We've lived in a few places with less-than-stellar views. Our current kitchen window looks out on to the neighbors' fence and some greenery ... not too bad, right? (Especially when compared to the year we spent in an apartment adjacent to an Albertson's parking lot.) The real problem here was that our kitchen itself was feeling a bit staid. So we decided to add some visual interest with Strossel Design's "Pelargon" window film. Applying the films was a cinch: We cut the films to size, filled up a spray bottle with some soapy water, and went to work. A squeegee came in handy for getting out any air bubbles. We installed the small version of "Pelargon," which is available at Rare Device. If flower pots aren't your thing, there are several other designs to choose from as well, ($28-34).