Breakfast Bay With Built-In Bench

Breakfast Bay with Built-in Bench

I have always loved sitting in a bright alcove eating breakfast and reading the paper.  These days the object in front of me is often an ipad or other electronics, but the wonderful feeling of a breakfast nook is always the same.  Of course bays which have windows on three sides are going to be the brightest.  Depending on the orientation of the house, the sunlight streaming in can be dramatic. If there are some interesting views, that is a big bonus.

Perhaps the best part is the fact that they are usually connected to the kitchen which keeps you in the thick of things.  So wheather you are typing on a laptop or reading the Sunday paper, a breakfast bay is the place to be any time of day.

Bay And Connected Kitchen

Bay and Connected Kitchen

Bay From Outside

Bay From Outside

Kitchen And Bay

Kitchen and Bay

Exterior View

Exterior View

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Suzanne Freedman September 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I have a similar bay window breakfast area in my kitchen with divided light windows, period lighting and molding. After seeing these pictures, I feel like I really don’t need to ‘dress’ these windows. I like the extra light and clean look!

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