Help! Should we reduce size of kitchen window above sink?
The wife and I are looking to buy our first house from a builder and we are very excited; however we are concern about lack of kitchen cabinets.
I have uploaded our kitchen layout. As you can see, we have 1 row of uppers along the wall with the stove and fridge. We like to add a small upper cabinet above the DW between the patio door and window. In addition to the added storage, it will allow us to extend the upper valance across the sink. We feel that having the valance just on one side will look odd and incomplete(Though I am hoping to be convinced otherwise.)
Unfortunately the builder recently told us that there isn't enough space for even the smallest cabinet. One option is to reduce the size of the window from 5' to 4', this will allow us to fit the cabinet and of course the valance. However we are very reluctant to do so as we love bright spaces and natural light.
I am hoping to get feedback on the following:
1. Is it a bad idea to downsize the window?
2. Will it look odd and incomplete for valance to not extend across the sink?
3. Anywhere else we can consider adding more cabinet?
Your feedback is much appreciated, thanks GW!