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Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 @ 08:08 AM

8 Top Window Bench Ideas

Chapel Hill Custom Homes

Window benches should save space in your new home, not eat it up.

Built-in benches provide extra seating, and can be used to store bulky items such as throw blankets and pillows.

See photos of Chapel Hill custom homes with built-in window benches - some with "secret" storage hidden below and other designed as casual seating spaces.

Built in window bench idea #1: Sunroom window bench with storage

This storage bench is tucked to one end of the sunroom. It is small, discrete, and adds a large amount of stoarge to the surrounding areas.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

 Get a full view of the sunroom, here:

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built in window bench idea #2: Breakfast room wrap-around bench

A bench wraps around two walls in this breakfast room, just around the corner from the sunroom.

You could add a table, and use the bench as seating. Or you could use a smaller table in the center of the room, with separate perimeter seating.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Here is another view of this window bench - so you can see how well it works with the island kitchen.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built in window bench idea #3: Angled window bench design

Each bench compartment is divided into two spaces - for more organized storage.

The fronts of these benches are built with a beadboard design and accent trim, to achieve a more upscale feel beside the executive kitchen.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built ins define this open concept space - with a desk, bookcases, and cabinetry punctuating each room.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built in window bench idea #4: Media room with bench wall

These storage benches open from the front, rather than top, and are designed for kids to use in this media room / play room combination space. 

Side-opening benches can be a great alternative to top-opening benches, depending on how you wish to use the space.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built in window bench idea #5: Oak bench

If you love the idea of a bench seating area, but don't think you'll need the storage, consider built in bench options like these:

In this Chapel Hill custom home, the full-length window bench in the bonus room has an oak seat.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

The bench adds tons of seating, without forgoing square footage. The rest of the room is flexible - you can add a pool table, entertainment center with lounge chairs, or game table.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built in window bench idea #6: Custom built-in window seat

A custom window alcove offers bench seating, and a nearby tucked-in coat closet offers convenient storage.

This built in bench takes advantage of the space created by the French Country exterior, with one wall extending forward.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

 

Built in window bench idea #7: Alcove window bench

While some window benches are designed to blend in - like the oak bench above - others are designed to define the space.

Here is an example of how to add a storage bench to an angled room - where the seating wraps around.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built in window bench idea #8: Craftsman style bench

Built in benches can be placed almost anywhere - from under the staircase to a hallway wall. Your builder can give you some great ideas for how to stack, place and arrange them to suit your needs, best.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

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