Construction-wise, there are different ways to finish above the sink window in a kitchen. Design Build Planners kitchen design clients have this decision to make. There is “standard” option. As always, it comes down to personal preference and style. What are some potential ways to finish above the sink window in a kitchen? A few of your options are: a ceiling crown molding, an arched valance, a wood soffit box, and of course…nothing at all. These options will be explored in the blog below.
First, let’s look at ceiling crown molding. If you are unfamiliar with crown molding, it is trim that hides where the wall meets the ceiling. Crown molding can often give the effect of making a space feel much fancier. Crown molding is a visual treat that really adds an element of elegance to a space.
Another option is an arched valance. An arched valance is a highly proportioned, decorative fabric valance with a top arch and center pleat.
Thirdly, you can choose to add a wood soffit box to finish above your kitchen window. A wood soffit box can be see as the next step above an ordinary ceiling crown molding. It can add drama and beauty to a space; particularly with well placed lighting fixtures.
And finally, you can simply do nothing! In a good number of projects, there is no finishing above a kitchen window; and the kitchen still looks great! The above are just simply some ways to visually enhance your kitchen remodel.
Below are some pictures showcasing the various options available to you for finishing above a kitchen window.
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