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 that 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 whether you are typing on a laptop or reading the Sunday paper, a breakfast bay is the place to be any time of day.

Photos by Rob Karosis  Curated Brochure by Crisp Architects: Portfolio

To get my monthly newsletter, On The Drawing Board, click here.  Jimmy Crisp






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.

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Leave A Comment