Kitchen window blocked
Linda Cook
July 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
The window above my kitchen sink is blocked/covered by the addition of a garage on the outside wall. The previous owner put a mirror in place of the window glass but I think its creepy to look at myself while washing the dishes. Any ideas for how to use the space or make it more decorative.
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dalma darling
Yikes! I agree that a mirror above the sink while washing dishes is a bit odd. Are you able to snap a quick photo and attach it here so we can get a better idea of what you're working with?
August 7, 2013 at 2:13pm   
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0825sam
A photo would help. My initial thought is open shelving

August 7, 2013 at 2:16pm     
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Matthew Craig Interiors
drywall over it? picture would help :-)
August 7, 2013 at 2:18pm   
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dalma darling
Oh, I love the idea of the shelving above - great idea, sam0705!
August 7, 2013 at 2:20pm   
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Linda Cook
Thanks for the replies. I can't post a picture yet as we aren't moving to the house until the 15th. I am leaning towards boxing it in and putting shelves as it is 42 inches wide. The other option I was thinking was a scenic print and a vintage frame over it to make it look like i have a view out the window. I can't find any pics of this option. Or treating it like a backsplash and putting up tile or bead board along the whole wall.
August 7, 2013 at 5:53pm     
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dalma darling
Great ideas! When you move in and are tackling the kitchen snap a pic and share it so we can help you think on it too. Good luck with the move and congrats on the new house!
August 7, 2013 at 9:49pm   
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pcmom1
How about a plate rack?
August 7, 2013 at 10:13pm   
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Linda Cook
Here is a picture of the window above my sink that overlooks a garage that was added to the house. Looking for some ideas to cover this window and make the space look like it "belongs"
September 2, 2013 at 5:55pm     
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flyergal
Put in an atrium window with frosted glass that extends into garage. Install some grow lights , add small pots of fresh herbs and small potted flowers.
September 2, 2013 at 6:15pm     
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flyergal
I was thinking greenhouse window
September 2, 2013 at 6:22pm   
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nwduck
Is there any space between the window and the garage wall? If so, how wide is it? Or does the garage wall butt right up against the house exterior wall?
September 2, 2013 at 6:43pm   
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Linda Cook
There is no wall. The original window that looked out to the yard now looks into the garage. i can remove the window or cover it. I am searching for ideas for vintage shutters or a vintage window frame. Would like to upcycle something
September 2, 2013 at 6:58pm   
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nwduck
Oh my gosh. It's hard to believe they built a whole garage and didn't deal with this at the same time. If that's the case, I think you may want to just drywall it, and do some glass shelving. Since you have the ceiling light over the area, it could make a very pretty kitchen display area, say, for colored glass pieces, etc.
September 2, 2013 at 7:14pm     
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pcmom1
Whatever you decide about the window space, I suggest you look into adding a Solatube skylight over your sink to replace the light lost from the lack of window. They have these that are light/ skylight combos. I have five in my home (three of the combos down a previously long dark hallway and two skylight only in my living room).
September 2, 2013 at 7:44pm     
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Linda Cook
There are two skylights in the kitchen in the sink area.
September 2, 2013 at 7:50pm     
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