Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kitchen Windows

I would not be exaggerating if I told you I am jealous of windows. Fiercely. Not in windows generally, just those that are in the kitchen, above the sink. I do not have a window right above my sink, and I think it is so beautiful and calming.








Shouldn't it be mandatory that all kitchen sinks must have a window above them? I have an angled sink that looks at the window but is not directly below the window. Next kitchen, I am telling you right now? Must have the window. They are just too pretty not to.
So just for the record, if you have such a window, I am jealous.










18 comments:

Faith said...

not to worry......all windows are not created equal....I have a window above my sink...when I look out I literally see a red brick wall....from the house next door..there is no view...but it does shed light...but nothing to look at while I am at the sink..:(
a seascape would be nice...what about a mural wallcovering of some kind...just a thought...a window with a view.....lovely....have a good one...Faith

Sal said...

I love the pics you chose!
Yes I do have a kitchen window right above my sink and am lucky to be able to watch the birds from there ;-)

MelMel said...

I have no pretty view from my kitchen window....just the back of other peeps houses....:>((
I'd love a belfast sink tho....love them!xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Those are lovely pics, I wouldn't mind a kitchen like some of those! In my last house our sink looked over our big front garden, which was really nice. Here I have a great view of a breezeblock wall :-/

Mel xxx

Vee said...

Yes, I agree. I don't know how women function without being able to see outside (without cranking their necks). Fortunately, I have always had a window directly over the sink. My favorite over-the-sink window looked directly onto a honeysuckle bush where in summer I could watch hummingbirds and in winter cardinals. I still miss that one.

I love that last kitchen you've shown. Do you remember where you found that?

Hollypop's said...

When I stand at the sink I can look out to the garden and see the birds and my neighbours' sheep.
Enjoyed looking at your pics.
Take care.
Nickyx

This Vintage Life... said...

You're so right...kitchen windows were made to have a sink underneath!
Deb x

MrsL said...

Mine is similar to the second photo, but not so tidy LOL I have the white Belfast sinka nd original 1947 wooden draining boards; teh windows need painting, but they do look out over the back garden - bird table, spring flowers, ducks and chickens at the moment. In the process of making a window quilt for it - it's big - about 6ft x 3 ft, cold in winter, there's a lot of little panes of glass.
I know I'm lucky to have it. :)

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Vee:

I am almost positive it came from the Ideal Home site. But I will double check to be sure ;)

Lisa xo

willywagtail said...

I have such a window and would love to share it with you because I understand. To do dirty dishes without the blessings of a beautiful view would be impossible. But not for You! Keep calm and carry on. You are doing brilliantly under such terrible conditions. ;)

Jenn said...

Such lovely pictures...makes the craving for a home of our own worse. I do have a window over the kitchen sink, but it just looks over at the neighbors house and frond door...not inspiring at all.

thriftymrs said...

I have one below my sink, but, but, but it looks at a white wall and nothing else. Pah!

annie's abode said...

i have no pretty window either above my sink - just a wooden fence. i do keep think i should pretty it up in some way. any ideas?

the kitchen in ard na mara makes up for it as it has a lovely view overlooking the fields and sea. i want to be there now.
anniex

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

:-) i like the pictures!! i have a window with a nice view as well but never spend any time at the sink as use the dishwasher :-D
Lesley x

kelly said...

The view does make a difference. If you have a window but a poor view then it can just get you down. What would your view be like? I have "window envy" alltogether, not just the kitchen one. If someone has beautiful windows I am jealous!

Cathy said...

I love windows too, and had new sash ones put in a few years ago. Unfortunately the kitchen window was in good condition, unlike the rest and we didn't have it done. I've regretted it ever since. I love 'Through the Kitchen Window' - one of my fave books.
Cathy X

Anonymous said...

I "feel for you" as they say. Our house has no window above the sink. I put a framed mirror there and I decorate it with the seasons. We can wash dishes and talk to people behind us, plus I decorate it according to the seasons. But it is still not the same as having a window over the sink.

Katie Nicoll said...

Kitchen sinks and windows are meant for each other. Think about it... back when lights and electricity were not as widespread, the kitchen still had a lot of activity going on. The place needed the natural light from the sun, and the area around the sink was an ideal place.