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.
Get a full view of the sunroom, here:
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.
Here is another view of this window bench - so you can see how well it works with the island kitchen.
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.
Built ins define this open concept space - with a desk, bookcases, and cabinetry punctuating each room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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