Most often, your kitchen is going to feature windows. However, there may be a number of different reasons that windows could be out of the question for your kitchen. Perhaps you’re locating it within an interior room or in the interior portion of an open-concept space? Perhaps you’re even building a second kitchen as part of a finished basement design? Whatever the case, you shouldn’t despond about the lack of windows!
In actuality, not having windows in your kitchen can really open up the design possibilities! Since you won’t have to worry about leaving certain portions of wall space open, you can do a number of different things that a kitchen featuring windows can’t do.
You’ve only got to keep one thing in mind, though. The lack of natural light will, of course, make it harder to create a bright atmosphere in the space. However, it’s only harder… Not impossible! Provided you use some of the tips and tricks we’re about to share with you, you should be able to create a beautiful windowless kitchen that’s every bit as bright and airy as one with windows.
So, are you ready to see these amazing designs? Are you ready to be inspired? Then let’s take a look!
1. Recessed Lighting
In order to create the feel of natural light in a windowless kitchen, recessed lights will be essential.
Remember, for every wall that does not have a window on it, there is more room for counter space and storage.
In order to capture the charm that natural light can bring to a space, you may wish to include beautiful chandeliers in your windowless kitchen design.
4. Building Character
Without the aid of outdoor views, you’ll have to come up with inventive ways of inflecting character into your kitchen design.
5. Natural Wood
One way to bring the outside flavor to a windowless kitchen is to use natural wood surfaces on your cabinets.
Here’s an example of a windowless kitchen that makes a number of bold choices to great effect. How about those wood surfaces and those extending lights over the cabinets?
This windowless kitchen places lights in unexpected places in order to lend a sense of drama to the space.
8. Stay Dark
If your kitchen is windowless, but also part of an open-concept space, you can stay dark, allowing the other living areas to shine through.
9. Light Palate
Of course, if you want to capture a sense of brightness in your windowless kitchen, then you’ll have to use a light color palate.
10. Or Color…
Alternatively, you can feel free to consider more aggressive color choices. The bold blue of the walls works wonderfully here.
11. Contemporary Elegance
When you’re building a kitchen into a windowless space, contemporary designs can work exceptionally well.
12. Just Here
Early, we spoke of how darker colors allow a kitchen to blend into an open concept space. This is a tremendous example of that.
13. Next Level
Here you have an example of a kitchen that, by using the flooring material for its counter surfaces, achieves the blending in effect perfectly.
14. Shining Wood
When you’re using wood surfaces in a windowless kitchen, be sure to position lights so that they can bring out the charm of the wood grain.
15. Metal Counter
With small lights hanging overhead, the metal countertop in this windowless kitchen is able to spread brightness through the space.
16. Exposed Stone
If you’re fortunate enough to have something like an exposed stone wall in your windowless kitchen, be sure to make a design that calls attention to it.
17. Two Tone
In order to add some pop and dimension to this windowless kitchen, the designer has gone for a two-tone look with wrap-around countertops.
In order to keep your windowless kitchen from seeming too cold, you’ll want to select bright and whimsical décor items to adorn it.
19. Under Counter / Under Cabinet
This stunning and modern windowless kitchen design uses under-cabinet and under-counter lighting to magnificent effect.
20. Stainless Style
To get the most mileage out of your lighting in a windowless kitchen, you’ll really want to go with stainless steel appliances.
21. New Old Style
As with any other kind of kitchen, though, don’t be afraid to go with the style that you want. If you love 50s style, then you’ll love this example!
22. New Spaces
By locating your kitchen in a windowless area of your home, you open up new possibilities for using and maximizing space.
23. Effective Lighting
Using a number of hanging light fixtures over your countertops can be a great way to add drama and brightness to your windowless kitchen design.
24. Bolder Style
When you can place your kitchen anywhere, you can get bolder and bolder. Just take a look at this stunningly contemporary example!
25. Make It Your Own
Don’t think of “no windows” as a limitation; think of it as an opportunity. Without window spaces to work around, you really have the opportunity to make whatever kind of kitchen you want!