How to Design Window Seats in Your Home
A sunny window seat with a few cushions may be the perfect spot to spend a summer afternoon reading a book. Sadly, most homeowners don't have the time to take full advantage of their window seats as another place to sit. These ideas can transform a window seat in your home from a wasted space into one of your favorite spaces.
Love Your Window Seat Again
Create additional storage. Window seats are great for helping you add more space for bulky items. Whether you choose to add roll-out drawers or to build a window seat which incorporates a hinged lid, you will have the perfect spot for keeping your extra bedding and linens. Book lovers can add a shelf under a window seat to keep favorite reading material close at hand.
A lovely dog cave. Your small dog will love you forever if you add a doggy bed to your window seat. Build a nook under the window seat big enough for a cozy dog-sized cushion and your pet will have a safe and out-of-the-way place to sleep each night. You can add storage for all of your other dog-related items in the same window seat.
A guest bed. Do you have a long picture window and enough space to build an extra wide window seat? Think about creating a sitting area which can double as a guest bed. Your guest will have a lovely view as they drift off to sleep. Don't forget to add drapes in front of the seat to give your guests a little more privacy.
Table seating. Everyone loves the feeling of sitting in a restaurant booth. Recreate the same feel at home by adding a window seat to the bay window in your breakfast nook. It is the ideal place to have weekend brunch or just to hang out with your family. You can use the space under the benches to store your small kitchen appliances.
A shoe caddy. The space under a window seat in the entryway of your home is a wonderful place to store your shoes. Build open cubbies under the bench big enough to slide in a pair of shoes. Kids will always know where their shoes are and the cushioned bench makes it easy to put on and take off your shoes.
Have these ideas started to make you think about the possibilities for your home's forgotten window seats? Why not add value and functionality to your home this summer by renovating the window seats in your house or by building a new one?
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