Window seats

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:

 Built-in window bench- Photo by BPC Architecture

Built-in window bench- Photo by BPC Architecture

 

This small window seat adds interest to an otherwise dead space, and the built-ins visually enlarge the narrow window.

 Window seat and built-ins- Photo by Sarah Nettleton Architects

Window seat and built-ins- Photo by Sarah Nettleton Architects

 

A window seat between two bookcases makes for an easy reading nook setup:

 Window seat with built-in bookcases- Photo by Red Ranch Studios

Window seat with built-in bookcases- Photo by Red Ranch Studios

 

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.

 Wardrobe and window seat- Photo by Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders

Wardrobe and window seat- Photo by Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders

 

An extra long window bench with storage:

 Window bench with a seaside view- Photo by Mahoney Architects & Interiors

Window bench with a seaside view- Photo by Mahoney Architects & Interiors

 

This huge window bench made of kiln dried hardwood also serves as a multi-purpose storage unit:

 Huge window bench with storage- Photo by bg architecture

Huge window bench with storage- Photo by bg architecture

 

Window benches built into cozy nooks in the bedroom:

 A nook with a window bench- Photo by Boxwood Architects

A nook with a window bench- Photo by Boxwood Architects

 Photo by Terrat Elms Interior Design

Photo by Terrat Elms Interior Design

 

A window bench built into a spot that would have otherwise been wasted space:

 Hallway window nook- Photo E.B. Mahoney Builders, Inc.

Hallway window nook- Photo E.B. Mahoney Builders, Inc.