Turn your window area into a small office. Install a built-in desk and shelves under a large window for a work area with a view: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/small-spaces/strategies/small-space-home-offices/?socsrc=bhgpin040715spacewithaview&page=14
Have you dedicated a space in your home to your creative side? Fantastic! Why not incorporate some office supplies too, adjacent to your laptop. Scrapbook, craft, and pay bills all at the same time with a multitasking zone like this.