Below, I’ve outlined 7 great solutions to help you decorate the space above your kitchen sink if you are window-less like me. However, when the previous owners enclosed the carport to make a garage they boarded up the window and dry walled the area above the sink on the inside. She had stainless steel shelves above the sink- I removed them, but took months to decide what should go in there place.
I’m sharing the results of many months of research to given you inspiration and plenty of options if you are in the same boat as me.
I love the idea of focal point lighting in this space above the kitchen sink. You can purchases these from Amazon, and bring light to the space without hiring an electrician.
Depending on your storage needs, you could always continue cabinetry in the space above your kitchen sink. But for some relief from feeling too heavy among the rest of the cabinets, you could add glass door inserts.
I did this affordably when I added the wall cabinets for glassware and wine storage myself.
Did you know the materials and installation for shelving is a more affordable option than wall cabinets?
But in this case if your dishes are above the sink only and not above the stove there is less chance they will get dirty or greasy from the heat of appliance use. Although I had shelving that I replaced, I still think this can be a great option if it matches the aesthetic of the rest of your space.
Add useful kitchen goods to clear canisters such as coffee beans, rice, honey or pasta. You can bring color and personal style into your kitchen by hanging art above your sink. Mirrors are historically a great way to make a space feel larger.
It’s aesthetically pleasing, pulls in darker colors also found in the cabinet hardware (linked here), and is both decorative and functional. I use the cast iron skillets I have hung up weekly, brought in some life with dried lavender. These rods and hooks are originally from Ikea- but I could no longer found them sold on Ikea’s website.
So here are 7 solutions to decorate the space above your kitchen sink if you don’t have a window! I hope these are good options for you, and help make your house feel more like home.