Bay window over Kitchen Sink

dilly_nyDecember 9, 2011

We are doing a kitchen extension and our architect suggested a bay window for over our kitchen sink because I wanted to do a center window flanked by two narrower side windows. He has an Anderson 400 Series, 45-CW135-20 on our plan. This will be in a 16'x24' room, along the 24' wall which will also have a 9' span of casement windows over a window seat. There are no windows along the 16' wall.

This window has a 19" depth and we are wondering whether this is practicle for opening and closing the windows and also cleaning the sill, etc.

If you have a bay window over a sink or have experience with this type of window, can you please comment on whether this is suited for over a kitchen sink. Thank You.

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Bays are common over sinks.

Cleaning them can require a step ladder but that is not really a big deal. People seem to enjoy them.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 10:26AM
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We have a window over our sink with a bump-out about the size you describe (ours might be a tad larger). I really like it. It's a great place to put the dish soap & hand soap (in attractive bottles) and a rosemary plant. Our kitchen faces south so herbs like it there.

Are you looking at casement, awning, or double hung for the sides that open? Casement might be easier to crank out as opposed to leaning out to lift a lower sash. I love double hung windows but just think that arrangement would be likely to piss off my back, and it gets vengeful too easily.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 10:32AM
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EngineerChic - yes, I am planning for casements.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 6:35PM
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"People seem to enjoy them."
They can be a great place to grow plants, including kitchen herbs.

Fresh herbs for the picking.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 1:36PM
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