Video: The Many-sided Windowsill
2023 Author: Douglas Hoggarth | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 20:16
Almost every house has window sills - a detail that seems to be not vital, but on the other hand, and not superfluous. If they disappear, it will not be so uncomfortable: where to put flowers in pots, what to lean on when looking out of the window, what to put radiators under? In a functional sense, in a home, a window sill is most often used in this way. But there are many non-standard solutions that allow you to transform the window sill into a beautiful and practical part of the interior at the same time. We will introduce you to some of them today.
The window-sill-table becomes such when the window-sill board, strongly developed to the size of the tabletop, turns into a fully-fledged workplace. It is useful for families with children, students and parents who work from home, for example, as dispatchers on their home phone. Such a table can be fixed and then additional shelves for reference books and work journals can be placed under it.
It can be folding. A wooden beam is reinforced under the windowsill, a tabletop made of a piece of wood or chipboard is hung on hinges to it, and legs are attached to it. They can also be hinged or threaded. The table top is painted in the color of the walls or in the color of the wallpaper, so that in the lowered state, covering the battery, it is completely invisible. Such a table can be purely for drawing purposes, if the family needs it. In this case, a piece of chipboard can be replaced by the drawing board itself, which will stand on legs at the desired slope. The advantage of this option is also that the table is as close as possible to the window and is well lit.
There are apartments with a small corner window, the window sill of which can also be turned into a table. A table top with one support that fills the corner creates a triangular table, and if you "build up" it with a square, you get a full dining table. If necessary, a viewing or copying table can be arranged in the window corner.
A wide window sill, smoothly turning into a dining table-peninsula, can be a very practical solution in a small kitchen, where the functionality of every detail is especially important.
A wardrobe window sill is appropriate if the idea of using the space under the windowsill for a cabinet in which various household items will be stored seems attractive. Such a design can acquire the features of a chest of drawers with horizontal shelves or a dressing table, designed in a strict elegant classic style. Skillful window decoration with curtains will add artistic completeness to this solution. A simplified version - storage for newspapers and magazines in the form of an elegant trellis shelf.
The library window sill gets the most ample opportunities in houses with wide bay windows. Shelves are installed under the windowsill along the perimeter of the bay window and filled with books. They can also accommodate a table lamp, and next to a cozy armchair or just a soft carpet with large pillows instead of seats.
The winter garden sill is especially effective in the bay window. There is a lot of sunlight, which is so necessary for plants, a lot of free space, into which you cannot push heavy furniture. Some of the plants are placed on the windowsill, and those that are larger on the floor. In buildings of old architecture, bay windows are especially spacious. If you place a small light table and seats among the flowering plants, you will get a kind of gazebo, where you can have tea drinking "in the lap of nature."
A windowsill-children's corner can have a completely unusual look. If he settles down in a bay window, then there will be enough space even to pull the corner with a drawstring like a puppet theater. If a child does not have a room of his own, behind such a curtain, he can feel completely isolated in his world of games and fantasies.
Windowsill - the music center should be planned as a single structure. If a large pull-out panel is placed at the back of the cabinet, then it can simultaneously serve as a night curtain and a screen for watching slide films. Such a music center can have an organic continuation in the form of a wall, a built-in cabinet or a rack.
A window sill is more likely to be possible in houses with an individual layout with large windows reaching almost to the floor. At the base of such a bed, you can arrange boxes for storing bedding, linen, clothes.
The podium sill is becoming such a multifunctional detail that it can be viewed as a work area, as a sports ground, and as a place to relax. During the day, you can slide the bed under it, and then there will be enough space for the owner's active sports and cultural life.
The Japanese corner window sill is an option for adherents of the Japanese style in the interior. The opportunity to turn an entire apartment or room into "Japan" may not be possible, but everyone can arrange a corner. On the windowsill and on the shelves underneath, there are figurines or dishes in the appropriate spirit, or just a picturesque driftwood, a mat is laid on the floor, bamboo curtains are hung on the windows.
A sports wall window sill is suitable for a small apartment, whose residents cannot afford a full-fledged sports wall. You can build a metal sliding structure and attach it to the windowsill using hinges. For sports, it moves apart, and when folded, hangs under the windowsill, closing the heating battery. For push-ups and pumping up the press, the simplest option is enough, but if you wish, your imagination will tell you how it can be supplemented and complicated.
The sink-sill is suitable for both kitchens and bathrooms with a window. A washbasin or sink is built into the window sill, which is at the same time the surface of the basement structure, work table or cabinet.
Window sill apartment for a pet. This is an option for those who consider four-legged pets to be family members. A similar solution to their "housing problem" is possible with any configuration of the window sill. In the case of a corner window, the front panel with a window should be removed in order to conveniently clean this area.
A windowsill-fireplace also has a place to be, although it is wiser and easier to plan here not real fireplaces with live fire, but electric or cassette false fireplaces.
This is how it is, our modest window sill - it harbors many opportunities. And that is not all! The features of the layout of your own apartment may suggest your own ideas, perhaps even more original than those presented here. And professionals will willingly help you to bring them to life.
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