There’s Something so right about a window above the kitchen sink. Sure, it brings in natural light, but it also can provide entertainment and inspiration while you go about your washing up. Here’s a collection of some of our favorite kitchen sinks to flip through for ideas or just a treat for the eyes. Enjoy the view, then tell us which one you like best.
1. This kitchen in Burlington, Vermont, includes a salvaged kitchen sink found by the homeowners, who had Smith & Vansant Architects integrate it into their renovation.
2. The green subway tile wall and cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s Britannia Blue draw upon the lush greenery and blue sky seen through the windows of this Los Angeles kitchen.
3. This classic kitchen with a subway tile wall and honed Basaltina countertops overlooks a manicured backyard with a white pergola in Santa Monica, California.
4. Folding windows open up to a lush garden balcony in Sydney. The kitchen features a butler’s sink from Chippendale Restorations.
5. This rustic kitchen has lovely views of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. All the cabinets are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Papaya.
6. For this kitchen remodel in Portland, Oregon, designer Jason Ball raised the bay window slightly and made it larger to allow a better view of the expansive wooded backyard.
7. This kitchen from the 2015 Pasadena Showcase House of Design has a lush orange tree right outside the window.
8. Steel casement windows open to a garden featuring an outdoor fireplace in Washington, D.C. The kitchen was designed by architect Anne Decker.
9. A cleverly disguised planter box inset behind a marble countertop in this New York City condo is filled with pink and white orchids.
10. Custom-designed folding windows created by Custom Precision Joinery provide an endless view from this all-white kitchen in the southwest of England.
11. Look up! The skylight above this white back-painted glass backsplash in Seattle provides a treetop surprise.
12. A leafy scene out the windows adds a homey feel to this traditional Boston kitchen with a gray soapstone sink and a Cluny range cooker.
13. Costa Esmeralda granite countertops, a farmhouse sink from Waterworks and Shaker-style cabinets are highlights of this woodsy kitchen retreat in Massachusetts.
14. The small paneled window in this traditional kitchen in Philadelphia overlooks a quaint garden. Other highlights include a Rohl farmhouse sink, Carrara marble countertops and beadboard paneling.
15. The 1920s German silver sink is original to this historic Minnesota home. Cook Architectural Design Studio had the finish restored but kept the dents for character.
16. This kitchen in Oakland, California, was created by interior designer Will Wick and features his custom-designed bamboo and leather counter stools.
17. The stunning water view from this hillside beach cottage in Portland, Maine, is the main player, but the collection of blue glassware is worth noting.
18. This complete kitchen remodel in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles features a water-jet-cut marble insert behind the gas range and the word hug as a friendly reminder on the windowsill.
19. All the dark wood cabinets in this Topeka, Kansas, kitchen are handcrafted. The view from the window is hauntingly beautiful.
20. The custom wood-trimmed swinging window in this Long Island, New York, home provides a lush outlook to a well-manicured hedge.
21. The designers at Yunker Associates Architecture say their clients requested a two-bowl sink for both prep and cleanup. They provided two separate sinks for practical reasons and visual appeal.
22. A wide-plank maple kitchen island countertop with an oiled finish and light blue painted cabinets are highlights of this kitchen in Mount Kisco, New York.
23. This kitchen in British Columbia, Canada, designed by Sarah Gallop Design Inc., overlooks a backyard graced by a wood-framed awning.
24. Mark Rusconi designed this classic Spanish eclectic remodel, which has custom white marble countertops, a simple faucet and a farmhouse sink, all blended harmoniously to not compete with the garden.
26. This hilltop home in Woodstock, Vermont, features timber-framed ceilings, reclaimed wood floors and a double soapstone sink.
27. Lobkovich Kitchen Designs Inc. designed this Washington, D.C., kitchen that was inspired by Coco Chanel. The cabinets are a mix of of rosewood veneer and painted maple.
28. Autumn color seen outside this Minneapolis kitchen window has been picked up on the door arch, painted in Benjamin Moore’s Harp Strings.
29. This Seattle kitchen includes transom windows running along the back wall. The cabinets are maple, painted in Sherwin-Williams’ Alabaster.
30. French casement windows open up to stunning water views in this Little Compton, Rhode Island, kitchen built by Jacob Talbot.
31. White oak countertops and a beadboard ceiling are among the highlights of this restored 1860s kitchen near Boston.
32. This Colorado kitchen, designed by JJ Interiors, has alder cabinets, a stainless steel Vault sink by Kohler and snowy treetop views.
33. Among the many highlights of this kitchen are a walnut end-grain prep sink and Lunar Gray glass tiles by AKDO.
34. A corner window with built-in shelves features a collection of white ceramics that go well with the cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s Sweet Pear.
35. This corner area with a view in Minneapolis has a marble countertop, canvas window shades and a sparkling capiz shell chandelier.
36. This contemporary kitchen designed by Lake Flato Architects has an interesting layout that includes a stairwell positioned between the window and the sink.
37. This classic kitchen in Portland, Oregon, includes a coffered ceiling and an extra-tall faucet with a pre-rinse sprayer.
38. This elegant Los Angeles kitchen features a brushed nickel farmhouse sink and an Oona Cristallo pendant light.
39. Printed film by The Window Film Co. on the bottom half of the window stylishly gives this kitchen privacy, but still allows a view through the top half of the window.
40. Witt Construction used a custom-designed Pella window form to add character and interest to this stylish traditional kitchen.
41. Calacatta gold marble countertops and a fluted farmhouse sink lie under an elegant arched window in this lakeside Minnesota kitchen.
42. Rustic French white oak cabinets, soapstone countertops and a shelf displaying a collection of artisanal olive oils are among the features of this Bridgeport, Connecticut, kitchen.
43. Some say fences make good neighbors. They can also make a nice view, as seen in this classic kitchen in Austin, Texas.
44. This Barbara Scavullo-designed kitchen in Palo Alto, California, includes dark bronze oiled hardware and playful stripes on the floor mat and stool.
45. Located along the Navesink River in New Jersey, this classic kitchen has old-world charm, with its casement windows and forest view.
46. Designer Cathy Stathopoulos added small apothecary drawers to the left of the sink base in this all-white kitchen in Boston.
47. Curved white milk glass subway tile from Susan Jablon and cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s Snowfall White are among the highlights of this Washington, D.C., kitchen.
48. This historic house outside of Philadelphia has multiple stone fireplaces, so the stone veneer above the kitchen range was a good fit.
49. This former sea captain’s house in Osterville, Massachusetts, still has many old touches, including a skirted sink and a brass scale.
50. Designer Kathy Corbet refaced the kitchen cabinets and had them hand painted to keep the home’s look “age appropriate,” she says. The view of a brick wall has a surprising charm.
-Bryan Anthony for Houzz.com