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Window seats offer visual appeal and unique storage options.

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    • Pretty Bathroom Storage

      While a recent remodel offered the opportunity to improve the function of this older bathroom, preserving its early 20th-century style was the top priority. Here, the smart solution comes in the form of a pretty beaded-board window bench that echoes the original character of the vintage bath with the added bonus of bountiful storage. Centrally located, the window seat's deep drawers conveniently place towels and toiletries within arm's reach of the sink and tub. A cushy slipcovered top adds a dash of color.

    • Kids' Playroom

      The challenge: Corral clutter in a busy playroom or living room without skimping on style. The solution: a pair of curvy, cushioned window seats that combine crucial storage with relaxed comfort. Installed on either side of a built-in game cabinet (a pullout tray can hold snacks and drinks), the roomy seats feature deep drawers that fully extend to reveal a treasure trove of puzzles, games, books, and toys accessible to every member of the family. Graceful lines subtly soften the look of the large units, and plush cushions and plump pillows create comfy places for reading, relaxing, or snuggling.

    • Happy Landing

      Occasionally, an architectural feature that works well in one area of the home poses a problem in another. For example, the soaring ceiling that creates a dramatic first impression in the entryway of this spacious home left the large central staircase with a cold, cavernous feel. Here, a wide window seat on the landing anchors the voluminous space and creates an appealing transition zone between the first and second floors. Custom trim and stained beaded-board detailing found elsewhere in the home link the landing to upper and lower halls.

    • Sunlit Sanctuary

      Designed as a retreat within a retreat, a built-in window bench placed in the recessed niche of an elegant master bedroom adds sumptuous seating and forms the room's primary architectural focal point. Set into a classically styled archway, the inviting window seat owes its generous proportions to an impressive bay window that sweeps 8 feet up to a molded plaster ceiling.

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      Flea Market Storage Ideas

      Amp up the storage in your home by reusing flea market finds. Whether you're making a shelving unit out of wood crates or reclaiming an old baker's rack, vintage furniture can easily add extra space for storing household items.
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