Creating a Window Seat

Reference Number: KB-00856
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials


I have a box window and would like to create a window seat for it.  How do I do that?


A window seat can be easily placed in your box window using the base cabinet tool.

To create a window seat

  1. Select Build> Cabinets> Base Cabinet  tool and click in the plan to place a base cabinet. 

    For the purpose of this example, 3 base cabinets were used. 

  2. Move the cabinets in to place in the box window.

    You may need to hold down the Control key on your keyboard, or the Command key if you are working on a Mac,  while moving the cabinets to allow for unrestricted movement. 

  3. Use the edit handles on the cabinets to re-size them to fit in the space provided by the box window.

  4. Next, select the first cabinet and choose Open Object  to display the Base Cabinet Specification dialog.

  5. On the Front panel:

    • Select the Backsplash in the preview, if one is present, and click on the Delete button.

    • Repeat this process to Delete both the Toekick and Drawer as well, leaving a single door for the cabinet.

    • Select the countertop in the preview, and increase its thickness in the Item Height field.

      For the purposes of this example, change it to 3".

  6. Go to the Door/Drawer panel to select whether or not to display Handles or Hinges on your doors and change their location on the door.

  7. Select the Materials panel, select the Countertop and click the Select Material button to display the Select Library Object dialog, which allows you to choose an appropriate fabric for your window seat.


    Set the remaining materials for the rest of your cabinet including the cabinet itself, any doors or doors and the hardware.

  8. Click OK to apply the changes and close the Base Cabinet Specification dialog.

  9. Repeat these steps for the remaining cabinets and finally take a 3D camera view to see the results.