West Kitchen Windows
We are in our first kitchen ever with no windows and we find our favorite prep area is the 4' on the island that looks out, while the 10' of countertop typically remains unused. Previous house had a large island that was used while the 6' of countertop that was what we referred to as the black hole, was only used in an absolute pinch. We're considering putting in at least 6' of windows and likely 9'.
I posted a thread almost 2 years ago (I can't believe I've been planning this kitchen that long) regarding West facing windows. It was obvious from the responses that West windows were a pain, but now my questions is how much of a pain?
Do you continue to keep the windows because of cost, or do you enjoy being able to look out the window when the sun isn't in your eyes? I've got our current kitchen mocked up w/o windows and it feels claustrophobic but when I go by the west window by the dinette, that too is annoying with the sun.
Here is a link that might be useful: Blinded by the Sunshine