Seating and storage. In many homes, there’s just not enough of either.
Fortunately, there’s a simple solution that can help you get more of both in a stylish form known as a banquette.
Banquettes are typically built-in seating benches that provide extra space for guests at the dinner table, while providing storage for less-frequently used items below. This plan, offered by the DIY network, gives step-by-step instructions on how to build a basic unit with plywood and common lumber. Of course, with this as a starting point, you can feel free to design your own plan to meet the needs of your dining area.