A bay window is a natural spot for a window seat, but virtually any window is a candidate, especially when surrounding built-ins create a niche. Spaces next to the window also doubles up as a storage space. For instance, in the kitchen you can place some drawers under the window seat, which can be used to store bulky pots that you don’t use everyday. A kitchen window seat fitted with some soft cushion can make up for a great place to relax in between cooking and it also lets in light during the day.
A corner configuration makes a window seat a comfortable place for children to do their homework or enjoy an after school snack. Or grown ups can relax and read a book with a cup of tea in hand. When you plan a window seat, keep in mind the space for a dining table as well. A window seat can be used as the extra seating when a guest drops in. A long narrow space can be utilized by combining a window seat with a dining table. You can also add functionality to the small niche with a compact and comfy window seating. The space underneath can be used accommodates the some unused household stuff.
Here are some quick and easy DIY projects you can make this weekend without spending a bundle. Some of these will not only give you a creative outlet, but also make your house a more organized place. There is a great idea that lets you turn a wall into storage and work-space just by using a few add-ons. You can cover the top half of a blank wall in your study or workroom to create an oversized pinboard. Then add a hanging rail system below it to add some storage units. If you have kids you can paint the lower half of the wall with chalkboard paint so they can use it to draw.
Or you can also make a simple wood crate unit to make some fabulous bath storage. Reinforce some stapled slats on the crates with screws. Then give it a paint job or the finish you desire. Stack the crates together and make sure to give this configuration a sturdy base so it can support the stacks above it. If you have an old antique toolbox lying around, you can repurpose it to use as a case for charging your devices. You will need to drill homes in the side of the toolbox large enough for chords to go through.