Printer Friendly

Even the backsplash provides a garden view.

"I wanted to be able to stand at the kitchen sink but feel as if I were in the garden," says Dorothy Hartley"Now I can enjoy the view and also keep an eye on the kids in the pool."

Before, a 3- by 4-foot window framed her only view outside from the kitchen. Architect Sigrid Miller Pollin of Riverside, California, opened the kitchen corner with a wraparound window wall that goes from countertop to ceiling.

First, Pollin strengthened the walls by replacing 4-by-4 headers with sturdy 4by-8s. Next, she framed in two stock wooden window units.

Above and below these, she set panels of 1/4-inch glass. The upper ones are held in place by trim pieces nailed to the tops of the window frames; their tops and sides are sandwiched between gypsum board (indoors) and wood trim (outdoors). Tempered to withstand bumping, the lower panes rest on a bead of silicone sealant in 3/8-inch-wide grooves routed into the granite counter.
COPYRIGHT 1988 Sunset Publishing Corp.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1988 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Sunset
Date:Aug 1, 1988
Words:163
Previous Article:What makes this small house work so well? The fireplace and the greenhouse entry.
Next Article:Today's play area, tomorrow's satellite deck.
Topics:


Related Articles
They revived the galley kitchen.
Granite counter swings around to become breakfast bar.
How big is this kitchen? Mirrors keep you guessing.
Mirrors, view, and skylight window brighten his bathroom.
Bays that make kitchens seem bigger and brighter.
Recipe for remodeling.
Kitchen window wonders.
Naturally luminous: fresh ways to use daylight to brighten your home.
Rising to the challenge: an old staircase becomes part of a multifunctional kitchen divider.
Space savers: five creative ways to get the most out of your master bathroom.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters