If you need to get a window replaced in your living room or another room in which family members gather, it's worthwhile to talk to your contractor to see if a different type of window can suit the space. When the contractor is already pulling out the old window, there's a lot of flexibility for installing a different type of window that will change the look and feel of this part of your home. A window with a built-in seat is an option that may excite you and your family members and may be easy enough for your contractor to put in for you. Here are some advantages of this window type.
A major advantage of this type of window is that it provides extra seating in the room. This can be especially useful if your living room is on the smaller side. When the window is in place, its seat may be able to comfortably accommodate two people. Whether you have a large family or you just enjoy regular parties and other gatherings at your home, the availability of the extra seating space can make the room feel less cramped.
The Illusion Of More Space
Another perk of this type of window is that it can give the illusion that there's more space in the room than there actually is. This is especially the case if your contractor is putting in a window that is larger than the one it was replacing. The bigger the window size, the brighter the room will look — and this generally makes the space feel bigger and like it can accommodate more people than you may think. Additionally, window seats usually sit in bay windows, you can get the feeling that there's more room.
An Ideal Spot For Decorating
Some people have windows with built-in seats installed mainly for the purpose of creating extra space, while others prefer this type of window for its visual benefits. The large seat gives you an ideal spot for decorating. You can get a padded seat made to suit the look and feel of your living room, and then accent it with some pillows. Or, you might wish to use this surface not for sitting, but rather as a spot to place decor pieces such as small statues or figures, framed family photos, or other similar items that will add to the ambiance of the room.