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What is Banquet- Style Seating?

Banquet style seating has been a popular seating solution in restaurants for ages, but now the seating option is finding more popularity in homes. Essentially, banquet seating is a bench placed against a wall or tight spot in a residential home in addition to a table and chairs. The bench banquet seat allows a versatile seating option that saves room in the eating area and offers a variety of benefits in the home.

Banquet Seating Options

Banquet seating provides many options to optimize your dining space. A common application for banquet seating is for breakfast nooks. A bench can be lined along the windows for seating with a matching table and extra chairs on the outside edges. However, a banquet seating design can also be used whenever a table is placed. Instead of chairs along the backside of a table, a bench is used instead. While built-in benches are the most popular options for banquet seating, there are many varieties of bench furniture available to fit in with whatever kitchen design you have decided on.

Benefits of Banquet Seating

One of the biggest benefits of banquet seating, and a reason it is so popular, is the use of space. The bench in banquet seating takes advantage of space that is often unused or reduces the amount of space that would be used. You can place a dining room table in a corner that would not have fit well in a small kitchen or dining room thanks to the bench. Instead of requiring extra room that chairs need to walk around the table and pull out a chair, a bench allows you to slide in perfectly. Even if your kitchen or dining area is larger, the banquet seating will allow more room for walking traffic. Traditional seating takes up more room which limits traffic, but with banquet seating, it is not a problem.

Another benefit is that banquet seating can work anywhere. From eat-in kitchens to dining rooms to man cave set-ups, banquet seating is a great option with multiple customizable accents and options to fit any space. Banquet seating promotes a cozy and friendly space that shows you care about family gatherings and getting together. Plus, an added benefit of banquet seating is the extra storage space you gain. Bench seating can have an adjustable top to flip open and reveal bench storage. This is especially useful in smaller areas that are already using bench seating to take advantage of space and traffic.

Our Tips and Tricks

Just like you need to factor in more space around a kitchen or dining room table for chairs, you need to consider certain factors when choosing where you place banquet seating, what kind of bench, and the details in the area. Once you decide what room you are placing the banquet seating in, remember logistics for placing a bench seat. Since people are sliding into their seat, you need to choose a table that does not have bulky legs or a support brace that sticks out where people will be sitting. Choosing the type of table that will not have legs in the ways is important for the comfort of banquet seating. Consider the shape of the table in relation to the type of bench you will be using. Picture sliding in and out of the seat and how easy it will be along with the edges and aesthetic of the walls and the area the bench will be placed in. Lastly, make sure there is adequate lighting where the banquet seating will be or if any light fixtures will need to be moved or adjusted in relation to your seating.