For Kitchen area-looking for a window seat where there is not actually a window. Entry bench from a coffee table, seat cushions and a basket. Use the basket to collect keys, mail, books, and other items that pile up by the door.
DIY Storage bench - great idea if you have a kitchen under first window. Add cushion, use bench as seating. Put bench against wall, push table against wall, great storage for occasionally used kitchen things.
DIY Window Seat Bookcase with No Sew Bench Cushion