A built in window seat or bench turns a formal dining area in to a more cozy space. The added bonus which everyone needs is the bench can be used as extra storage for all those bulky items keeping them out of sight. Furniture unit of this kind can be kind of expensive to get them made to fit, luckily there are make Ikea hacks that can be done to create a look and unit that is perfect for your space. We have looked to the following example as inspiration for your next DIY Ikea dining hack:
The following is super simple but really effective. They have taken the Ikea Kallax, topped with wood and added some chunky cushions.
source: Valentina Puglia
The following shows just how customisable the kallax is for this, with cushions and backing along both side of the wall it has tuned in to a glamorous seating nook.