One large sink makes it difficult to rinse off the clean dishes.
It's no secret that the heart of any house is the kitchen. And as arguably the most lived-in space in your home, your kitchen should be planned to near perfection—especially when it comes to entertaining. After all, when you're hosting guests (either for a night or an entire week) this is where people find themselves being drawn to time and time again. But the stress of an awkwardly shaped kitchen or overcrowded space can quickly take the joy out of sharing your home with your loved ones. Here, we share our smart design tips to creating a crowd-worthy cook space that will function well all the time.
Having grown up with one of these things, I can tell you the down sides of the banquette. Those who are seated in the middle or middle/side are trapped. If someone needs to get out, everybody on that side has to slide out. Another problem is that, if the seating is not firm and the fabric breathable, you eventually sink so far into the seat that you wind up with a sore tailbone and possibly a sweaty derriere.