Ideas for the space above your kitchen sink

The kitchen sink is the center of a busy family kitchen. Like it or not, you’ll spend a lot of time standing over the sink while you prepare food and wash dishes. So the space above your kitchen sink is actually an essential point in your design. Don’t spend your time staring at a blank wall – try these ideas instead!

Install a window with a great view

Many traditional family kitchens have a big picture window above the kitchen sink. It lets in the natural light, and gives you something interesting to look at while you’re washing dishes. When you remodel your kitchen, try to place the sink under a window – or even consider adding new windows. Don’t forget to choose a window frame, blind or curtains that match the rest of your design!

Add more light with a mirror

If you can’t have a window above your sink, the next best option is a mirror. A large, well-placed mirror will make the room seem bigger, and reflect light back into the space. Plus, you can see what’s going on behind you while you work – an essential tool for busy family kitchens.

Use the open storage space

Kitchen storage space can be a challenge. However, most people prefer not to install cabinets over the sink, so that they have more space and comfort to work.

If you really need to use the space for storage, consider open shelves, or hanging pots and pans from the wall itself. This creates a charming rustic look, without cluttering up your design too much.

Hang a statement piece

Already got enough space and light in your kitchen? Then use the space above the sink for a statement. Whether it’s a print you love, a wall-hanging sculpture, or accent tiles in bright colors, make your sink space a talking point.

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