So you might be wondering, what does it cost to add a window seat bench to your home? Here’s how it broke down for us. Keep in mind that I built everything from scratch. You might be able to save time and money by starting with pre-finished cabinet boxes and doors, depending on the look you’re going for.
For reference, this bench was 116″ long, 18″ high, and 18″ deep.
- Paint: $40
- Primer: $30
- Drawer Slides: $160
- Birch/Primed Plywood: $280
- Poplar: $56
- Studs: $12
- Hardware: $65
- Cushion: $125
- Sconce: $72
The biggest savings on this project, aside from labor, is the cushion. My mom saved me nearly $500 by making it for me. It feels special to have her contribute to the story of the window seat.
I have leftover paint, primer, and plywood that I’ll be able to use in future projects. This total doesn’t include the other stuff I had on hand already, like wood filler, wood glue, nails, edge banding, sandpaper, caulk, tools, etc.
Was this more or less than you had in mind?