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chemistrykaren

Although Janedale is right that it’s awkward to escape if you’re trapped by neighbours, I love my banquette. And, yes, rattybarbie, seat pads do slip. I used sheets of non slip pads for rugs but they did mark the paint.

   
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Lynne Roberts
Seating ideas in kitchen
   
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deborah eade

rattybarbie, from my childhood experience, bench seating (never heard of a banquette before this article!) is far more difficult than individual chairs to adjust to the height of different children (we were five): the extra cushions slip, particularly if one child needs three, one two, one just one extra, and the fourth is fine. With so many children, with all respect to Verity & Beverley Ltd, my mother would have ripped out the bench seating rather than fixing studs and Velcro - but doubt that Velcro existed in the 60s! My parents never sat on the bench seating themselves - they needed chairs so they move around to carve, serve, get things out of the oven/fridge etc.

   

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