What to do for a kitchen window area replacement

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We moved to a house that had an attached room added on the outside of the house that is on the other side of the kitchen which has a window over the sink. I don't like the look of the window there,but we can't just take it out as the attached room is not heated or cooled. Any ideas?
q what to do for a kitchen window area replacement
There were curtains up when we moved in but it just didn't look right to me.
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  • Susan Susan on May 26, 2017
    Put mirror where the glass is, hang a curtain, frost the glass, put in stained glass.

    • Judy Judy on May 26, 2017
      OR, just place sheers behind the mirror, for this may help you too. Best wishes, Judy.

  • Sandy Gehrke Carlton Sandy Gehrke Carlton on May 26, 2017
    Hmmmm....a mirror might be scary...especially 1st thing in the morning😲 We did have a curtain at first but I guess it just seemed too dark. But actually we put in some new can lighting since we moved in s maybe i can try that again. The lighting was awful and dim when we moved in. As for the stained glas, I was going tod to pick up some window film for the windows in that room behind the kitchen. So I will see how that works and consider that as an option. Thanks for ideas!

    • Judy Judy on May 26, 2017
      OR, laying on a sheer, without the mirror, you can add a hanging colorful butterfly, just to remind you of lovely spring, summer colors. What ever is your favorite colorful animal, just consider this, and you can always change your sheer colors, also.. to accent the butterfly, or the room colors. Best wishes, and I hope this is helpful. Enjoy, nature!! With this idea, you can change the item, that is hanging on the sheers, as often as you choose. Judy.

  • Charlotte Wood Eckel Charlotte Wood Eckel on May 26, 2017
    Put up shutters or hang a few potted plants

    • Judy Judy on May 26, 2017
      Impatience would be great, for you can add a diff. color of Impatience to a pot, and this would blend with many colors. OK, I have said enough!! Sorry, just thinking of diff. ideas for you. Enjoy.

  • Sharon Sharon on May 26, 2017
    I would use some of that cling window film. They have stainglass patterns, I brought some with green leaves that looks fab, and they have bamboo, all kinds of designs. Real easy to put on with a bath squeegee from the Dollar Tree and a squirt bottle of water. Peels right off when you tire of it. I got mine on Amazon...
    You could paint the window frame to coordinate with your choice.

  • Sam Sam on May 26, 2017
    i take it this is a family room add on? if so, open up the wall to counter height.
    it will make everything look bigger. my daughter this this and had the window left, then she opened up the wall down to the counter and it looks great! roomy and current! as far as heating and cooling that room. there are so many great options out there that don't cost as much as running duct work.
    fire place heaters/ ductless air conditioners/ hanging wall heaters.
    start looking on line. plus if you open it up to the rest of your house, you will find
    that it gets a good amount of heat and cooling from the other areas as well but the added features of the heater and cooling will help.
    good luck!

  • William William on May 26, 2017
    Personally, I would remove the window, frame it out, add insulation, drywall it, and put up some shelving above the sink. It once had a view to the outside before the addition. Looks off now looking into the room addition.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 26, 2017
    You could find a picture of what you would like to see out your kitchen window and put it up to cover the window.

  • Tammy Tammy on May 26, 2017
    Because you need the opening for air circulation you could remove the widow and put a decorative grate there. You could choose one that was purely decorative or one that is functional. On the kitchen side you could hang pots and pans, or other kitchen items, and on the other side small potted plants or photos. Another option would be folding shutters.

  • Sandy Gehrke Carlton Sandy Gehrke Carlton on May 26, 2017
    Wow! I don't know how long each of you have known about this website, but i just ended here by happenstance and I LOVE IT! you all are so helpful I love these ideas. I have to think thru this and figure out which ones are feasible for me to do. I had also thought as Nancy suggested about having a pic or window film of an outside picture like clouds or a something "happy"😊. Decisions,decisions!🤔😀

    • Bernice H Bernice H on May 26, 2017
      Welcome to Hometalk...some of us have been on here for years. Glad you found us! 🤗

  • Crystle Gibson Crystle Gibson on May 26, 2017
    i'd remove the window and put a large ledge on the bottom to use as a pass through for drinks and snacks.

    • Sandy Gehrke Carlton Sandy Gehrke Carlton on May 26, 2017
      good idea but for me, my office area(computer, desk,etc) is on the other side of that kitchen window area. It's a long somewhat narrow room and not a whole lot of areas to rearrange things.

  • Sandy Gehrke Carlton Sandy Gehrke Carlton on May 27, 2017
    Thank you Judy! I kinda like that idea!

  • GG GG on May 28, 2017
    Remove window and add glass shelves with plants, herbs, collections. The light will come in but the view will be blocked.

  • Sandy Gehrke Carlton Sandy Gehrke Carlton on May 29, 2017
    That sounds like a good idea except for the heat/cooling situation. Thanks for you help!

  • Sandy Gehrke Carlton Sandy Gehrke Carlton on May 29, 2017
    Yeh, that was one of my thoughts and I just bought some of that film for that room on the other side of the kitchen. It was pretty easy and iLOVE the look!! Thanks

  • Sandy Gehrke Carlton Sandy Gehrke Carlton on Jun 05, 2017
    I need to close off the area entirely somehow as the room behind is not heated or cooled. We have a portable AC/heating unit in that room but I try not to use it unless I am going to be in that room for any length of time to save on electricity. Most of the time no one is in there. I was just trying to think of a way to still have the openness but not have it look like "an outside window inside the house", if that makes sense. There were some good ideas mentioned, I just need to think it thru.