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7 Favorites: Under-the-Bench Kitchen Storage

Idunsgate apartment project by Haptic Architects

Searching for more shelf and drawer space in your kitchen? The answer may be right at your feet. We’ve tracked down 10 kitchens that ingeniously incorporate storage into bench seating.

Idunsgate apartment project by Haptic Architects
Above: Built-in seating and drawer storage in an Oslo kitchen designed by Haptic, an architecture studio based in London and Oslo.
A built-in banquette with surrounding drawers overlooks a garden in Venice, California, by Marmol Radziner.
Above: A built-in banquette with surrounding drawers overlooks a garden in Venice, California, by Marmol Radziner.
A San Francisco kitchen by architect Cary Bernstein features a breakfast nook with storage for shoes and other items. (For a full tour, see Moving Up on Potrero Hill.)
Above: A San Francisco kitchen by architect Cary Bernstein features a breakfast nook with storage for shoes and other items. (For a full tour, see Moving Up on Potrero Hill.)
This modern farmhouse kitchen with built-in bench drawers was designed by Tim Cuppett Architect of Austin.
Above: This modern farmhouse kitchen with built-in bench drawers was designed by Tim Cuppett Architect of Austin.
Min|Day architects of San Francisco detailed this Sonoma farmhouse kitchen with banquette seating (and drawers) wide enough to sleep on. For more, see the Architect Is In: A Farmhouse in Sonoma. Photography by Bruce Damante, courtesy of Min|Day.
Above: Min|Day architects of San Francisco detailed this Sonoma farmhouse kitchen with banquette seating (and drawers) wide enough to sleep on. For more, see the Architect Is In: A Farmhouse in Sonoma. Photography by Bruce Damante, courtesy of Min|Day.
Drawers front built-in benches in a kitchen nook designed by Roger Wade Deweese of Atlanta’s Peachtree Architects.
Above: Drawers front built-in benches in a kitchen nook designed by Roger Wade Deweese of Atlanta’s Peachtree Architects.
In a kitchen dining area by LA interior designer Alexandra Angle, drapery on a built-in bench serves as a shield for stowed things (and maintains a clean look).
Above: In a kitchen dining area by LA interior designer Alexandra Angle, drapery on a built-in bench serves as a shield for stowed things (and maintains a clean look).

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