Lack of space is the most frequent problem in modern dwellings, and using every inch of space is essential. A windowsill is often left without attention, you can just place a couple of pots on them and forget about it. A windowsill, especially a wide one, can get a lot of uses and can accommodate a lot of things, and today I’d like to share some of the most useful ideas.
Kitchens are often small and you literally can’t find a space for a dining area. No problem, you can always find some space for a tiny breakfast bar, and your windowsill will be a table. Whether it’s a narrow or a wide windowsill, there’s always some space for a couple of cups and plates. Sometimes such a space is enough for dining and other meals, too. Add a couple or more stools that fit your decor style and voila – a breakfast bar is done!
Most of us need at least a small desk for paying bills and other stuff, and a windowsill is a great piece to use as a desk. It’s a great idea to incorporate a desk somewhere without making a whole home office, and if you don’t need a large one, a narrow windowsill is enough. You may add storage shelves under it or on the wall on both sides. If the windowsill is thick enough, why not make some drawers inside?
A daybed is a great piece for reading, lying, relaxing and tons of other things, and if you need one and don’t know where to make it – use your windowsill. Upholster a windowsill with some comfy fabric or just add cushions or pillows, and voila – your daybed is ready! Of course it works only if your windowsill is large and thick enough, and you may add drawers under it to hide your stuff.