Odd Space Solution: Stephanie's DIY Bay Windows

Odd Space Solution: Stephanie's DIY Bay Windows

Aug 17, 2006

Yesterday we received an inspiring e-mail from a reader in Massachusetts.

Stephanie had something to say about bay windows, one of our Bay Area Odd Space Dilemmas. She wrote:

"I may not be from the Bay Area, but the Bay State (MA) has its fair share of bay windows.

I have two in my apartment, and at first they were major areas of dead space, but we found a great way to make use of them.

In the Living Room, we cut a desk from MDF to fit the angles of the window and cut a half circle to fit an office chair.

"In the Bedroom, we designed and built a window seat with storage space under the cushion (made from a futon mattress).

These really provide some style and function, and make the most of our space."

Indeed they do. As far as we're concerned, a bay window's a bay window, whether it takes in Atlantic or Pacific light.

The Bay Area thanks Stephanie and the Bay State for some great ideas!

What's happening in your bay window?
Send in pics (dilemma or solution), or post them to flickr with the tag apartmenttherapysanfrancisco.

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