What can I do with an akward space above my kitchen sink?

by Colleen
Normaly a small window would go there, but, being in a townhouse, we share that wall with our neighbor. thanks!
  20 answers
  • Susan Savarese Susan Savarese on May 19, 2017

    Colleen, are you just wanting something to hang on the wall? Or are you thinking of storage? I bought this sign for our lake house at Hobby Lobby for, gosh I think I paid maybe $20. Love it and it looks good over the sink.

  • Jackie Hartman Jackie Hartman on May 19, 2017

    Put a couple of floating shelves there.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on May 19, 2017

    You could build or put a shelf there. Then you could put supplies, plants, or display items you enjoy. If you don't like that idea, you could build a back splash using tiles, contact paper, etc. Dollar Tree also has great wall art stickers you could put in that space - inspirational words, art, etc. Framed artwork would go nicely there as well.

  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on May 19, 2017

    A pretty picture, tile mosaic, shelf going across the space with plants, colored glass jars or pretty soup tourine.

  • Kris Kris on May 19, 2017

    Maybe a smal decorative shelf. 😊 Or just add a tension bar and some curtain for some color.

  • Whitney Whitney on May 19, 2017

    Add a floating shelf or use a small rod to hang baskets from. Or put up a picture!

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 19, 2017

    You could hang a picture with an outdoor scene there with perhaps some kind of curtain to make it look like you still have a window? Or perhaps an attractive shelf?

  • Deb Deb on May 19, 2017

    I would put a decorative mirror in this spot or a shelve for plants that need very little sunlight

  • Dona Dona on May 19, 2017

    Put a shelf up to hold your cookbooks, spices or small vases/plant.

  • Jacks Beta Jacks Beta on May 19, 2017

    How about a decorative shelf or decor like the picture above.

  • Vivian Vivian on May 19, 2017

    Hang a mirror.......you can even get one that looks like window panes. Not a window but will add depth and reflect light into the room.

    • Colleen Colleen on May 19, 2017

      Thanks Vivian! That's a good idea, just don't know if I want to look at myself whil I'm doing dishes, lol.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on May 19, 2017

    I'd put a great hanging lamp...

  • Elaine Elaine on May 19, 2017

    I totally agree with Vivian! I've moved MANY times and in most of those houses, I had a window above the sink. However, my last house (and now condo) had/have a blank wall just like yours. In both cases, I hung a mirror.

    Your "eye" doesn't just stop at a wall, anymore, but goes "into" the mirror creating depth and also bounces some light around the kitchen. Try it and see for yourself - once you've had a mirror up for a few days, then take it down (as an experiment), you'll be AMAZED at the difference a mirror can do!!

    Take a measurement and pop in a dollar store. If the frame is unattractive, simply apply one or two coats of ordinary, cheap craft paint. I tend to go a few shades darker than my existing wall color, however, in my last house, I found a muted metallic framed mirror at Home Sense (Home Goods/USA) that was perfect. The sheen on the frame caught the light at night and added a bit of life and shine to what was an ordinary dead-looking wall. The metallic color also picked up the "silver" look of the stainless steel stove and sink.

  • Sue Sue on May 19, 2017

    Take a old window frame, put small lights around the edge in the back. You have a plug that you can plug them into. Now get some curtains to your liking and hang them on your "window"

  • Lee Knowles Lee Knowles on May 21, 2017

    A little metal and glass shelf with fresh herb pots? Or to give you the "window you lack: an old window painted with a pleasing outdoor scene.

  • Jga19700901 Jga19700901 on May 23, 2017

    hang a floating shelf then add little plants they sell in marshalls michaels or some canusters

  • Anna Anna on May 24, 2017

    This is the perfect spot for art- your child's, grandchild's could go here, or a framed print in a subject you are interested in. Nature photography would be good here as well.

  • Gerlinde Gruettner Gerlinde Gruettner on May 24, 2017

    I have had this very problem and I did the window frame idea. I found old windows people were throwing out and picked them up or you might be able to get one at a thrift store. I then painted the frame white and distressed it. I attached a small shelf underneath for herb plants or decorative jars etc. I have a cow theme in my kitchen so I took an old cow calendar removed the pics I liked( window had 6 panes of glass) I placed a picture in each pane using construction paper behind it. Tape or small nails, staples to hold them in, hung it up added a valance and it's beautiful. Get lots of compliments and now it's like I'm looking outside when I do my dishes.

  • Cre8091033 Cre8091033 on May 25, 2017

    use combination of small mirrors and special plates....the mirrors give dimension to the space,

  • Sandy Struyke Sandy Struyke on May 25, 2017

    You might want to put a mirror in this empty space. It make your space appear a bit larger too.