Whether you're totally remodeling your kitchen or just changing out a few select components, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the options you have. Additionally, if you have large obstacles like windows and window frames to look after, it'll be even tougher to not make a mistake. Luckily, if you want to make your new cabinets and a kitchen window look well together, you can follow these three tips.
Repaint The Window's Frame So That It's The Same Color As The Cabinets
Even if you go out of your way to put a lot of wall space between your kitchen window's frame and your new cabinets, one component will always affect how the other is perceived. Even if a visitor to your home is looking at your kitchen window from another room, a sharp color contrast between the window frame and the surrounding cabinets won't make a good impression.
If you're going to the trouble of getting new cabinets for your kitchen, you might as well go the extra mile and give your kitchen window frame a new coat of paint. Ideally, you should paint the cabinets and the frame at the same time so that neither coat will look noticeably more aged than the other.
Install New Power Outlets Away From The Window To Decrease The Countertop Clutter Around It
A bunch of cabinets can't help but make a scene look excessively crowded when they have to be beside both a window frame and a lot of countertop clutter. If you have a ton of small electric appliances on the countertop space in front of the window because there are no handy power outlets available, the partially blocked outside view will keep both the window and the cabinets from looking their best.
Consider installing new power outlets around countertop sections that aren't very cluttered. This way, you won't be tempted to forgo extension cords and stuff your toaster, coffee maker, and rice cooker in one little area. Instead, you can simply move your appliances around.
Put One Or Two Light Fixtures On The Cabinet Edges Next To The Window
If you're still not satisfied with how your kitchen window and your new cabinets look together when it's dark outside, consider installing one or two small light fixtures on the cabinet edges next to the window frame and hooking them up to the room's light switch. This will make the whole scene feel more warm and inviting.
While the lights will still help if you can only activate them independently of your kitchen's main ceiling light, not all visitors to your home will immediately notice all available light switches. For future convenience's sake, the effort you'll have to go through to hook the two light sources up will be worth it.