Window Sill Extender Ideas for Maximizing Every Inch of Space
Windowsills are usually nothing more than a space for plants or forgotten tchotchkes, but they provide plenty of opportunity, especially if you can find a way to make them larger. Windowsill extenders may sound like a funky contraption, but they enable you to make more out of the smallest ledges.
This can be as simple as scooting a bench or shelf in front of a window or extending your space outside through the use of a window flower box. There are even clever little tables that can provide sunbathing pace for your plants or a place to snooze for your cat. The following examples will help spark some ideas for increasing the space and options for your windowsills.
1. Turn It Into a Bench
While you might think there’s only so much space you can eke out of a windowsill, you’re in for a surprise. For maximum space, placing a bench, like seen in this colorful Montreal home, or even a small table can instantly turn a windowsill into a sitting spot or work area.
2. Give Your Cat a Hangout Spot
Branching out your window sill to give your cat a space to snooze is one of the best options in our opinion. While your cat may still prefer your bathroom sink or the top of the fridge, at least it has options.
3. Stretch out your sill for plants
4. Implement a Hanging Shelf
5. Create a Makeshift Table
Placing a flat shelf in front of a window, like in this Chicago studio, turns a tiny sill into an actual table. Whether you hang it from the ceiling or simply place a premade version in front, it gives you a workable area with a view.