The great thing about a bay window is that the options for use are nearly unlimited. They come in all shapes and sizes, making them perfect for a wide variety of uses. What you end up doing with your bay window depends on its dimensions as well as your own personal taste. Below we look at four of the best ways to turn your bay window into a place to relax.
1. Professional Window Seat
Perhaps the easiest and most effective way to make your bay window a place to relax is to hire a professional to do the job. On the flip side, it’s the most expensive. However, the window seat that’s installed will naturally be of the highest quality.
2. DIY Window Seat
A cheaper, yet more time consuming, approach to making your bay window a place to relax is doing the construction yourself. Depending on the specifics of your bay window bench and the materials you use, this can cost anywhere from under $100 to nearly $1,000.
One of the most popular approaches is to use ready-made kitchen cabinets. Build the seat on top of the kitchen cabinets for a pre-built platform and built-in storage. The best thing about this approach is that you don’t need to be very handy with carpentry to get a great result. Simply add a plush cushion and a few of your favorite throw pillows and you’ll be good to go.
3. Breakfast Nook
Many older homes have bay windows located in or near the kitchen. Renewal by Anderson of Louisville, KY suggests turning this space into a simple breakfast nook. All you need is a small breakfast table and a few chairs. Set them in the space and you’re good to go.
4. Work Area
Nothing beats a home office with a great view. So why not use your bay window area to house a small work table? Whether it’s for studying or working, a bay window work area provides the perfect tucked away spot to take care of business.
Bay windows are great because their options for use stop only with your creativity. Seriously though, the four suggestions we discussed above are the very tip of the iceberg as far as their uses go. Use these suggestions as a starting off point and customize your bay window area to your personal needs and preferences.