Counter Height Windows - Spec Questions
I'm planning on doing counter height windows in my kitchen and had a few questions about what needs to be considered.
1) I notice a lot of people have these as bump outs. Do you have to bump the windows out? I'm thinking maybe to accommodate faucets? Or is that because they were part of a renovation? This is new construction so we aren't limited by any pre-existing framework. My architect says he's done it before and has spec'd it into the plan, but the windows aren't bumped out.
2) Someone mentioned outlets. Is there a code on how many feet outlets need to be? Or is it just that you need to have some outlets on kitchen walls? We're in Mass in case that matters.
3) This is a design question. We're foreging uppers and doing all windows. Do you think it will look ok with the counter height detail or is it too much?
I've attached the current kitchen spec so you can see how many windows we have and the rough layout. Where the fridge is I'm planning on doing a cabinet on the right that mimics the paneled fridge on the left and there will be four feet of counter in between. The microwave will be built in over there and that's also where I'm planning on putting the coffee maker. I still need to find a spot for my Breville Toaster Oven. I'm trying to imagine where I'll use my KA mixer and/or if I'll want to keep that out on a counter or not. If we do this I want to make sure I have enough outlets and that they're in places where I'll actually use them. Anyhow, any input is appreciated!