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Old 01-25-2009, 08:33 AM   #1
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The mud room/laundry is nearing completion. That job closed in an area that leaves a kitchen window looking out onto the washer and dryer. Planning the kitchen remodel next and have to decide what to do with the window.

Anyone got any ideas/comments on how to deal with the window? I could just frame it in and drywall, install shelves, maybe a high cabinet there? Looking for ideas that you all have seen/done that you thought came out well. The kitchen sink is at the window and will probably stay there. I am not concerned with how it looks in the laundry area.



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Old 01-25-2009, 09:04 AM   #2
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most kitchen windows look outside that i've ever seen..... something about wishing you were out there and not doing dishes, i think. lol
i'd close it up and drywall, then move the sink to another window. (probably not an option to you)
but do something! who wants to stare at a washer/dryer while washing dishes?



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Old 01-25-2009, 09:24 AM   #3
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Another option, given that there is enough space on the other side, might be to put in a garden shelf for herbs, small flowers etc. A growlight along the top, about 12 -14" deep would require only taking up 8-10" of the laundry room side. Not too deep or it would be hard to reach or water the plants. Maybe even a mirror on the back wall for added perception of depth.
Just a thought...
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:58 AM   #4
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Install glass block in the opening. is another idea. BOB
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an acrylic block window or panel [hyliter] would be much easier
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:15 PM   #6
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If you are not going to move the sink and want to keep the illusion of a window you might replace it with a large piece of stained glass.


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