Kitchen Windows – Guest Blogger, Jane GroverJune 23, 2023
When it comes to her work as an experienced, smart, and creative architect, Jane Grover is a stand-out. With a long history in both construction and architecture, she finds innovative and practical solutions, crafting uniquely thoughtful designs that are a delight to live in. A few thoughts from Jane…
Starting your morning in a bright, light-filled kitchen can set the tone for your entire day. Current kitchen design trends mirror this, evolving from the isolated, utilitarian rooms they once were to open gathering spaces shared with dining and family rooms.
But beyond kitchen concepts like open floorplans, kitchen islands, stainless steel appliances or quartz counters, adding windows and views can transform any kitchen into a real destination and gathering place. Large windows at the kitchen sink create
s a place not just to wash, but to contemplate, feel connected to the outdoors, and set your intention for the day. If you’re the family chef, there’s nothing more enjoyable than preparing a meal in a bright, airy kitchen. Likewise, including a sun-filled place to eat enhances the joy of gathering.
Kitchen design trends are evolving from closed upper cabinets to open shelves to the current trend of open walls with no storage. While adding windows and views may seem to deplete storage and functionality of a kitchen, with planning, it is possible to create storage elsewhere, such as a pantry. Beyond design, this is more about “lifestyle.” And creating a kitchen with ribbons of windows and the light they let in means living in a sanctuary will never go out of style.