built-in window seat and shelves

Friday, February 3, 2017

Our playroom just isn't working quite as well as I think it could.  I guess by definition it's doing its job.  It's a room that gets played in.  I see so much more potential though!  I can't get the idea of a built-in window seat and shelves out of my head.

Here's what the playroom currently looks like.  Props to the kids for picking up, but stuff is crammed everywhere.  Here's where I'm picturing the built-in window seat with storage below and shelves along the sides.

We originally had an old couch with a slipcover sitting up against the window wall, which looked so much nicer than this current set up.  But, while the extra seating was nice, the loose slipcover drove me insane and toys were always getting lost behind the back of the couch.  Every day I pulled that thing away in search of a toy.  We ended up donating the couch, and then I built this table so the kids could have a place to put their legos together (instead of taking over our dining room).  I intended on getting some chairs for the table and never got around to it.

This "storage" side of the room is somewhat functional.  I want to donate like every single one of those stuffed animals.  OVER THEM.  My thought is that all of this (minus the breading stuffed animals) could be stored under the new window seat and shelves on the window wall.  I would then place their lego table on this wall.  

Here's what's inspiring me:

| studio mcgee |

I think it could be really great!  And, it will perfectly transition to a more grown up lounge area when they're older.  Can't beat that.

Which is your favorite?


  1. oooh yes! i love this plan! i had wanted to do something similar in our dining room but we got the daybed instead at least for now!

    1. I love your dining room daybed!!! I can totally envision a builtin there now :)

  2. Our playroom looks the same! So thankful to have it, but MAN! I swear those toys multiply overnight! I love the look of built-ins with a bench! I want to do something similar down the line. Are you going to tackle it yourself or hire out? I big puffy heart all these inspiration pics. :)

  3. Love this idea! I need to work on our playroom too, but it's a ways down the long list of house projects.

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  6. Cool idea. Thanks for it. As for me, everyone should love his house. And if you want it to be modern and beautidul, you have to do something. For example, every year I use services of this company Supercity website to clean my windows and to paint my house. Honestly, it's not expensive and very qualitatively and everyone can afford himself to use those services. Plus, its professionals work very fast


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