Corner Banquette Makeover + How to Redirect Air Vents Under Cabinets

All of the aspects to give a corner banquette a new appear with paint, moreover how to put in an air vent redirect beneath a cupboard.


After months of hunting for a secondhand corner banquette on Facebook Market, driving virtually 4 several hours round-vacation to select it up, relocating a doorway, installing LVP flooring, redirecting an air vent, and portray 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 appropriate just after the electrician left from installing those sconce packing containers and relocating for the linear chandelier, so forgive the dust. 😉

I’m nonetheless ready on reupholstered cushions, but even “naked” this banquette currently has us envisioning so lots of pleasurable family members dinners collected about the desk with lots of far more beloved types squeezed into this tiny room!

corner banquette before with old fabric on cushions

How to Redirect Air Vents Under Cabinets

1 minor impediment we experienced to deal with prior to building the shabby corner banquette search chic was rerouting the air vent on the floor that was positioned appropriate beneath the less than seat the cabinets.

(There generally has to be at the very least a single obstacle or it would not be a property advancement project, would it? Murphy’s Regulation each individual time.)

If you’re ever building developed-in shelves, cabinets, a window seat, or a corner banquette like ours, you unquestionably just can’t deal with and overlook any vents the air flow ought to be redirected to continue to keep the home properly 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 Install an Air Vent Redirect

We applied this air vent redirecting package termed a Toe Ductor (it will work for wall registers and baseboard registers also).

The kit enables you to thrust the air circulation beneath your built-in furnishings. (Not sponsored… just a amazing issue we’ve found out and employed for DIYs over the several years.) Make certain you permit at the very least 4 inches of place underneath your cabinet or built-in.

We did the identical beneath the developed-in cupboards and window seat for our neighbors’ rec home makeover very last year. In hindsight, I would paint that vent grate to blend it.

redirected air vent underneath a built-in window seat


  • Toe Ductor Kit (wall vent kit here or baseboard vent kit right here)
  • Drill
  • 1/2″ wooden screws
  • Oscillating software
  • Duct tape
attaching a Toe Ductor box for an air vent redirect under built-in

Phase 1 – Connect Box to Flooring Vent

Cover the floor vent 1st 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

Stage 2 – Measure and Slash for the Toe Kick Protect

Decide where by you want to spot the new air vent on your built-in, measure, and mark. Utilizing the oscillating device, lower 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 – Connect the New Vent

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

toe ductor air vent redirect underneath a built-in banquette

Action 4 – Attach Versatile Duct

Use the delivered metal strip to attach the flexible duct to the again of the vent. (Our steel strip place up a bit of a fight, so we reinforced it with duct tape.)

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

Action 5 – Connect Flex Duct to Box and Posture Cabinet/Designed-In on Best

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

Location the cupboard or created=in on leading of the box and anchor to the wall as you’d like. You can attach the toe kick grate to the front after painting.

sanding a laminate corner banquette with an orbital sander

Phase 6 – Prep and Paint

I went by means of my common cupboard painting approach since this corner banquette is incredibly substantially like a piece of cabinetry.

  • Sand with an orbital sander utilizing medium/fantastic grit
  • Vacuum and tack cloth away dust
  • Use liquid sander deglosser
  • Key with shellac dependent primer
  • Paint with enamel satin
painting built in cabinets with Benjamin Moore Southern Vines

Examine out that deep, desaturated olive green! It blends perfectly with our additional vivid hunter inexperienced kitchen area cabinets when however sensation like a neutral. Adore! The colour is Benjamin Moore Southern Vines.

We anchored the new-to-us corner banquette to the wall although we ended up at it so the little 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 cannot wait around to see some pretty striped cushions on this bench before long, but it seems so very good presently!

This linear chandelier is best for the slim rectangular eating table that will go here shortly. Due to the fact this house is windowless, and this corner feels so darkish, we additional sconce boxes to give it some excess help.

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

I plan to go back again and paint the vent address the exact Benjamin Moore Southern Vines to blend with the rest 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 setting up to see the vision consider condition in this small dining nook? Are we feelin’ the bench seating problem? We have an economical wall remedy planned up coming to add some more dimension that I just cannot wait around to display you!

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