, (they have plenty of others on the site) it inspires us to use those spaces for what they could be! You could easily do the same look with freestanding benches.
Whitney via ‘Remodelaholic‘ teaches us how to makeover a dining room with her built in banquette, wainscoting and even how to pick the right paint color. (She even shows you the kitchen with several color choices, ranging from bright white to deep navy!)
This DIY built in banquette from ‘Growing Spaces‘ has a video tutorial at the end of her post. Is this perfect farmhouse style, or what?
‘A Beautiful Mess‘ made this DIY breakfast nook, and we love it! They don’t have a full tutorial for it, but do walk you through how they did it in basic terms. You could use a DIY nook tutorial from one of these other bloggers to achieve the result, or let them know you would like their DIY plans. (She says so in the post, check it out!) Love, love LOVE!
Ok, want amazing? Check out this channel tufted banquette also from ‘A Beautiful Mess‘. This is a DIY! Yep, seriously. And, Mandi provides us with a complete tutorial on how she built this DIY dining nook. AND it has storage! Wow!
Finally, from ‘Imperfect Blog‘, this breakfast nook banquette seating has all the instructions on how to make this project. I would love, love, love to have this in my dining area, and it has storage!
Ok, we hope you loved these DIY dining nooks and banquettes! Looking for more ideas? Jump on over and check out our posts on DIY Built Ins and DIY Murphy Beds to squeeze a little more out of your smaller space!
Image Credits: A Beautiful Mess, Driven by Decor, Place of My Taste, Room for Tuesday, Dear Lillie, Remodelaholic, Growing Spaces, A Beautiful Mess, Imperfect Blog