A spa­cious and com­fort­able kitchen is the dream of any house­wife, but not always the size of the room allows you to real­ize your desires. The per­fect solu­tion would be a win­dow sill tableWash­ing under the win­downick­name in a kitchen with a small area, this option will save space and cor­rect­ly place appli­ances and uten­sils.

Window sill table in the kitchen

How to arrange your kitchen space

The main task in arrang­ing the kitchen is to cre­ate a com­fort­able work­place for cook­ing and din­ing area. It is impor­tant for the host­ess to have a spa­cious and bright­ly lit work­ing area. Access to kitchen equip­ment should be free and con­ve­nient. There­fore, it is extreme­ly impor­tant when plan­ning zones and plac­ing fur­ni­ture to take into account the area of ​​the room in order to prop­er­ly dis­pose of it.

To save space and expand the work­ing area will allow the arrange­ment of coun­ter­tops under the win­dow.

There can be many vari­a­tions of a non-stan­dard solu­tion. The most com­mon fur­ni­ture place­ment is the coun­ter­top, smooth­ly turn­ing into a din­ing table in the kitchen. The work­ing area starts from the win­dowsill and runs along the perime­ter of the kitchen. It is desir­able to com­plete it with hang­ing cab­i­nets or pen­cil cas­es. The work­ing sur­face turns into a bar counter, where the fam­i­ly eats. It will replace the table of the usu­al design in the kitchen.

Expe­ri­enced fur­ni­ture crafts­men can pro­fes­sion­al­ly make cus­tom-made kitchen fur­ni­ture with a win­dow sill. Such a head­set will look con­cise and styl­ish, besides it will cre­ate addi­tion­al com­fort.

Economical use of window space in the kitchen

There are win­dows in any kitchen, the space under them some­times takes up a lot of space and is used exclu­sive­ly for flow­ers or oth­er dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments. In a small room, it is best to replace the win­dow sill with a coun­ter­top. This option will expand the work sur­face, save space and make the inte­ri­or of the room more fash­ion­able and inter­est­ing. House­wives will appre­ci­ate a non-stan­dard solu­tion, because the sur­face of the table­top under the win­dow will be well lit by a nat­ur­al light source, and its width will eas­i­ly allow you to per­form all the nec­es­sary work on cook­ing.

A win­dow sill can serve not only as a work­space, but also as a din­ing table. The use of a win­dow sill will enable free move­ment and a more com­fort­able stay in the room. It will be pos­si­ble to sep­a­rate the kitchen area from the din­ing room.

A design with such a solu­tion is most often used in small apart­ments, for exam­ple, in Khrushchev, where the kitchen has an area of ​​​​5 to 7 m². It is nec­es­sary to use the space of a small room com­pe­tent­ly and func­tion­al­ly.


There are sev­er­al options for arrang­ing a win­dow sill under the coun­ter­top. The choice of the desired design is deter­mined by many fac­tors, rang­ing from the dimen­sions of the room to the style of the entire home.

Working surface

In the kitchen, under the win­dow, a wide coun­ter­top is often placed as a place for cook­ing. On its sur­face, food is cooked in nat­ur­al light and a beau­ti­ful view from the win­dow. Instead of a win­dow sill in the kitchen, such a table is also used to work on house­hold equip­ment. A com­bine, a mix­er and oth­er types of nec­es­sary equip­ment are placed on it. Often it serves as a bar counter, where you can drink cof­fee or receive a guest.

There are a lot of plus­es in the deci­sion to equip a coun­ter­top instead of a win­dow sill, but there are also some dis­ad­van­tages. Under the win­dow there are radi­a­tors that can­not be closed com­plete­ly. There­fore, the bat­ter­ies are hid­den behind a dec­o­ra­tive grille or cab­i­nets with addi­tion­al holes.

Dinner Zone

In each kitchen, the size of the table is cho­sen in accor­dance with the dimen­sions of the room. It can­not com­plete­ly occu­py all free space. After all, then mov­ing around the kitchen will be prob­lem­at­ic. If the fam­i­ly, due to expan­sion, becomes crowd­ed at the meal, it becomes nec­es­sary to increase the din­ing area. A win­dow sill table will allow you to do this. Thanks to him, the num­ber of seats will increase.

The din­ing area should not be too close to the dish­wash­ing area, as this can cre­ate dis­com­fort and make the room feel clut­tered.

Worktop with sink

Con­vert­ing an ordi­nary win­dow sill to a sink is quite dif­fi­cult, but if every­thing is planned cor­rect­ly and pro­fes­sion­al­ly approached, then this will be the most advan­ta­geous and com­fort­able option. When choos­ing this method of alter­ation, it is impor­tant to con­sid­er the width of the slopes. If the win­dows are locat­ed close, they will con­stant­ly be splashed with water, and increased mois­ture will lead to the unwant­ed spread of mold.

Wash­ing under the win­dow should not inter­fere with the free func­tion­ing of the win­dows. Prob­lems most often arise in the process of sup­ply­ing water and drain pipes.

Experts advise equip­ping the win­dow sill-table with a built-in deep sink. This will help keep win­dows clean.

Combined with a table or stand

This option is most com­mon­ly used. The win­dow sill, turn­ing into a table, allows you to equip a place for cook­ing and eat­ing. The bar counter, emerg­ing from under the win­dow open­ings, looks con­cise and orig­i­nal.

When redo­ing the space under it, you must not for­get about the bat­ter­ies. The dis­tance between the heat­ing radi­a­tor and the out­er edge of the bar counter should be about 30 cm.

A table com­bined with a win­dow sill and a kitchen set must nec­es­sar­i­ly match the col­or and height of the fur­ni­ture. There are devi­a­tions from the rules, but they are rare.

Folding window sill table

This is the most mobile and com­pact option. If nec­es­sary, the table by the win­dow folds up and frees up a lot of space. You can place up to 2–4 peo­ple at such a table. Bulky options in a small kitchen are out of place. Although, if we are talk­ing about a table in the form of a wide shelf, and not a semi­cir­cle, then the work­ing area will be much larg­er. It is advis­able to pur­chase a fin­ished struc­ture or make a fold­ing table with your own hands when there is no heat­ing radi­a­tor on the wall.

With additional functionality

If the kitchen is small, there is a prob­lem with the stor­age of kitchen uten­sils and equip­ment. In this case, use the space under the win­dow open­ing. There is a built-in wardrobe for stor­ing dish­es or food. If there is a heat­ing ele­ment under the win­dow, then it is not allowed to store food in such a design. The pantry is made in the form of open shelves or bed­side tables with doors.

A cab­i­net under the win­dowsill frees up space at the top of the room, which is often lined with shelves. This option is opti­mal for a large load on the table.

Tabletop on the windowsill

In order to equip the win­dow sill with a coun­ter­top, the fol­low­ing fac­tors must be con­sid­ered:

  • The height of the rack must match the over­all height of the kitchen unit. If the win­dow open­ing is locat­ed above the pedestals, then the coun­ter­top is installed under it. It is more dif­fi­cult to remake the win­dow sill, which is locat­ed below the kitchen fur­ni­ture.
  • Plac­ing a coun­ter­top on top of a win­dow sill is sim­ple, but not desir­able. In this case, it will be impos­si­ble to open the win­dow, which is not allowed from the side of fire safe­ty.
  • The heat­ing radi­a­tor is par­tial­ly masked to heat the room. The air cir­cu­lates freely.
  • The entire set, includ­ing the din­ing table-sill, must be made of iden­ti­cal mate­r­i­al and in the same col­or scheme.

Design Ideas

Fur­ni­ture design should har­mo­nious­ly fit into the over­all inte­ri­or of the room. In addi­tion, it is nec­es­sary to func­tion­al­ly re-equip the open­ing under the win­dow to expand the work­ing space. There­fore, inter­est­ing and inno­v­a­tive design solu­tions appear in the form of sim­i­lar coun­ter­tops. Among them are the fol­low­ing:

  1. The kitchen table from the win­dowsill is made of dif­fer­ent widths. Its edges are made round­ed or straight. There are options for non-stan­dard shapes in the form of var­i­ous shapes.
  2. An impor­tant role is played by the mate­r­i­al from which the coat­ing of the work­ing area is made. Nat­ur­al stone is not used for these pur­pos­es. The most com­mon work­ing mate­r­i­al is arti­fi­cial mar­ble. Mar­ble coun­ter­tops of any col­or cre­ate an expen­sive atmos­phere in the inte­ri­or.
  3. By design, the sur­faces are sta­tion­ary, reclin­ing, fold­ing or retractable.

Thanks to design ideas, the house­wives equip a com­pact work area in the kitchen-stu­dio if there is no space for this in the apart­ment. A win­dow sill table will save usable space and divide into zones.