Not only buses and airplanes have window seats. Houses may also do.
Yes, you have read that right. Window seats can be part of homes too, and it’s not like you have to get a chair or pull a couch by the window to make them happen. Also called window nooks, they are actually built and fastened, so that they cannot be moved or removed simply without building tools.
Although these window nooks are a thing, not everyone is aware that it is. Probably because they are not like the oh-so-popular home additions that anyone chooses or easily thinks of. Another reason is that they are typically seen in big houses.
Nevertheless, there’s something really good about them. Emphasize on ‘really’. A lot of people consider them a waste of money, but those who own these window nooks are thankful that they spent time and money for these underrated home installations!
Know more about them and about why you must appreciate and might want or need to have yours soon too! Check out these 12 reasons to have window seats installed inside your home.
1 – They are extra indoor seating.
First and foremost, window seats are extra indoor seating. That means they add an area where you can sit down and stay at home. Whenever there are family gatherings and you need more seats aside from your sofas, chairs and ottoman, window seats come to the rescue!
2 – They can be a cozy resting zone anytime of day.
Window seats are so much adored because their location allows them to be transformed into a cozy resting zone anytime of day. As they are situated by the window, you can just relax and unwind there while looking outside and sipping a glass of cold juice. When your back is tired from sitting on your home office desk, go to the window seats to recharge your back and your eyes as well.
3 – Window seats allow you to enjoy outdoor sights from indoors.
It was just mentioned previously. You can sit on the window nook, and get a view of the outdoor sights. What’s great is you can enjoy them from indoors. That means there’s no need for you to dress up and step outside to see the outdoors because the window seat is a perfect viewing point. You can be safer indoors and save time too.
4 – They boost your home’s visual appeal.
Whether you like it or not, window seats boost a home’s visual appeal. They add a focus point, an eye-catching segment. Furthermore, you can have your home’s window seats customized by your custom home builders as you please. Match them with your interior design. Have them painted and decorated nicely. You will be amazed at how impressive the window nook’s looks can be.
5 – Drawers can be affixed to window seats.
Performing multiple functions, window seats can also become storage areas. Drawers can be affixed to them, as in the front part can be one whole drawer or a pile of small drawers. Just make sure that the handles are subtle or hideable, so they won’t hurt the legs and feet of anyone sitting down on the window nook. This storage feature is super helpful because it saves and maximizes space.
6 – Window seats let you make use of abandoned floor spaces below windows.
More often than not, the floor spaces below windows are left unused and abandoned. Put them to more productive use by having a window seat installed on them. You will not only occupy a serviceable space but also add a very utilitarian asset!
7 – You can make the area your reading or study area.
If you don’t have extra rooms at home to consider as your study zone, why not try the window seats. They can be your reading and studying area, as long as the location is quite peaceful, undisturbed and away from the living room where most people in the house stay. The window seats are ideal for reading also because of natural light that comes in during the daytime.
8 – They can be a guest reception area.
When guests arrive, lead them to your clean and comfortable window seats. That’s the ideal area where they can breathe in and out after a few hours of traveling to your residence. Set a small center table for a few snacks while you catch up with each other.
9 – It’s a good spot for heart-to-heart conversations.
Are you on for intimate talks and heartfelt discussions with the family or with any loved one you live with? You don’t always have to go to a coffee shop or to the seashore to do that, when you have window seats at home. The location and its lighting and comfort, day or night, are altogether wonderful!
10 – Window seats can let you sun-bathe without stepping outside.
All day at home, you’re in front of your computer or books. You need some sun on your skin! But what if you want to get some sun, yet you’re extremely busy to step outside? You’d be thankful to have window seats. They can let you sun-bathe without leaving your house.
11 – They lessen the need for other home furniture.
Since window seats can be used as drawers, cabinets or shelves too, you won’t need to buy a lot of organizers. This seating helps lessen the need for other home furniture, thus allowing you to save money and to leverage space.
12 – Window seats raise the value of your property.
They are an addition to your home — a pretty and useful addition to be exact. Just in case you decide to sell or put up your house for rent, the installation of window seats can help you hang a price tag that’s justly favorable and profitable to you. You can sell your house for a price higher than the price you bought it for or have it made for. Window seats raise the value of your property.
BY THE WINDOW
You probably didn’t even think that it’s possible for such a seemingly simple window area to have so many rewards for homeowners. Window seats are more useful than you know and than what you have heard about them from people who boo them.
They have something to do with amplifying the look of your house while improving your living too. Window seats provide fantastic benefits that you don’t realize you need until window seats actually show you. They are so worth your money, you’d be thankful that they were invented!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Quality and well-researched writing is her worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. She is a daytime writer for Worthington Homes, a trust-worthy Sydney builder specializing in residential construction. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.