Start your day the right way. Breakfast nook house plans feature casual dining areas next to the kitchen with space for a table and usually plenty of light streaming in through windows. Whether you use a breakfast nook as your primary eating area or in addition to a kitchen island snack bar, it's nice to have a relaxed place for sitting down with some waffles and coffee.
Breakfast nooks aren't just for the morning meal. Since they're usually open to the kitchen, kids can do homework at the table here, where they're easy to supervise while you cook dinner. If your family enjoys board games or solving puzzles, this is also a great spot for those activities. Doing your taxes? The breakfast table can hold your piles of papers.
Some house plans have eliminated the traditional dining room and instead provide an enlarged breakfast nook that works for all kinds of occasions, even holidays. A decorative ceiling treatment can help define this open area. Many breakfast nooks feature sliding doors or French doors that open to the backyard or rear patio. That makes this area feel extra airy and inviting. On nice days, why not take your coffee outside to sip in the fresh air? Or grab your glass of wine during happy hour with friends and leave the bottle on the table so everyone can refill as needed. Appetizers can be set out buffet-style.
In homes that include a formal dining room, the breakfast nook can serve as a nice auxiliary spot for a kids' table during holiday celebrations, or as a place to display pies and other desserts. Children will especially enjoy banquette seating here, a fun feature of some plans.