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HOW TO USE A WINDOW SILL IN THE KITCHEN: INSPIRATION AND PRACTICAL IDEAS

Updated: Mar 1

The window sill in the kitchen often remains an undervalued and unused space. But with the right approach, you can turn it into an elegant and functional element of your kitchen interior. In this article, we will share with you ideas and tips for using a window sill in the kitchen that will inspire you to get creative and ensure maximum practicality.



WINDOW SILL AS A COUNTERTOP OR WORK AREA


WINDOW SILL AS A COUNTERTOP

You can turn your window sill into a functional work area. The main rule is that such a window sill should become an extension of your kitchen countertop. That is, made from the same material and placed at the same height. But the level of the window sill in your kitchen may be higher or lower than the main countertop. What then? There are two options:



  1. Remodel the window, but few people will dare to take such a step.

  2. Install the window sill-tabletop at the desired level. If the difference between the height of the countertop and the window sill is small, you can raise the kitchen unit slightly.

Whichever option you choose, you'll have extra space for daylight cooking, and the space under the windowsill can be used for storage.


But here the question of the battery arises. What to do with it? Is it possible to just install closed shelves? Even at the initial stage of the renovation, you need to decide whether to move the radiator or abandon it altogether in favor of a warm floor and alternative options for insulating the kitchen, or leave everything as is, but make holes in the cabimets of the lower set and the countertops located near the radiator



Do you want to increase the work space in your kitchen and make it stylish at the same time? Consult with our specialists on how to do this correctly in your kitchen and enjoy the result!




WINDOW SILL AS A SINK


WINDOW SILL AS A SINK

Using a window sill as a sink location is a good way to make this area more functional and aesthetically attractive. Thanks to the natural light that comes through the window, it will be comfortable to work in this area, and as a bonus, you will have a beautiful view from the window. Choose a faucet and sink that will harmoniously fit into your kitchen design. But keep in mind the possible inconveniences:

  • A sink located opposite the window may interfere with opening the window and make it difficult to clean. Of course, the sink itself has nothing to do with it; the mixer can create the problem. In this case, you need to either install a special faucet that can be hidden or folded, or move the sink slightly to the side.

  • The presence and amount of splashes on the window and the frequency of its cleaning depend on the depth of washing. No matter how carefully you wash the dishes, splashes will constantly appear on the window glass. To reduce their number, install a deep sink from 18 to 25 cm.



WINDOW SILL AS A DINING AREA


A window sill can be a great place to place a dining area where you can enjoy natural light. Place a small dining table or bar under the window and add comfortable chairs.

Yes, and in this case there may be problems with the height of the tabletop. In order for the dining table to be comfortable for use, it must be lower than the level of the main tabletop. If this view does not suit you, then you can raise the dining table and choose special high chairs for comfortable sitting at it. With a bar counter there are usually no problems with height.

WINDOW SILL AS A DINING AREA

Consider this option for upgrading your kitchen. It is very relevant and convenient for a small room, when it is better to make every meter extremely practical. And even if you don’t have a particular need to save space, you can also implement this idea, because such a dining area will create a cozy atmosphere for family dinners or meetings with friends in an interior of any size.





WINDOW SILL AS A PLACE TO REST


Using a window sill as a seating area will create an attractive and comfortable place to relax.

 

WINDOW SILL AS A PLACE TO REST

Only low windows are suitable for this idea. Arrange a comfortable corner with pillows and always replaceable covers, because this is, after all, a kitchen and you will have to wash them much more often than in any other room. If there is enough space under the windowsill, place closed shelves, a niche or a storage box there.

 

This way you implement two ideas at once. Aesthetic – create a designer corner where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, read your favorite book or just watch the view. Practical - create additional space for necessary kitchen utensils.

 


Of course, this option is hardly suitable for small kitchens, although it doesn’t hurt to ask the designer if you’ve been dreaming of something like this for a long time.

 


USING A WINDOW SILL FOR STORAGE


USING A WINDOW SILL FOR STORAGE

If your windows are at a standard height and you don’t want to make a countertop out of the window sill, there is another practical way to use this space.

Place cabinets under the window. They can be made both open and closed. They will serve as an effective place for additional storage in your kitchen. Here you can store dishes, kitchen appliances and tools. This will make the most of your space and keep your kitchen tidy.

But do not forget about the battery and the correct installation of furniture around it.


 

We hope these ideas and tips inspire you to come up with creative ways to use the window sill in your kitchen. Whether you want to create a practical work area, a cozy dining area or a place to relax, the window sill has many possibilities for bringing your own kitchen idea to life.

Our specialists will help you do this correctly. Ask for advice and the realization of your kitchen desires!


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