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Corner Banquette Makeover + How to Redirect Air Vents Under Cabinets

Corner Banquette Makeover + How to Redirect Air Vents Under Cabinets

All of the facts to give a corner banquette a new glance with paint, additionally how to install an air vent redirect underneath a cupboard.

At last!

Immediately after months of looking for a secondhand corner banquette on Facebook Market, driving virtually 4 hours round-vacation to decide it up, relocating a doorway, putting in 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 ideal soon after the electrician still left from setting up individuals sconce bins and relocating for the linear chandelier, so forgive the dust. 😉

I’m even now waiting around on reupholstered cushions, but even “naked” this banquette currently has us envisioning so several exciting household dinners gathered close to the desk with several additional liked ones squeezed into this minor room!

corner banquette before with old fabric on cushions

How to Redirect Air Vents Under Cupboards

Just one very little impediment we had to handle right before making the shabby corner banquette search stylish was rerouting the air vent on the flooring that was positioned appropriate beneath the below seat the cabinets.

(There normally has to be at least one obstacle or it would not be a residence advancement task, would it? Murphy’s Law every single time.)

If you’re at any time constructing crafted-in cabinets, cupboards, a window seat, or a corner banquette like ours, you definitely can not protect and overlook any vents the air stream ought to be redirected to preserve the place 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 Put in an Air Vent Redirect

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

The package enables you to force the air stream beneath your designed-in home furniture. (Not sponsored… just a cool thing we’ve identified and made use of for DIYs around the decades.) Make guaranteed you permit at minimum 4 inches of space underneath your cupboard or built-in.

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

redirected air vent underneath a built-in window seat


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

Move 1 – Connect Box to Floor Vent

Address the flooring vent initial with the Toe Ductor box and screw into location.

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

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

Decide where you want to area the new air vent on your built-in, evaluate, and mark. Using the oscillating instrument, slice out a rectangular section.

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

Step 3 – Connect the New Vent

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

toe ductor air vent redirect underneath a built-in banquette

Move 4 – Attach Versatile Duct

Use the furnished metal strip to connect the flexible duct to the back of the vent. (Our metallic strip put up a bit of a fight, 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 Placement Cabinet/Built-In on Prime

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

Place the cupboard or built=in on leading of the box and anchor to the wall as you’d like. You can connect the toe kick grate to the entrance right after portray.

sanding a laminate corner banquette with an orbital sander

Action 6 – Prep and Paint

I went by means of my typical cabinet portray approach since this corner banquette is pretty much like a piece of cabinetry.

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

Examine out that deep, desaturated olive green! It blends flawlessly with our additional lively hunter inexperienced kitchen area cabinets though nevertheless sensation like a neutral. Love! The shade is Benjamin Moore Southern Vines.

We anchored the new-to-us corner banquette to the wall though we ended up at it so the 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 are unable to wait around to see some really striped cushions on this bench shortly, but it seems to be so fantastic by now!

This linear chandelier is ideal for the slender rectangular eating table that will go here before long. Because this space is windowless, and this corner feels so dim, we included sconce containers to give it some extra support.

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

I strategy to go again and paint the vent go over the exact 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 setting up to see the eyesight acquire condition in this small eating nook? Are we feelin’ the bench seating predicament? We have an economical wall procedure prepared following to incorporate some added dimension that I simply cannot wait around to demonstrate you!

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