Does everybody have at least one kitchen design feature that they truly + deeply + madly love?
The one scrumptuous thing that draws your eye in each + every Pinterest photo you spy?
Well, I do! Can you guess what it might be?
That’s right — it’s the large windows/window wall above the kitchen sink!
YUM, right? To me, those puny, little single over-the-sink windows are just tragic! J/K, kind of!
Here’s my current kitchen (below). Tragic!
And look! It’s our Dutch colonial kitchen, ‘before’!
Potential tragedy, am I right?
Good news! It’s my lucky year!
We’ve sprung for the larger (dare I say ‘ginormous’?) above-the-sink kitchen window!
Here’s the brand of replacement windows we’re using, all from Home Depot:
We can’t recommend them more.
They’re very substantial + well-made + come with dozens of options!
We chose this window grille style — called Farmhouse.
We also sprung for the option of having high-profile grilles
which rest on top of the glass, both inside + out!
I’m a huge fan. Seriously, they make the windows more authentic + original-looking!
Is that window ‘calling’ for a window box, OR WHAT?
Those brackets really put that white vinyl** charmer over the top, don’t they?
**Our Dutch colonial’s exterior will be white + vinyl + as charming as I can possibly make it!
But I digress again!
Here are a few more photo ops of my newest love:
Here you can see how our kitchen flows nicely with our dining room + its gorgeous bay + huge windows:
Another view. Please pay close attention to the 2×4 board on the center of our floor:
I’ve decided we won’t replace our ‘before’ kitchen’s peninsula . . .
. . . (they’re SO ‘last century’! J/K!)
Instead, we’ll have an island, + it will be approximately the same length at that 2×4 board.
I’m still pondering over its exact style + color, etc.,
but I’d like to incorporate a plate rack like this one:
Our space is limited, but I’d love to provide room for seating.