Asked on Apr 17, 2015

How low can a window go behind sink?

by Zelda
I'm remodeling my kitchen. There will be a window behind the sink. I'd like it to be as large as possible. Is it okay to have the bottom of the window sill be just 4-6 inches above the countertop?
  6 answers
  • Dee Dee on Apr 19, 2015
    As long as you can open the window, I see nothing wrong with that. Especially if you have a beautiful backsplash.
  • Irish53 Irish53 on Apr 19, 2015
    How high does the water splash when doing dishes?
  • Pete Wells Pete Wells on Apr 19, 2015
    Yes, go for it! I have seen many windows in old homes where the bottom of the window may be a foot lower than the countertop, these look strange but people have come up with many solutions, usually involving planters..but the windows in my 1945 kitchen begin where the counter ends-with no ill effects..
  • Nancy Nancy on Apr 19, 2015
    My window is at the same height as my sink....and is openable, which I love. The woodwork surrounging the window is painted in waterproof primer, and then paint. There is no backsplash, but I have tiled the actual windowsill, which helps with mopping up, but frankly there is never a lot of water behind the sink.....Yes, the window does get splashed a bit, but all it requires is a paper towel and some Windex to keep it clean....easy.
  • Shari Shari on Apr 19, 2015
    That should not be a problem, in my opinion. The window sill of my kitchen window is 5 1/2 inches above the countertop. Even if it were 1 to 1 1/2 inches lower, I don't think it would create a problem for me.
  • Ltt834476 Ltt834476 on Mar 21, 2016
    Mine is 2 3/4" from the counter.