It's Spring...and I want more windows! :)
I know we've talked about this before, but I find it rather sad that so many kitchens and family rooms have very few windows anymore. I know some people have a less than spectacular view and want an attached garage...but I miss the light!
In our home, we have bedrooms on each end, which eliminates corner windows for our main living rooms. But, we do have a shallow home, so the front and back windows bring light into theses areas...and that makes things a little better. We do have a big window over the kitchen sink (which I love) and a nice group of windows in the family room.
Even if the view is not great (our family room faces the road) with plants and maybe some climbing vines...you can still have a nice mini-view out the window and mainly enjoy the light and sunshine. I also love to open the windows (when it's warm enough) and let in the fresh air. Maybe others don't, but without a cross breeze...it's just not the same.
Just something I'm thinking about, as I see so many new homes with no kitchen windows, maybe a small window or two in the great room. Even with windows in the breakfast/dining area...there isn't much direct light coming into these other spaces.
Maybe more gables and breezeways, rather than attached garages, would make things a bit better. Still trying to find a kitchen layout that I love and just thought I'd ask what you all think. Does anyone miss the natural light or do you have lovely views and breezes? :)