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Old 08-12-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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I don't know if this has ever been done- but I was just wondering: Is it possible to close up a kitchen window and replace it with more wall? So there would no longer be a window in a kitchen- just more wall there. Can this be done?
Just wondering as I don't really care to have a window in a kitchen.

Thanks.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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The only issue is matching the exterior finish.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Why would you want to?

My house needs more windows (and it has 13), not fewer.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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The only issue is matching the exterior finish.
Thanks for your reply. Good to know that it is possible to do.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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I don't know if this has ever been done- but I was just wondering: Is it possible to close up a kitchen window and replace it with more wall? So there would no longer be a window in a kitchen- just more wall there. Can this be done?
Just wondering as I don't really care to have a window in a kitchen.

Thanks.
Sure you can. People do it all the time.

The question is, can you do it WELL? Doing it right involves studding in the hole, insulating, wiring (if necessary), and finishing both the interior and exterior.

So don't just jump blindly or impulsively into it. It's a big job.


In short, YES.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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Why would you want to?

My house needs more windows (and it has 13), not fewer.
There are a LOT of reasons people move, or eliminate, windows. I recently eliminated a window in my office building, because I needed more wall space. It's a lot more common than you'd think.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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Why would you want to?

My house needs more windows (and it has 13), not fewer.
Lol. I'm just not a fan of windows in the kitchen.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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Sure you can. People do it all the time.

The question is, can you do it WELL? Doing it right involves studding in the hole, insulating, wiring (if necessary), and finishing both the interior and exterior.

So don't just jump blindly or impulsively into it. It's a big job.


In short, YES.
Great. Thanks
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Lol. I'm just not a fan of windows in the kitchen.
Wow!
That is one room where the more light the better for me.

Sure you want to do that? It might be a resell drawback. Can't you just cover with a window treatment?


Oh, and windows have been closed off for decades... it HAS been done before!
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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Please check the building codes to verify if for any reason a window is required. Egress possibly.
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