Corner Banquette Makeover + How to Redirect Air Vents Under Cabinets

All of the facts to give a corner banquette a new appear with paint, in addition how to put in an air vent redirect beneath a cabinet.


Right after months of seeking for a secondhand corner banquette on Facebook Market, driving practically 4 hours round-trip to pick it up, shifting a doorway, installing 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 left from installing those people sconce bins and relocating for the linear chandelier, so forgive the dust. 😉

I’m nonetheless waiting around on reupholstered cushions, but even “naked” this banquette by now has us envisioning so several fun family members dinners gathered around the desk with lots of a lot more loved ones squeezed into this minor area!

corner banquette before with old fabric on cushions

How to Redirect Air Vents Beneath Cupboards

A person small obstacle we experienced to address before generating the shabby corner banquette glimpse stylish was rerouting the air vent on the floor that was positioned ideal beneath the less than seat the cupboards.

(There often has to be at minimum a person impediment or it would not be a residence improvement challenge, would it? Murphy’s Law each individual time.)

If you’re at any time making built-in shelves, cupboards, a window seat, or a corner banquette like ours, you unquestionably just cannot address and ignore any vents the air movement must be redirected to maintain the place thoroughly 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 Set up an Air Vent Redirect

We utilised this air vent redirecting package known as a Toe Ductor (it works for wall registers and baseboard registers as well).

The kit will allow you to force the air movement beneath your built-in household furniture. (Not sponsored… just a awesome issue we have identified and made use of for DIYs around the decades.) Make sure you allow at minimum 4 inches of room beneath your cupboard or built-in.

We did the similar underneath the created-in cabinets and window seat for our neighbors’ rec place makeover previous calendar year. 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 right here or baseboard vent kit in this article)
  • Drill
  • 1/2″ wooden screws
  • Oscillating device
  • Duct tape
attaching a Toe Ductor box for an air vent redirect under built-in

Phase 1 – Connect Box to Ground Vent

Go over the flooring vent first with the Toe Ductor box and screw into area.

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

Move 2 – Measure and Lower for the Toe Kick Protect

Choose where you want to place the new air vent on your developed-in, measure, and mark. Utilizing the oscillating device, reduce out a rectangular segment.

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 slice, connect the new vent with screws to the toe kick.

toe ductor air vent redirect underneath a built-in banquette

Step 4 – Attach Versatile Duct

Use the furnished metal strip to attach the flexible duct to the back again of the vent. (Our steel strip put up a bit of a battle, so we bolstered it with duct tape.)

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

Phase 5 – Connect Flex Duct to Box and Posture Cupboard/Built-In on Top rated

Extend out the versatile duct beneath the corner banquette built-in, and connect it to the box on the floor with the kit’s metallic stripping. We strengthened ours once again with duct tape so no air escapes.

Position the cabinet or crafted=in on leading of the box and anchor to the wall as you’d like. You can attach the toe kick grate to the entrance immediately after painting.

sanding a laminate corner banquette with an orbital sander

Action 6 – Prep and Paint

I went via my common cabinet painting process because this corner banquette is extremely a great deal like a piece of cabinetry.

  • Sand with an orbital sander working with medium/good grit
  • Vacuum and tack cloth away dust
  • Utilize liquid sander deglosser
  • Key with shellac primarily based primer
  • Paint with enamel satin
painting built in cabinets with Benjamin Moore Southern Vines

Look at out that deep, desaturated olive eco-friendly! It blends properly with our much more lively hunter green kitchen area cupboards whilst still experience like a neutral. Adore! The coloration is Benjamin Moore Southern Vines.

We anchored the new-to-us corner banquette to the wall although we have been at it so the young children can get tough 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 wait to see some quite striped cushions on this bench before long, but it seems to be so superior by now!

This linear chandelier is excellent for the slim rectangular eating desk that will go here shortly. Simply because this area is windowless, and this corner feels so dark, we extra sconce packing containers to give it some further support.

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

I prepare to go back again and paint the vent include the identical Benjamin Moore Southern Vines to mix with the relaxation of the corner banquette so it will almost disappear.

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

Are you starting off to see the vision acquire condition in this little dining nook? Are we feelin’ the bench seating problem? We have an low-cost wall therapy prepared next to incorporate some additional dimension that I simply cannot wait around to show you!

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