A Banquette Is Used As A Space Saving Seating Solution For This New York Apartment

March 27, 2015
Built-in banquette seating for a dining table that flows into shelving.

Here’s an idea for those of you who are working with limited spaces. When StudioLAB designed the interior of this apartment in Manhattan, they designed a solution to prevent the dining area from intruding on the hallway walking space, by creating some built-in banquette seating.

The banquette bench is part of a wall that’s dedicated to storage and display, with shelving and a space for a recessed television.

Built-in banquette seating creates a cozy atmosphere for this dining area.

Here’s a look at the floor plan that shows how the dining area is tucked into the corner, creating space at the end of the hallway.

A modern apartment floor plan.