Aug 04, 2014 11:31 pm
We are having a picture window above the kitchen sink (not cooktop). The design we have has the base of the window starting about 45cm up from the bench top. So essentially you will have bench then glass splashback (white) then window. Still haven't decided if we will have cupboards above the window.
All the images I see show the window starting at bench height, like a literal replacement of the splashback. Question for anyone who has a window splashback starting at bench level.
1. Do you wish it was higher so you could actually see out of it better OR are you happy with where it is?
2. Does the window/sill need constant cleaning at bench level
It was suggested to us to have the window a bit higher off the bench so we can actually see out of it. I'm not sure what looks better (bench height or higher). Does the fact you can see out of it when it is a bit higher make it look better or does it look odd to have a window hovering at eyelevel above the sink. The window is about 450mm high and almost 2m long. We have 10ft ceilings so height for cabinetry isn't an issue.
Just want to get a feel for practicality of design for people who have a window splashback.
Re: Kitchen Splashback / Window2
Aug 08, 2014 8:19 pm
I like the window splash backs.....this kitchen I did a few years ago.
Make sure you have a point of interest out the window or its pointless doing it.
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Re: Kitchen Splashback / Window3
Aug 18, 2014 2:18 pm
Hi, we have a window splashback in our new house but haven't moved in yet to comment on cleaning. However be aware of how it can affect placement of power points - at pre start they placed gpos for the bench top on plan and all seemed fine. Come construction. Electrician says nowhere to put gpos as the window starts at bench and butts up to laminate cabinetry on either side!! Ended up having to get a power box thing on inside of cabinet with a power point thing on outer side to service bench top - it's a bit bulky but we've ended up with 4 points from it. Our window is low like a splashback if we'd gone higher would need blinds due to privacy ,
Re: Kitchen Splashback / Window4
Aug 22, 2014 10:17 pm
Ours is sort of inbetween, its about 100mm up from bench height (one row of tiles) Its 4.3m wide and about 450mm high. We also haven't moved in yet, but we got it for the lighting, not for a view. Although to give it a bit of pizazz, I'm planning on running a vertical herb garden under it outside so we get some greenery to look at
And, even though you have high ceilings, it would still make a difference for overheads - no point having them if you can't reach anything in them!
Re: Kitchen Splashback / Window5
Sep 14, 2014 11:19 pm
Thanks for your feedback. The window is now about 150mm above the bench which has allowed for cabinetry and open shelving above. Looks great in the design so fingers crossed it turns out equally as good in real life. We are hoping to do the whole vertical herb garden outside the window as well. I just hope I can keep it alive!
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