Look We Love for Kitchen Remodels: Backsplash Windows

Look We Love for Kitchen Remodels: Backsplash Windows

Nancy Mitchell
Jun 28, 2017
(Image credit: Inside Out)

Everyone wants their kitchen to be sunny, right? But this often presents a bit of a challenge, since every bit of wall that you use for windows is a bit of wall on which you can't put cabinets. It's tough to choose between storage and sunshine — but what if you didn't have to? Enter the backsplash window.

It's a pretty simple concept: a backsplash that's also a short, very wide window. It's something that will really only work for more modern homes, since this shape of window might look a little out of place on say, a Victorian or Tudor home. But it's undeniably beautiful, and a perfect way to bring a little touch of the unexpected — and a lot of natural light — into your kitchen.

Up top: In this Australian kitchen from Inside Out, washing dishes feels a bit less like a chore, thanks to an expansive view of the outdoors.

(Image credit: Architect Prineas)

This kitchen from Architect Prineas takes things one step further with windows both above and below the cabinets.

(Image credit: Cantilever Interiors)

In this kitchen from Cantilever Interiors, a wood-framed open shelf echoes the wood-framed backsplash window.

Spotted on Arch Daily: here's one way to bring a warm, natural touch into your super-modern kitchen.

(Image credit: Inside Out)

In this kitchen from Inside Out, washing dishes, or prepping food, always yields a glimpse of the outdoors — almost as if the whole kitchen were an outdoor space.

(Image credit: Norm Architects)

A backsplash window adds an unexpected touch, and a bit of natural light, to a kitchen by Norm Architects. The wood frame of the window adds a touch of warmth to a modern space, and helps to tie the kitchen in with the rest of the home.

And finally there's this unusual backsplash window from Arch Daily, which defies the idea of a typical backsplash but also defies the idea of a typical backsplash window by being shaped like a funky triangle. The rest of the house is pretty cool, too.

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