Built-in seating provides storage and display space.
And, yes, this beautiful design element also offers a place to perch.
Built-in seating feels cozy and inviting – and it’s so versatile, providing not just an additional place to sit, but also display space and even storage underneath. It can maximize space in a tight area or add a new casual place to read, have a meal, chat or just look out the window.
Built-in seating can be manufactured to complement almost any building style. It can be upholstered or not; it can have simple and straight lines or lots of detail; it can have seat backs or not; it can have closed shelving inside, open shelving or no storage at all.
Best of all, built-in seating can go almost anywhere in your home:
Most popular, in a breakfast room or kitchen, for added places at the casual family dining table
In the window of a bedroom or living room, to create a lovely place to daydream and view the outdoors
In the den or home office, for a quiet space to talk on the phone, answer emails or respond to texts
In the foyer, to put on shoes and socks, and drop off your stuff when you come in the door, but do watch for clutter!
Built-in seating can also be a creative way to finish a room that looks a bit incomplete. It beautifully fills up an awkward space in a corner or completes a room plan near a window.
Built-in seating is a clever choice that adds beauty and function and can help organize your home.
© 2017 Hunter Douglas