08/21/2013 08:11 am ET Updated Oct 21, 2013

Kitchen Windows: 13 Classic And Creative Ideas


If I could, I would give myself an entire wall of windows in the kitchen with an amazing view to go with it. But alas, I live in Central Austin, Texas, and my view is the side of my neighbor's house 20 feet away. Still, there's just something so pleasant about being in a window-filled room. Perhaps it goes back to our ancestors, who needed an enclosed, protective living space that also had a certain amount of openness -- to view any threats looming on the horizon. While we no longer have to watch out for approaching marauders, we still feel most content having this mix of an enclosure and a view, including in our kitchens.

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