Open floor plans have made working and schooling from home these past 10 months a little bit tricky. Families are adding desks to living rooms, turning dining rooms into study spaces, and building walls in attic offices. They’ve also taken advantage of ready-made places like window seats that perhaps didn’t see much action before.
Mitchell Parker, senior editor at Houzz, says: “Window seats have always been a popular feature among our community. Over the past year, we have seen the trend of remote work having an impact on home design, with homeowners doubling down on creating efficient dedicated offices, work nooks, and backyard cottages. For many, a compact and efficient work nook provides all the function needed for working on a laptop, participating in video meetings, and managing the household.”
Retailer Alison Barnard O’Brien, whose home has a whopping seven window seats, says uses include a home