The breakfast nook is making a big comeback, according to home design experts. After years and years of opening up floor plans, knocking down walls, and creating grand interior vistas, it turns out that what today’s homeowners are longing for is a little bit of secluded private space within the confines of their own home.
“You need a place to sit down and read the paper sometimes,” Joanne M., a Sudbury area homeowner said. “Somewhere quiet, to enjoy a cup of coffee and a little bit of peace.” Nooks are defined as a corner or recess within the home. Traditionally, nooks were located beside a fireplace (or the kitchen cookstove) but today, you can work with your Sudbury building contractor to locate your nook anywhere in your home that makes space.
“Think of the nook as a space to retreat and recharge your batteries.” Some families choose to make their nooks no-technology zones, while others preferred a wired nook. “I’ve seen my daughter grab her blanket and her Nintendo DS and she heads right for the breakfast nook to hang out, away from her two younger brothers. We all need that space sometimes.”
When you’re planning your breakfast nook, you can look in several places for inspiration. Increasingly, people are turning to social media sites like Pinterest to find ideas and images for their own Sudbury home remodeling project. “I found it was much easier to show my Sudbury building contractor what look I was trying to achieve than to try to explain it. Choosing a design/build contractor meant that I saved time and money on the project, too.”
“It wasn’t the largest home remodeling project we’ve ever done, but I think it’s the one that has delivered the most satisfaction to our whole family. You don’t realize the value of a calm, quiet space until you don’t have one. Adding the breakfast nook to our home has made the kitchen a much more enjoyable room for everyone.”