In designing kitchens, I believe in the adage of form follows function. It is important to keep both in mind with every design. A number of factors came into play with this kitchen design. The family needed to be able to store their children's toys.
A comfortable banquette is always the best seat in the house. I love that it is a casual spot for breakfast, a working lunch or large family dinner. This built-in is located right next to the balcony for optimal exterior views.