October 25, 2021

Overlooking Beacon Hill on a Custom Daybed

I’m going to show you some unique features of our custom daybed/window seat as we move ahead with our Beacon Hill project.


Just imagine settling in with a good book on a cozy cushion on this daybed, natural light spilling in as you gaze out over Storrow Drive. This little nook is so much more than a window seat—it’s going to be a coveted spot in the home for total relaxation.

This window bench originally was just going to be for storage—with a lift top and provide extra space to store pillows or blankets and using the floor as the catch. But we realized this bench was just begging for intentional design with a purpose. So, after considering the kitchen shaker style doors, we decided to add three shaker drawer fronts to the bench—keeping the rooms aesthetically cohesive. Then a solid top will be installed and scribed tight to the wall. Add a cushion, some pillows, and a blanket—and the serenity factor gets notched up.  

Of course, we always want to maximize storage—especially in small areas. The drawers are going to be deep in the center and less so on the angled wall sides. Using a short slide and a long slide on each side drawer, we were able to design these drawers to get the most cubic space possible.


We’ve designed this daybed to look like a piece of freestanding furniture. Although the top is scribed tight, the sides have small openings on each end so it creates the illusion of furniture. We’ve installed a reveal about six inches deep so nothing can get lost back there. The daybed will appear to sit on two “legs” and a kick behind will prevent anything from rolling underneath.

It’s time to discover what NS Builders can intentionally craft for you! Contact us today to get started on your custom dream home. Together, we can make it happen.

—Nick Schiffer


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