This 60/70’s era remodel included not just the kitchen, but also the living room, family room, dining room, laundry, and entry. Homes of that era neither emphasized open floor plans, nor incorporated nature’s light in the design.
What the owner desired was access to sunlight, day lighting, lots of storage, but also privacy. The unique feature we created was a window that opens above the stovetop hood. A motor was installed behind the hood to open it. And having the hood over the stove allowed more overall ventilation in the kitchen, than if it had be located over the sink.
The large opening, though preserving the homeowner’s privacy, also created more light for the kitchen, plus a nice view when cooking some scrumptious meals.