Place in a Light Using a Window Backsplash

An beautiful and unexpected window backsplash can bring style and light into any kitchen. Whether you go for a single window or a long row of glass, low-profile windows or full-height windows, it will make your kitchen feel more open and brighter. A window framing the great outdoors could be all of the artwork you have to have in your own space.

Need some convincing? Take a peek at a few of my favorite windows below.

Three Legged Pig Design

Wall to wall. If you have a small kitchen, including a window which runs along its length can add light and an awareness of space.

Just keep in mind you will want to locate some smart plug-in spots for appliances. Kitchens have outlets on the front part of the base cabinets, right under the counter overhang.

SchappacherWhite Architecture D.P.C.

Frosted. Concerned about a backsplash showing too much? Get it redeemed for solitude. Most custom window manufacturers offer this kind of glass but you can also use a vinyl plank covering as a DIY alternative.

Studio Marler

Extended height. The conventional backsplash is 18 inches high, but do not let that measurement restrict you. Do what this homeowner did and extend the measurement. This extra-large window allows in lots of sun.

Remember a taller backsplash signifies any upper cupboards will have to be greater, too. You could only require a step stool to reach them.

Crisp Architects

Tiled in. Just like a window at a shower, this one was fully tiled in, camouflaging the window frame and linking the window in the existing backsplash.

Work closely with your contractor or designer to make this appearance. You will need to make sure the window is correctly aligned with the backsplash tile.

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All-in-one. Give a conventional kitchen sink a contemporary twist by stretch it over your complete backsplash.

This homeowner chosen to install a constant single pane of glass to conduct the entire length of the counter, with no transitions.

Corner. This seamless corner window installation creates an instant focal point in this magnificent space. Mixing the glass using a clear caulk, rather than a framework, made all the difference.

Sarah Greenman

Operable. While many windows installed at a backsplash are fixed (do not open), you can install operable windows which can open and close, such as in this picture.

This extra bit of venting is excellent at a part of the home that experiences so many cleaning and cooking scents.

ASID, Terri Symington

Glass block. Among the most common ways to incorporate sun to a kitchen is using glass block. Its opaqueness obscures the view for privacy, unlike standard glass.

Renovation Detail: The Kitchen-Sink Window

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