The specific placement of kitchen garden windows over sink offers some benefits. It is especially when we compare it to when the same features are placed on any other vertical space in the same room.
Having a garden window like this is way better than having some storage shelves over the sink, or even worse, some blank wall that blocks your view whenever you do the dishes or clean the cooking ingredients. FYI, a garden window like this can function as storage because of the deeper sill, but with a bonus: the beautiful scenery outside the kitchen and extra natural light during the day.
Well, we could just put a regular window over the sink since it also offers the view and sunlight benefits. However, if you do so, you will not get the extra storage benefit you can use to store items without making the interior look too crowded. You can even grow your own herbs or other potted plants there too.
An idea to use the window as a miniature greenhouse like this is also the one that makes the specific placement perfect. When you need to water the plants, it will be very quick to get the water right from the sink. It is very efficient and convenient at the same time, isn’t it?
To make it even clearer that placing a kitchen garden window over the sink is excellent, we have collected some gorgeous examples in the following. Hopefully, these will clearly show you why the placement of the unique feature is just perfect.
- Four-Sided Glass Kitchen Garden Window with Glass Rack Addition Over a White Undermount Farmhouse Sink
- Tropical Potted Orchids in a Kitchen Garden Window Over Double Stainless-Steel Sink
- Clean and Refreshing White Garden Window with Shade Over a White Undermount Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
- Labeled Herb Pots in White Garden Windows Placed Over Sink
- Kitchen Garden Window with Two-Tier Storage Over a Single-Basin Stainless-Steel Sink
- A Contrasting Look of a Small Kitchen Garden Window Placed Over a Black Undermount Sink
- Fabulous Custom French Kitchen Garden Window Over a Caesarstone-Encased Stainless-Steel Sink
- Vased Flowers in an Oversized Glass Garden Window with Black Frame over a Double-Basin Sink
- Small and Medium Potted Indoor Plants in a Contemporary Garden Window Installed Over an Undermount Kitchen Sink
- Symmetrical Double Kitchen Garden Window over a Triple-Basin Undermount Sink with Aesthetic Faucets
- Kitchen Garden Window for Gorgeous Indoor Succulents Over the Sink
- Openable Arched Herb Garden Window Over The Sink in a Contemporary Kitchen
- Glass Garden Window Over Sink with Metal Frame and Shelves
- An Eclectic Kitchen with Small Slide Garden Window Over The Sink
- Three Garden Windows Over a Small Sink in a Cozy Traditional Kitchen
- A Stylish Garden Window with Medium Tone Wood Frame Over a Pretty White Offset Sink
- Garden Window Over The Sink as Alternative Spot for Decorative Kitchenware
- Skylight and Garden Windows Over The Sink in a Contemporary Craftsman Kitchen
- Kitchen Ingredients Jars And Containers on a Garden Window Over the Double Undermount Sink
- Rustic, Double Opening Kitchen Garden Window Over a White Drop-in Sink
- Teapot Collection in a Unique Kitchen Garden Window Over Sink with Drainboard
- Double Folded Opening Garden Window Over a Traditional Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
- Decorative Potteries Displayed in a Kitchen Garden Window over an Earthy Color Sink
- Large, Deep Sill Garden Window Over a Stainless-Steel Sink with Unique Slope Drainer
- Arched Kitchen Garden Window Over Sink Facing a Beautiful Natural View Outside
1. Four-Sided Glass Kitchen Garden Window with Glass Rack Addition Over a White Undermount Farmhouse Sink
Take a look at the placement of this garden window. Something like this is usually meant for using the existence of vertical space over the sink that is generally left without any wall cabinets for convenience.
Instead of leaving the wall blank, putting a garden window with a coordinating design is much better. In this case, the coordinating details come from the quartz sill top, the same as the one used for the cabinet countertops.
As a bonus, this placement over the white, undermount farmhouse sink creates a more spacious feel in the kitchen because of the vast, green scenery outside. It is a really excellent benefit for a small kitchen like this.
Although the location of the garden window is in the wall, the deeper sill makes it possible to add extra storage function in the design too. In this case, the storage also functions as a greenhouse for growing potted plants, such as the indoor vines or succulents you can see in the picture.
2. Tropical Potted Orchids in a Kitchen Garden Window Over Double Stainless-Steel Sink
The following example is quite the same as the previous one in which the reason behind the placement of the garden window is to use the available vertical space over the double stainless-steel sink. However, there is a difference in this one.
Here, the garden window is placed on the same level as the sink and comes with the same countertop. There is no wall space left between the sink and the window.
This placement can give a unique benefit, especially when the size of the window is big, as shown in the picture. It provides an even more open feel to the kitchen interior.
As for those who are outside, such a window becomes a big display that is perfect for placing decorations. Here, the option goes to the large potted orchids that bring a nice tropical feel to the interior.
From this point of view, you can see clearly that the garden window and sink level are the same. It also creates a sleeker visual because of the uncut countertops.
3. Clean and Refreshing White Garden Window with Shade Over a White Undermount Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
This next garden window is placed over the farmhouse sink not only to maximize the use of the wall space. A more important reason behind it is related to the window type used here.
As you can see, the design does not only contain a single-panel window. Instead, there are three.
Besides, the window also faces the right direction where natural light from outside can pass through. It makes the placement perfect for making the interior brighter during the day.
When choosing an over-the-sink placement like this, you should not be worried about the glare. To deal with such things, you can add shades as done in the picture.
We love that the sink, the window, the shade, and even the countertops here are all in white color. It gives a clean and refreshing feel to the interior.
4. Labeled Herb Pots in White Garden Windows Placed Over Sink
The placement and design of this garden window are similar to the previous one. It is over the sink, facing the right direction of sunlight.
This spot is even more excellent because it gets enough sunlight that helps grow the herbs healthily. It is supported even better by the deeper sill, making it more convenient to place the pots.
About the herbs, which are interestingly placed inside labeled pots for easier naming, this garden window location is also excellent in a way that it is very close to the sink. This way, watering plants can be done more easily and quickly.
5. Kitchen Garden Window with Two-Tier Storage Over a Single-Basin Stainless-Steel Sink
If the wall space in the kitchen is located over a small sink, just like the single-basin stainless-steel one you can see in the picture above, a smaller garden window can be a perfect choice to consider. The placement would be excellent, primarily because of the coordinating size of the window and the sink.
If we specifically talk about the example shown in the picture, the garden window location is right because it faces the woods outside the house. It then provides an excellent view that can be enjoyed from the interior, especially when the sink is in use.
Another thing that we can talk about this placement is related more to the design and function of the garden window itself. With a shape like that, primarily because of the glass material at the top of the window, it seems clear the primary function is as a miniature greenhouse. It is proven even better because of the potted plants placed inside it.
This window location over the sink is perfect since it gains enough sunlight. It is beneficial for growing the plants and giving extra natural light to the interior.
6. A Contrasting Look of a Small Kitchen Garden Window Placed Over a Black Undermount Sink
Like the name, most garden windows are functional for indoor gardening, particularly for small to medium potted plants. The example that you see in this picture is also like that. Here, the homeowner seems to be a fan of orchids.
Because the windows are for indoor orchids gardening, the location over the sink is excellent. Water can be obtained quickly and effortlessly.
There is another exciting thing we found about this garden window design, although it is not related to the location over the sink. It is about the contrasting design from the choice of colors that adds a more attractive value to the kitchen design. As you can see, the window here is white, while the undermount sink is black.
7. Fabulous Custom French Kitchen Garden Window Over a Caesarstone-Encased Stainless-Steel Sink
For us, this example is a bit different compared to the ones we discussed earlier. Here, if seen from the design and the large size, the custom French-style window is placed over the sink not merely for using the empty vertical space above the sink, although it is true that the absence of wall cabinets makes the area excellent for it.
It is more likely that it is purposely placed over the sink to provide more natural light for the kitchen interior. As a bonus, the potted flowers also gain the sunlight they need to grow.
The off-white color of the window also becomes a good match for the Caesarstone-encased stainless-steel sink. Not only that, but it also looks good as a part of the interior color scheme. Not only that, the French-style design enhances the beauty in the kitchen area too, which is fabulous.
8. Vased Flowers in an Oversized Glass Garden Window with Black Frame over a Double-Basin Sink
A garden window like this is also excellent for locating over the sink. The reason is quite the same as the one we already stated above. Its large size allows more natural light to enter the kitchen.
The window size here is reasonable. As you can see, the Mediterranean kitchen is spacious here. In a case like this, the window is sometimes way larger than the sink.
With a size like this, placing more potted plants or other items, including decorations, over the sink is possible. In the example, the things that can be seen are the large pots containing flowers to beautify the interior.
9. Small and Medium Potted Indoor Plants in a Contemporary Garden Window Installed Over an Undermount Kitchen Sink
If you have a backsplash with subway tiles as the material, as you can see in the picture, you may know that it can sometimes make the kitchen interior look busy and crowded because of the pattern. It can get even worse when the backsplash goes up to the ceiling.
In such a situation, placing a garden window right over the kitchen sink can be an excellent solution. We said so because the window glass can break the busy pattern and gives a more balanced visual.
If you agree with a benefit like this, it will be much better to choose a garden window with a large clear window like the contemporary one shown in the picture. Something like this creates a more open look for the interior too. As a bonus, you can place some potted plants too.
10. Symmetrical Double Kitchen Garden Window over a Triple-Basin Undermount Sink with Aesthetic Faucets
Sometimes, placing a garden window over the sink is the best solution to deal with the darkness inside the kitchen area during the day. It is especially when the sink actually faces the right direction of sunlight.
An excellent example of this occurs in the picture. The kitchen seems to be a bit dark without the help of lamps.
The addition of the symmetrical garden windows placed over the triple-basin undermount sink here is just perfect. During the day, the natural sunlight can enter the kitchen area through the windows, making it brighter without turning on the lamps.
11. Kitchen Garden Window for Gorgeous Indoor Succulents Over the Sink
Having a collection of succulents often makes you want the plants to exist in every corner of the house, right? If so, you should consider placing a garden window on the empty wall space over the kitchen sink.
This placement allows you to have more potted succulents without taking any other space in the house, including the one on the floor. As we all know, floor space often functions more for other things, including furniture.
In the example above, the wall space over the sink is quite spacious for placing large garden windows. This design is attractive since it gives you more potted succulents to put on the deep sill.
12. Openable Arched Herb Garden Window Over The Sink in a Contemporary Kitchen
The same idea exists in this next example. The difference is that this one is more suitable for you if you like cooking with fresh organic herbs instead of buying ones from the market.
The unique placement of the window over the sink is beneficial. If you like cooking, you may use the other existing wall space for racks or cabinets where you can store the cooking and eating ware that you usually use.
The space over the sink that is often left empty for convenience in cleaning the dish or cooking ingredients is just perfect. With a deeper sill, you can place several potted herbs, especially the ones you use more often in cooking.
13. Glass Garden Window Over Sink with Metal Frame and Shelves
This garden window is placed over the undermount sink to give the kitchen interior at least two benefits. The first is the extra natural light to add brightness to the dark-themed kitchen. As you can see, the room gains more light because the window faces the right direction.
The second benefit is not only related to the use of empty wall space over the sink but also because of the addition of shelves in the window design. It provides more than enough space for indoor potted plants and some decorative items that are not entirely possible to put in any other spot in the interior.
14. An Eclectic Kitchen with Small Slide Garden Window Over The Sink
Based on the items placed inside it, it is evident that this garden window is meant for a miniature greenhouse. This makes the placement perfect because the availability of fresh water from the sink makes it way easier to take care of the potted plants.
If seen from the design, it seems that the garden window has a sliding opening. Again, it excellently coordinates with the placement because it makes it easier to care for the plants from the yard or garden area outside once in a while whenever it is necessary. The most common example is when you need to change the soil in the pots for even healthier plants.
15. Three Garden Windows Over a Small Sink in a Cozy Traditional Kitchen
If you see the sink’s small size here, you may wonder why it is paired with not only one but three garden windows at once. In this case, we can take a closer look at the fact that although the kitchen is not that big, it has plenty of storage spaces from all the base and wall cabinets.
Based on that, it seems that the over-the-sink placement of the garden window is meant more for filling up the wall’s blank.
At the same time, it brings the benefit of extra sunlight as a bonus. This adds more natural brightness to the kitchen interior for sure.
Another bonus is, of course, available in the deeper sill window design. It creates space for potted herbs beneficial in cooking.
16. A Stylish Garden Window with Medium Tone Wood Frame Over a Pretty White Offset Sink
Although beautiful, an offset sink like this can create an unbalanced visual in the kitchen interior. In this case, placing a garden window in the wall space over the sink can be a perfect solution.
As you can see in the picture, the stylish garden window with medium wood color creates a more balanced look. It is particularly because it arrests more attention than the offset sink does.
17. Garden Window Over The Sink as Alternative Spot for Decorative Kitchenware
Do you like collecting beautiful kitchenware, not only for cooking sake but also for decorations? Is there no space left for you to show them off?
In such a situation, adding a garden window to the blank wall over the sink is a solution you should consider. Take a look at the picture above as an example.
This garden window with a shelf becomes an alternative spot for placing the colorful and decorative kitchenware. The best thing about it is that everything is also displayed clearly through the clear glass from the outside.
18. Skylight and Garden Windows Over The Sink in a Contemporary Craftsman Kitchen
While the reason behind the placement of this garden window, which is over the undermount, double-basin, stainless-steel, is quite the same as some that we have discussed earlier, there is a design variation here different. It is the existence of a skylight window on the ceiling right above the sink.
For the garden window, this skylight offers more sunlight for healthier plants. As for the kitchen, it creates brightness as if a light is turned on in day time.
19. Kitchen Ingredients Jars And Containers on a Garden Window Over the Double Undermount Sink
Adding a garden window over the sink can also create an alternative spot for ingredients and spices jars and containers, especially if you do not have any other places for that purpose. An example of this is available in the picture above.
In a closer look, you can see a set of jars for ingredients and spices placed on the deeper sill of the garden window over the double-basin undermount sink. The sill is spacious enough to put a lot of bottles, jars, and containers at once.
If you are curious about what the garden window looks like from away, then here is the picture. It seems that this unique feature also becomes the source of light in the kitchen.
20. Rustic, Double Opening Kitchen Garden Window Over a White Drop-in Sink
Because of the roof and ceiling design, placing a window on the left side of this rustic kitchen is impossible for better light and airflow. Thankfully, the wall space over the sink is available.
For that reason, placing a garden window there is an excellent choice. It gets even better because the window is double-opening, which will provide better light and airflow. It even makes the interior feel airier.
In the example above, the owner uses the available space right over the sink to place some potted herbs. With enough light and water like this, it is reasonable why the herbs grow nicely here.
21. Teapot Collection in a Unique Kitchen Garden Window Over Sink with Drainboard
While any other wall spaces in this simple yet gorgeous kitchen are used for something functional, even the open shelving is used for placing cookbooks and recipe books. It does not seem that there is any other place available for decorations here. Thankfully, the large, panoramic garden window exists.
This feature maximizes the available vertical space over the sink with the drainboard. To be more specific, it is used for displaying the teapot collections.
It seems the garden window’s large size here is significant because it creates a more open feel to the relatively closed interior. It gets even better because of the vast green scenery outside.
22. Double Folded Opening Garden Window Over a Traditional Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
This traditional kitchen has a large garden window right over the undermount farmhouse sink. However, the main reason behind the placement of this unique feature is not for decorative purposes or indoor greenhouse.
The opening type, which is folded, seems to create a better reason why this window is placed over the sink. It is to change a closed kitchen into an open one. Something like this is beneficial for when you host an event or if there is an outdoor family gathering.
23. Decorative Potteries Displayed in a Kitchen Garden Window over an Earthy Color Sink
This garden window is meant for a display by maximizing the wall space over the earthy color farmhouse sink. At the same time, it is intended to give a more open feel, while other spots are used for the wall cabinets that provide enough storage for all the kitchen stuff.
One thing that we love about this window is the addition of built-in lights in the design. They emphasize the decorative potteries and make the window like an actual display we usually find in the museums.
24. Large, Deep Sill Garden Window Over a Stainless-Steel Sink with Unique Slope Drainer
This kitchen design is somehow minimalist. The placement of the regular windows, which because of the deeper sill, also becomes the garden window, is just perfect.
We said so because the large window takes up quite an ample wall space, making it impossible to add some wall cabinets there. Something like this suits the minimalist design very well. At the same time, it also boosts the brightness of the interior because of the natural light from outside.
25. Arched Kitchen Garden Window Over Sink Facing a Beautiful Natural View Outside
If seen from the picture, this last example of a garden window we found does not seem to be placed over the sink for extra natural lighting. As you can see, even if the picture was taken in the daytime, there is not much light entering through the garden window, which is also possibly caused by the existence of an outdoor roof right outside the window.
If that is so, what could possibly be the reason why the feature is placed over the undermount sink? Seeing the beauty of the greens outside, it seems more likely for the window to be put there so that the house occupants can always get a good scenery whenever they use the sink, which is also a good idea to consider.