Jennifer's High/Low Home in the Hills: Window seats in the kitchen add extra casual seating for guests to be able to chat with the host during parties. People love to gather in the kitchen, so having an extra place to sit down is always helpful.
Stairway Window Seat: House of Turquoise: Need an extra place to curl up with a good book. I have always lusted over window seats at the end of a staircase. They can change the look of a staircase and give it the extra wow factor.
Craftsman Dream House in Venice: Redfin: I am finding that more homes are utilizing casual dining areas in the kitchen versus sitting at a formal dining room table. I love how the striped fabric on the built-in bench breaks up the rich wood tones of the kitchen and visually separates the space.
Inspiration: Home Library with Window Seat: This is my dream built-in window seat — positioned between two large bookcases. The architectural quality of the piece is completely inspiring. Now to fill the bookcase with books and to lounge out on the window seat all weekend! Images: As linked above