7 Great Ways to Utilise Your Bay Window
Stuck with a bay window you don't need? Here are some ideas that will turn your untapped seat space into something useful
In Singapore, however, a bay window is, more often than not, a developer’s tool to selling more floor area than is actually usable. So architects and designers have had to be creative with bay windows, especially when the homeowner hopes to recover that extra floor area they bought but can’t seem to use. Here are some clever transformations for that odd, seat-high space.
In this Brisbane home, the bay window obviously takes pride of place within the living area.
As built-in bay windows in Singapore condos go, you can’t tear it down or carve hidden storage units from it. In this bedroom, design firm Architology used the bay window as the base for an entertainment cabinet, on which the TV is perched (the cabinet conceals all the wiring and set-top boxes). The bay window is further disguised with a veneer finish similar to the built-in.
Maximise that bay window by incorporating it into your built-in bed’s design. Proj. B Studio used the length of the bay window for a comprehensive bedside bench-headboard-bedside table design: A wood veneer surface conceals the actual bay window seat, on which the bedside tables and the headboard are built.
In this corner room, there are two bay window seats. The designer, Creative Mind Design, opted to keep one, and completely conceal the other by building the bed onto it. To justify the odd height of the built-in bed, it’s been designed as a two-step platform, underlit with a strip of LED to make it seem as if it were floating, taking away its bulky appearance.
For this small corner room, designer Proj. B Studio maximised the two – albeit small – bay windows by joining them and building a study desk out of them. The corner creates leg space you normally wouldn’t have by simply adding another layer to make your bay window seat desk-height.
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By putting the TV directly adjacent to the bay window seat, which Ciseern did, the homeowners are invited to actually enjoy the bay window. It may just remind them, too, of the urban view that’s to be taken in when the TV’s off.
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