Need a little extra usable space? A long ledge under the window or along an open wall can give you just the room you need for a shelf, herb garden, or even additional seating...

1 Lillian's apartment ledge provides extra shelving behind the sofa.
2 Lila's home office is constructed from a ledge that wraps around the window.
3 A small kitchen ledge covers the radiator and holds a windowsill garden.
4 Roy and Jen use their window ledge as extra seating.
5 In Wayne's diagonal home, a ledge at the base of the stairs acts as a TV stand.

Photos: Lillian, Lila, Alvhem, Jill Slater, Wayne