You might remember back about a year ago when I was debating on how to lay out the kitchen that I was insistent on having a tall window in the kitchen. I had so many people tell me that it was a wrong choice. A close friend of mine told me I would regret it. Blog readers told me I would regret it.
Hubby and I talked and talked about it but in the end we went with what we thought was right and opted for the tall window.
People thought that I would want that extra counter space in the corner where the window is. People suggested to just have an above the counter window with cupboards below rather than to have that tall window.
I understood the point…but for me I wanted the window. Here is why.
No amount of counter space can replace the joy I feel when I see Ruby or the childcare kids getting a chance to look outdoors. In fact, seeing this is one of my favorite things about my kitchen. It’s so functional for me because for me having the kids close yet not at me feet is wonderful.
To be honest, I hardly use the counter space I do have. I do most everything on the island. I can look out and see what the kids are doing. Rarely does my back ever have to be turned to them. It makes childcare and my life in general much more pleasant.
As far as the kitchen goes..and really the whole house for that matter, I wouldn’t change a thing.