The kitchen is really coming together and it’s almost time for the backsplash to be installed. Before I get to tiling, I need to trim in the windows in the kitchen. There are a few options. I can use the same trim as the rest of the house:
Or I can go super plain with just painted common board as in this inspiration photo:
I would in-general not have considered deviating from the standard trim in the rest of the house but this window does not have room for the full width of trim and I’m wondering if a partial piece of trim will look unnatural. The medallions at the top of the window would also be partial.
The next question to consider is that of the window ledge. I believe the standard way to trim-in windows set into a backsplash is to have just a very slight ledge with no decorative piece below it.
Here’s an example from over at LemonGroveBlog.com
However, I tiled around the windows in the bathroom and I did use the decorate under-ledge piece.
The under-ledge piece requires the ledge to be a bit more substantial but it does add a bit of flair to the window especially if we elect to use a plain piece of trim. The other thing to consider is the placement. The bottom of the window comes so near to the counter that the decorative under-ledge would cover almost all the tile. It might be a bit odd-looking.
Let us consider the other windows in the room. The large window next to the stairs will certainly have a large window ledge since Vector is fond of sitting in that window looking at the neighbors. The large window ledge makes the under-ledge more necessary. This window is not a part of the cabinetry and so could be treated differently as far as the trim.
The window above the sink does not have the space constraints of the smaller window. Any trim will fit just fine and I will tile all the way around the window.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments!