I built a windowseat bench with storage for the kids room.
Added a cushion and pillows for comfort in hopes of enticing my kids to sit and read.
And bonus added storage bins down below because you cannot let that space go to waste!
Before this space had been occupied by a desk:
My young kids never used the desk so I moved it to the master bedroom, you can see that makeover here.
And now the much improved space:
I modified the size drastically.
My bench measures 37.5"w x 25.5"d x 18"h.
It's made from 3/4" plywood framed with 1x2s painted semi gloss white.
I also made the pillows and cushion which is three layers of foam mattress topper inserted into the fabric.
I used 3/8" rope for the piping on the cushion:
(Only because that's what I had and I needed a beefier piping than the 1/4" standard.)
It's not perfect or professional but it works:
And my girls like it:
One last side by side: