Bay window breakfast BENCH
Year Completed: September 2012
bay windows make intimate spaces in a home - the bench makes home, a tad bit 'homier'.
This project was at the beginning of a much larger home renovation effort to make this private residence more functional and hosting ready. In the kitchen nook was this great bay window. We noticed that the space gets great light from the western sky but that light was difficult to enjoy because there were no places to sit and position tables without blocking the path between rooms. In many homes, bay windows make excellent intimate spaces for eating, reading and conversation. We decided to nestle a bench into this area to introduce that same intimate feel. A heating radiator exists at the window. So we had to build above it and continue to allow heat to flow from underneath it and warm the space. We accomplished this by designing removable mesh panels at the base. A simple project that make this home, just a little "homey".