Window seats are beautiful and functional additions to a home; they provide extra storage and seating, and can visually enlarge or add interest to small windows. They can also create cozy nooks out of dead or underutilized spaces.
This contemporary bench makes the window a focal point:
This small window seat adds interest to an otherwise dead space, and the built-ins visually enlarge the narrow window.
A window seat between two bookcases makes for an easy reading nook setup:
Here a custom wardrobe and window bench were built around an existing fixed window. The wood was Quarter Sawn Eucalyptus. Quarter sawn lumber produces a smooth surface, and a straight, linear grain pattern.
An extra long window bench with storage:
This huge window bench made of kiln dried hardwood also serves as a multi-purpose storage unit:
Window benches built into cozy nooks in the bedroom:
A window bench built into a spot that would have otherwise been wasted space: