Oh the dreaded windowsill in Hong Kong. Most of the time its a hate-hate relationship because what we really need is more footprint for furniture, rather than a volume that protrudes from a wall. Here is what I had to consider in using this space; its too high to be a seat, the window is good for natural light so I can’t put extra storage that is too high and plants are cool but I need room to put practical items.
It took me awhile to figure out what to put on this windowsill and finally I decided to put…my, wait for it…printer. Yes, absolutely anti-climatic. So you might wonder? Why can’t I customize furniture. The simple answer is – I’m renting and I don’t want to spend a wad of cash.
In all honesty what normally happens is a space that is cluttered with magazines, mail and anything you can toss onto this odd surface.
Pricerite has been doing some great work in introducing affordable & multi-functional furniture solutions to real spatial problems Hong Kong people face. Introducing the WinSill, a furniture line catered to maximizing space to the sadly ubiquitous windowsill. Are they perfect? No! But there is a lot to like. We particularly like the extendable desk option and hopefully they can expand on this range to give more function to the Hong Kong windowsills.
Are there any other useful yet beautiful ways you use your windowsills? Let us know and leave a comment below.
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