I have to say I don’t know that many people that have a built-in banquette in their kitchen, but the one friend who does have it, loves it. And can I say how adorable it is?! They are utterly charming, and along with things like dutch doors, are thought of as somewhat old-fashioned. But I’m all for bringing them back. They are practical, a great use of space, look and feel cozy, and work wonderfully with kids and families. The funny part is, I have the same model home as the friend that has one, and when we were in the process of remodeling our house when we first purchased it, we briefly considered adding one, but it would have involved turning some windows into doors and vice versa (read: more money) so the idea was abandoned. So now when I see them in magazines or on Pinterest, I have a moment of wishing we would’ve done it! Maybe in the next house…….