How to add a fake window to a small kitchen with no windows


I have a small kitchen with no windows. One wall is the wall between the kitchen and garage (the kitchen table is against this wall and its the only place for it), one wall is a block wall separating our condo with another condo (this wall has the stove, oven, built in microwave, cabinets and counter, it is a full wall), another wall is the wall between the bathtub in the bathroom and the kitchen (This wall is where the kitchen sink, counter and cabinets are. Thats three walls right there. The entrance to the kitchen from the dining room has a nice size opening but the refrigerator fits snuggling the corner of the kitchen to the opening. It's making me crazy to have no window but with a little ingenuity, perhaps a fake window could be added to the wall above the kitchen sink, as there is a small area between cabinets over the sink. HELP!

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  • Cam33026403 Cam33026403 on Sep 22, 2018

    how about a frame picture frame from used store and then a mirror? Perhaps the lighting that comes in strips no power required

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Sep 22, 2018

    Find a sale on “fairy lights” Gentle and subtle.

    Find an old window that fits a space that makes you happy, and light. You can ither put a happy picture in or just tape some (gently ironed silver tissue or aluminum foil behind it.

    An alternative, again with subtle fairy lights, is one or two Shadow Box Frames on sale from Michaels. Tuckin a bit of real-looking mini greenery with the battery-operated fairy lights for a smile.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 22, 2018

    You could get a real window and paint a sunny day flowers clouds then hang it even add curtains above your sink maybe put a shelf below it

  • Dmholt4391 Dmholt4391 on Sep 22, 2018

    I just saw on this site where a lady w/ a long dark hallway found a great solution. You may find it on here. She used a window from an old storm door. She spray painted the back of the windows Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass so you could not see through them. She added strip lighting to the back of the wood framing. She chose white lights as there are others to choose from and they are sticky on the back that adheres to the frame. The light strip has a plug that she inserted into her timer. She has it set to come on in the day time only. She hung the window on L brackets and not fastened to ea. other. Hers is at the end of the long hall where there is not much chance of it being bumped into. You could use the L brackets, only fastening your window to the em as well as the wall, or choose other ways of fastening it to your wall. She added a valance and people think it is a real window. She got the valance and light strip from Amazon. She doesn't say where she got the timer. Hope this helps and as I said, you can probably find that on here.

  • Mindy D. Mindy D. on Sep 22, 2018

    You can build a "light box"....or use an old window, maybe frosted ,with a light behind it to mimic sunlight coming thru the window