If you have a large window overlooking the scene but did not want to have to stand in your window to enjoy the beautiful scenery, consider putting in a window seat. Window seats are not only unsightly but very useful. They are a great place to cozy with books, to cozy up with a loved one when it rains, to drink tea and take in the gentle summer breeze, and every variety of activities. Window seats are an excellent space saving way to add charm and style to your decor and make some extra seating and storage space in your room.
You can install a window seat in kitchen, living room, your bedroom; almost any place that has a window and could use a little decorative drama to enliven the space. Window seats can be as traditional and modern as you wish. From plain and simple to elaborate and sophisticatedly outlandish, window seats are available to suit personal tastes of each homeowner.
Window seat designs that you choose should be the result of well thought-out assessment of needs and your budget. Do you want to sit near the window especially for decorating, storage, or for use as a functional piece of furniture in your home? You also have to consider the fact that the seat must be installed into a niche or a space that will accommodate the equipment stand out, without sacrificing aesthetics of decoration.
Often, the most complex part in trying to install a window seat is the act of cutting and fitting top. Why? Perhaps because of the window seat is not in the usual simple form, normal form is usually square or rectangular, but often there is an unusual form which requires you to do a lot of tedious cutting and measurements to try to fit over a window into the hidden area. If you want to install a window seat, especially for extra storage, you need to consider ways in which the seat opens. That is, if you want a chair to open the window from above, on hinges like a piano bench? Or other style, such as the flip-up style or front entry style. Importantly, all items become more organized and visible. Every seat storage window design you choose is purely personal taste issue and not about making the right choice or wrong.
Window seats are relatively simple to construct when your windows are in the area, conveniently hidden or cushion between the two side walls. More challenging is trying to build a window seat along the wall, the length of a flat with no breaks. You can still install a window seat with no recessed wall by compensation to the wall. For example, you can create sidewalls by placing a pair of cupboards with book shelves above them on the opposite side of the window, and then build a window seat to fit between cabinets.
There are several things you should consider before making your window seat installation project. First, you should find out what the dimensions of window seat will be. The best and easiest method to determine the dimensions of your window seat is a model of a window seat as the most comfortable chair in your home. Is your chair at the perfect height and depth? If so, try to imitate both in the construction of a window seat.
Generally, the dimensions of height and width of the window seat about 19 inches from the floor and about 17 to 22 inches front to back. Dimensions that you choose has a lot to do with the ways in which you plan to use a window seat. If you want to sit down and see the view from your window, with a window seat is too deep will cause problems for you. On the other hand, if you want a window seat for a nap and sit around to read a good book and then build the seat is too shallow, it will make you feel uncomfortable there. In this case, you can even extend the window seat depth from 22 inches to 24.
Projects on the window seat can be as easy or challenging as you need. The most challenging installation window seats are the ones who need storage space. Project window seat easiest are those who only install a top on the bench without any concern for creating storage space. Decorate a window seat with cushions or a custom padded seat, a pillow, or other accompaniment to beautify it.