One of my favorite elements in a kitchen/dining space is a built in breakfast nook. Super functional and aesthetically pleasing, this design element is what I am all about. A built in bench makes a space feel more custom while also creating opportunity for more storage. Paired with just the right cushion - I would go with an indoor/order fabric or vinyl for easy cleaning - adds texture and softness to one of the most utilitarian and lived in rooms in a home. These cozy spaces transition with any style and provide great seating for eating, drinking a morning cup of coffee or just hanging out with the chef.