Sometimes you have to be creative to get the most storage and use out of your personal space. Fill in those nooks! Below: Cubbies for shoes and sportsgear are tucked into the dead space below a staircase. Bookcases built into walls give daybed nooks storage, creating the perfect place to cozy up and ready a book.
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If you're lucky enough to have a kitchen with an alcove, create your own custom nook to enjoy breakfast and lunch. If you don't have an alcove, you can create one by having a pair of cabinets/bookcases built on each side of a bench. The bench seat should be 17 - 24 inches deep. You can have the seat cushion custom made from a local window treatment shop (they usually have a workshop that makes cushions). This can cost anywhere from $200-400 depending on the faric you select and the length of the bench.
Above: Kitchen nooks don't always have to be casual and quaint.
Black leather and chrome chairs and a leather bench seat add a sleek look to this nook.
Again, they utilized the wall space for a book nook.
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1. a corner, as in a room.
2. any secluded or obscure corner.
3. any small recess: a breakfast nook.
4. any remote or sheltered spot: a shady nook that was ideal for a picnic.