We are doing up a 1930s semi and have installed underfloor heating downstairs. This means no radiator in the beautiful bay. My plan was to have a window seat put under the bay - somewhere for additional storage, somewhere to sit and read. A window seat.
Is this a good idea? Or naff? Will I regret the space going (sitting room still pretty big without the bay)? Will it cause curtain issues?
If you lean back when sitting would you put pressure on the curtain pole? We got blinds to deal with this issue. Our window seat is uncomfortable due to draft, not soft enough and not the right height.
As long as there's still somewhere for the Christmas tree (I can't be the only one to plan this out when viewing houses surely?!). Now why didn't I ever think to do this. Two houses and neither had a good spot for the tree. Third times a charm for me, I'll be checking tree spots in our next house.
Mrs Ewing - good point about the comfort factor! And you know that at some point the builder will ask "how high do you want it?" So just started a new thread to pick on others experiences.....is yours too high or too low?
I'm not sure they are very practical, where do you lean back when sitting on a window seat, for example? Do you need the storage? I think I'd be tempted to try a pair of armchairs in the bay first, I think a pair of chairs and a round table in the middle looks good and would be more comfortable to sit and read in.
There are some good pics of both options here [[http://www.houzz.com/furniture-for-bay-window-area/ls=4]
Do you know what that is a good idea....I think I will wait. I really could do with the storage but just been into the sitting room and it may make what is now a lovely room into a bit of a box. It is something that the builder can do later (after a few months of bread and water) without any problems...and will save a few ££s for now too (which we desperately need to do).
We are going for a slightly more traditional trying not to be hurumphy at the old-fashioned remark look in the sitting room as want a home for inherited furniture. So warm, cosy, dark wood in the sitting room and light airy more contemporary in the rest of the house. So Noddy you are probably right - but I think that is why I like them. The space thing/pragmatic thing is a consideration. And it would be nice to make at least one decision after we have moved in and not before. Oh will this ever end....
We have window seats in 4 rooms, I love them They are all on the sunny side of the house and are good to sit in. They are in recesses so you just lean against the side (with a cushion) and they have covered foam padding on top. Lots of storage inside.