Window Seat in Bookcase

Window Seat in Bookcase

I love window seats.  They are the perfect place to store things, sit and tie your shoe, or relax and read a book.  Sometimes we build them in a kitchen and call them breakfast bays, but if it is a seat built under a window-it’s a window seat.  They can be plain or fancy, adorned with cushions or simple slabs, in the end, they evoke a warm inviting feeling in the room.

We sometimes use window seats to hide radiators or heating and cooling ducts.  A piano hinge at the window side allows for a lift up lid.  Bookcases under the seat can be wonderfully self serving.

The addition of a reading light makes a window seat even more practical and inviting.  A cozy window seat can be a real asset to any room.

 

Window Seat next to Fireplace

Window Seat next to Fireplace

Seat at End of Hall

Seat at End of Hall

Bedroom Window Seat

Bedroom Window Seat

Rustic Window Seat

Rustic Window Seat

Breakfast Bay Window Seat

Breakfast Bay Window Seat

Mud Room Window Seat

Mud Room Window Seat

Long Window Seat

Long Window Seat

By Published On: April 7th, 2015Categories: Miscellaneous1 Comment

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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  1. Sanjay April 16, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Great window seat ideas. Especially like the rustic, bedroom and mud room seats

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