June 13, 2024


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Corner Banquette Makeover + How to Redirect Air Vents Under Cabinets


All of the information to give a corner banquette a new search with paint, plus how to set up an air vent redirect below a cupboard.

Last but not least!

Immediately after months of seeking for a secondhand corner banquette on Facebook Market, driving nearly 4 hours round-vacation to select it up, going a doorway, setting up LVP flooring, redirecting an air vent, and painting for days, we have the slight makings of breakfast nook!

breakfast nook room with olive green corner banquette, black door, white walls, and herringbone LVP floors

I managed to shoot the banquette’s new digs suitable following the electrician still left from putting in those sconce containers and relocating for the linear chandelier, so forgive the dust. 😉

I’m nonetheless waiting on reupholstered cushions, but even “naked” this banquette previously has us envisioning so many entertaining spouse and children dinners gathered all-around the table with many additional beloved ones squeezed into this little room!

corner banquette before with old fabric on cushions

How to Redirect Air Vents Beneath Cabinets

A person very little obstacle we experienced to handle before creating the shabby corner banquette search stylish was rerouting the air vent on the flooring that was positioned ideal beneath the less than seat the cabinets.

(There often has to be at least one particular obstacle or it wouldn’t be a home enhancement job, would it? Murphy’s Legislation each individual time.)

If you’re at any time creating crafted-in shelves, cupboards, a window seat, or a corner banquette like ours, you certainly cannot cover and overlook any vents the air circulation will have to be redirected to continue to keep the place correctly heating and cooling.

corner of breakfast nook with chandelier, white walls, and herringbone floor with a floor vent
floor vent against a wall on herringbone flooring

How to Put in an Air Vent Redirect

We utilized this air vent redirecting package referred to as a Toe Ductor (it operates for wall registers and baseboard registers far too).

The kit makes it possible for you to push the air stream beneath your designed-in furnishings. (Not sponsored… just a interesting point we’ve found and utilized for DIYs in excess of the yrs.) Make positive you make it possible for at the very least 4 inches of place underneath your cupboard or constructed-in.

We did the identical beneath the crafted-in cupboards and window seat for our neighbors’ rec home makeover previous 12 months. In hindsight, I would paint that vent grate to mix it.

redirected air vent underneath a built-in window seat


  • Toe Ductor Package (wall vent kit below or baseboard vent package below)
  • Drill
  • 1/2″ wooden screws
  • Oscillating resource
  • Duct tape
attaching a Toe Ductor box for an air vent redirect under built-in

Action 1 – Attach Box to Floor Vent

Cover the flooring vent very first with the Toe Ductor box and screw into position.

cutting a hole with an oscillating tool for an air vent redirect under a built in banquette

Action 2 – Evaluate and Slice for the Toe Kick Deal with

Choose in which you want to place the new air vent on your constructed-in, measure, and mark. Making use of the oscillating instrument, reduce out a rectangular area.

hole cut for an air vent redirect under a banquette bench
metal vent to attach underneath a banquette built in

Stage 3 – Attach the New Vent

On the backside of the rectangular gap you just slash, attach the new vent with screws to the toe kick.

toe ductor air vent redirect underneath a built-in banquette

Stage 4 – Connect Versatile Duct

Use the offered steel strip to attach the flexible duct to the back of the vent. (Our steel strip place up a little bit of a battle, so we bolstered it with duct tape.)

air vent redirect using a Toe Ductor kit underneath a builtin bench

Action 5 – Connect Flex Duct to Box and Situation Cupboard/Crafted-In on Top rated

Extend out the adaptable duct beneath the corner banquette crafted-in, and attach it to the box on the ground with the kit’s steel stripping. We reinforced ours again with duct tape so no air escapes.

Area the cupboard or designed=in on best of the box and anchor to the wall as you’d like. You can attach the toe kick grate to the entrance just after painting.

sanding a laminate corner banquette with an orbital sander

Stage 6 – Prep and Paint

I went as a result of my regular cabinet portray course of action considering the fact that this corner banquette is incredibly substantially like a piece of cabinetry.

  • Sand with an orbital sander making use of medium/fine grit
  • Vacuum and tack cloth away dust
  • Utilize liquid sander deglosser
  • Primary with shellac centered primer
  • Paint with enamel satin
painting built in cabinets with Benjamin Moore Southern Vines

Check out out that deep, desaturated olive green! It blends correctly with our additional lively hunter inexperienced kitchen cupboards when even now experience like a neutral. Love! The colour is Benjamin Moore Southern Vines.

We anchored the new-to-us corner banquette to the wall though we were being at it so the young ones can get rough and rowdy on this bench all they want.

painting corner banquette with Benjamin Moore Southern Vines
corner banquette painted with Benjamin Moore Southern Vines built in to wall

The Painted Corner Banquette

I simply cannot hold out to see some really striped cushions on this bench before long, but it seems to be so great currently!

This linear chandelier is fantastic for the slim rectangular dining table that will go in this article soon. For the reason that this space is windowless, and this corner feels so dark, we extra sconce bins to give it some additional enable.

corner banquette in a breakfast nook with linear chandelier and herringbone floor

I program to go back and paint the vent go over the similar Benjamin Moore Southern Vines to blend with the relaxation of the corner banquette so it will just about vanish.

corner banquette in a breakfast nook with linear chandelier, herringbone floor, and French door

Are you starting up to see the eyesight choose form in this tiny dining nook? Are we feelin’ the bench seating situation? We have an low-cost wall cure prepared upcoming to increase some extra dimension that I simply cannot hold out to demonstrate you!

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