Renovation has started on my kitchen! We’re bringing the space down to the studs. Which is a lot of work, but also a great opportunity to add some customization. Lately, I’ve been noticing interior designers adding windows to interior walls. Like a window between a living room and kitchen. It’s a great way to add interest and let light in without tearing down walls. Here’s more about this idea to try- interior window.
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Idea to try- INTERIOR WINDOW
I thought I’d show you what I’m thinking.
On this wall, a fire place is now planned with windows on either side. I thought this would be a great way to add a vintage touch.
my salvaged windows
To find the perfect windows, I started at an architectural salvage shop. After much digging, we found a diamond in the rough! An old storm door with three glass window inserts. I loved the soft petal shapes in the glass and the style and interest they’d add to the kitchen.
For $100, we bought the door and it came home with us.
I thought I’d show a close up of what the window looks like. There’s two this shape and a smaller one that can be used as a transom as well.
As you can see, demo has started on the kitchen. It’s been messy, but exciting to start seeing the vision come to life.
Here, you can kind of see how the window will look in the wall. The original chimney bump out still needs to be removed and the other piece of glass on the right side of the image put in, but hopefully this kind of gives you an idea of the scale and placement of the window.
One of my main goals for the kitchen remodel was to lighten up the dark kitchen. Lots of design decisions will be centered around this goal. Including interior windows.
Next, I thought I’d show you a mock-up of how this might look once completed:
how the window turned out
We eventually framed in the wall for the windows and then added sheetrock and wallpaper.
After we completed the DIY electric fireplace mantle, we added wood along the edges to hold the windows in and trimmed them out. Here’s the completed windows-
Didn’t it turn out so beautifully?! I’m a smitten kitten! We had an electrician come by to fix some things and commented that he loved all the old aspects of the house that we preserved- like the windows! I was so excited- they look original while still letting in sunlight! Yes!
Anyway, I hope you like my idea to try- interior windows. I’m so proud of this view! It’s pretty great coming up with an idea and seeing it become an actual item!
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