Our house was built in '48, did they not think it through before building? This is my kitchen, look at the off center window. The light is aligned with the center of the room. I line the table up with the window, because we move it out from the wall each time we all eat. Why in the world they didn't center the window, I don't know. Just 1 of my little irritations of this house.
It probably has something to do with the house plan that was cheaper & easier to do. We once looked at a newer home that had 3 windows on the 2nd floor & they weren't centered. Would drive me crazy. In my kitchen the light above my island isn't quite centered.
I think if you played with window coverings, you could camoflauge it.
Originally posted by jaysmom49: My guess would be that the window is symmetrical from the outside of the house. If you moved the window, the outside might look off which would drive me more nuts than the breakfast area.
I would look at my house from outside and see how the window looks -- it may be fine from out -- just not from in.
We lived in our only new house and the kitchen window made perfect sense from the INSIDE! When you drove by the house, it looked as if they forgot to do something for the front of the house had one double window on one side and nothing on the other -- it looked like it wasn't complete!
Is it centered on the outside? We just recently added a window where there wasn't one in our entryway. The entryway has a closet on one end. So from the outside, the window would be off center if we centered it in the room. If we centered it on the outside, it would be off in the room. So....we split the difference. It is slightly off center outside and in. That was the best way we could do it. Also, putting it that way made it so the door could open all the way without hitting the library table I have sitting under the window.
It would bug me too and I quite agree it has to do w/ the exterior symmetry. My master windows that face the front of the house are off center on the inside a bit. I too was going to suggest extending the drapery panels to span the width of the window wall to camouflage the problem. I'd also upgrade the light fixture to something more stylish along the lines of the one illustrated.
BTW, down the line replace the sliding window style w/ a solid picture window or one w/ multi panes so the center won't be off. Whichever style works w/ the rest of your windows as viewed on the exterior. A bay window w/ windowseat might be another option. The seat can serve as storage assuming this option is doable.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Froo Froo,
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