What To Put Above A Kitchen Sink With No Window – 12 Great Ideas!

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What To Put Above A Kitchen Sink With No Window

A kitchen sink without a window can be an eyesore and make your kitchen feel dark and stuffy. Luckily, several options are available to homeowners who find themselves in this situation.

Here are our best ideas:

Put a Mirror

A mirrored splashback is the best thing to put above a kitchen sink with no window. Mirrors look great and reflect light around the room, making it appear larger and more inviting.

If you don’t have a window in your kitchen, create a focal point with a large piece of art or an exciting mirror instead of having an empty wall. Artwork can add color and depth to an otherwise dull space.

A mirror will reflect light around the room, making it appear larger and more inviting. It’s also an easy way to make sure you (or your guests) don’t miss seeing themselves in the mirror before heading out for work or on date night!

Invest in Great Art

Surround yourself with something that brings you joy. For example, if a kitchen window doesn’t exist, the space above the sink can be the perfect opportunity to showcase your favorite piece of art or a fun print that makes you happy.

Bring some life into your kitchen by displaying plants or flowers in a vase, just as you would on a windowsill.

Hang up your favorite family photos or postcards to make your kitchen a gallery. Or create an indoor herb garden right above your sink to have easy access to fresh herbs while preparing meals at home.

Hang Some Shelves and Organize them Beautifully 

hang some shelves and organize them beautifully

The best things to hang above a kitchen sink with no window are shelves. Shelves are a great way to take advantage of the wall space over your sink and keep it from waste.

Even better, shelves can be used to add more storage space to your kitchen. Use them for extra dishes and silverware or for glassware and small appliances like blenders and mixers that you don’t need access to every day.

It’s also important to remember that you don’t have to go with traditional shelves. Instead, try something unique like a pot rack or magnetic knife strip. These ideas will help you create the look you want while adding more visual appeal to your kitchen at the same time.

Uniquely Decorate the Wall with Knobs

This is a unique idea for the kitchen sink wall where you do not have a window. Decorate the wall with knobs that can be used for hanging towels or if you want to hang other decorative items.

The knobs are easily available in any home improvement store. You need to cut small holes in the wall and fix those knobs in those holes. This is an easy and cheap solution to decorate an empty wall above the kitchen sink.

You can also decorate this wall by placing a shelf or cabinet with glass doors. A cabinet with glass doors will allow you to keep some of your favorite dishes, cups, or glasses in it. If you want, you can also put some lighting behind the glass doors to give a fancy look to it.


This also gives you a lot of freedom to express yourself and your style. You can go with a light pastel color or bold with dark colors like navy blue or black. The possibilities are endless!

Add Glass DoorKnobs

Glass doorknobs are a beautiful addition to any kitchen. They add a wonderful charm to the cabinets, and they can make the kitchen look more elegant than ever. I’ve always loved glass doorknobs because they were so easy to clean and were very durable.

If you’re like me, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of money on them, but if you have a little bit of time and patience, then you can find some pretty cheap glass door knobs that will last for many years. Here’s how to find them!

You should first look for cheap glass door knobs in local thrift stores. Thrift stores often sell all kinds of things, including glass doorknobs. The best part about shopping at thrift stores is that you never know what will be there! You might find a beautiful, high-quality set of glass door knobs or get lucky and stumble upon something really unique and rare.

Add a Window Box

A window box above the kitchen sink will give you the light and greenery you seek with minimal effort. Some window boxes are equipped with brackets that allow them to be hung on a wall, but you can also make your own out of a piece of scrap wood or even an old crate.

Fill it up with some of your favorite herbs for cooking and a few flowers for color, and place it above the sink. Of course, it’s an even better idea if you have a large window over your kitchen sink, as the window box will complement it nicely.

Another great place to look for cheap glass door knobs is online. Many different online sites sell antique and vintage items and new sets of glass doorknobs, and other things that are more modern in style. 


A wallpaper is an excellent option above the kitchen sink. It will add color, pattern, and texture to your space, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Instead, you can choose a washable vinyl wallpaper that you can peel off when the time comes that you want to switch things up.

Extending the Tile Backsplash

extending the tile backsplash

As for the backsplash, you could do this with a few options if you want to extend it to the ceiling. One option would be to add 1/4 inch metal or plastic divider strips between the tiles horizontally to give the appearance of being extended higher.

 Another option would be to do a full tile backsplash up to the ceiling (with bullnose tiles on top) and then use a caulk that matches your grout (such as DAP Alex Plus). A third option would be to purchase a molding piece and attach it above the backsplash after the tiling is complete. 

This could be as simple as a wooden trim piece that you stain to match your cabinets. If you do not want to go up all the way, then stop where it looks best, in your opinion.

Install a Fun Backsplash

If you’re looking to spice up your kitchen, there are plenty of ways to bring in color and life. For example, if you’re not a fan of having cabinets above your sink, you can easily switch them out for something more open.

A fun backsplash is also an easy way to add some personality and color to your kitchen. And no matter what décor you choose, any backsplash will make your kitchen feel more open and welcoming.


If you are not a fan of curtains, I recommend installing shutters. They will help retain heat and look great. If you want to save money, check out plastic varieties as they are much cheaper than wooden ones. Shutters will also lower your utility bills if you use plastic rather than wood or canvas.

Use Plank of Wood

I like the idea of using a plank of wood, but I would add some sort of stain or paint to bring out the grain and the color. You could even do a whitewash or something to add texture or color.

You can usually find a piece of wood around 10 feet long at a home depot that is 2×6, and you could use four pieces that would give you a very wide shelf if that’s what you want. You could also just use one piece if you’re looking for something smaller.

I’ve seen projects done before where they cut pictures down to fit on the plank of wood and then sealed them with polyurethane or something similar to make them waterproof, so they wouldn’t warp over time. Of course, you could always do something similar with your own photos!

Use a Chalkboard And Wreath

It’s a great way to spice up the look of your kitchen for very little money. You can also use a chalkboard behind the sink for your grocery lists, notes to your family members, or just doodles. Some people even make their own chalkboard using special paint, but you can always purchase a ready-made one if you don’t feel creative enough.

You can add a small wreath to the window above your kitchen sink and decorate it according to the season – spring, summer, fall, or winter. It’s important to have something green above the sink since that’s often where we tend to put our plants and flowers.

The Risks of Placing Plants Above a Sink

Water spills can be dangerous for houseplants. So, even if you have drip trays, it’s still better to keep them away from the sink area.

Frequent watering can also be an issue for houseplants. Most of us tend to water our plants in the sink area because it’s convenient. Even if you always place your potted plants in drip trays, you can still end up with water on your window sill from condensation or from your plant drooping after watering! 

Decorate your Kitchen!

As for the kitchen sink, I’ve seen some gorgeous rooms with no window above the sink! There are many options when it comes to decorating that area — anything from hanging artwork to putting up shelves and using that space to display dishware or decorative pieces. You could even put up a shelf/cabinet combination and use it as extra storage.

I would make sure that whatever you put there makes sense for you and your family. If you love photography and want to display some of your favorites, then do.

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