This Kitchen Island Saves Space In A Narrow Interior By Including Built-In Banquette Seating

July 31, 2020
A modern light green kitchen with an island that transitions into a bench for dining table seating.

A kitchen island with built-in banquette seating is one way to save space in a narrow interior, as seen in this house designed by Carter Williamson Architects.

Located in Sydney, Australia, this house sits on a property that’s just 16 feet (5m) wide. To work with this narrow space, the design of the kitchen includes a long island that transitions into a bench for seating at the dining table.

A wood kitchen island includes dark green leather bench seating for the dining table.

The Tasmanian oak cabinetry and joinery finished in Dulux White Cabbage complement the dark-green leather upholstered banquette bench, while the dining table is a collaboration between Carter Williamson and furniture designer, Will Brennan.

A light green kitchen has a wood island that transitions into a banquette bench for the dining table.
Photographer: Katherine Lu | Architecture firm: Carter Carter Williamson Architects (Design Team: Principal Architect – Shaun Carter, Architect – Ben Peake, and Interior Design – Julie Niass) | Builder: Andrew Burton Constructions | Landscape: Melissa Wilson Landscape Architect | Joiner: Krafty Cabinets | Bricks: Brickworks Building Products | Custom Furniture: Will Brennan Designs Dining Table and Coffee Table