Earlier this year we embarked upon a major backyard renovation... sod, new additions in the garden, irrigation, fence, the whole shebang. Our furry and non-furry friends alike have enjoyed it.
My biggest regret: I cannot see the new yard from my kitchen window. I now want to rip out my kitchen cabinets and line one side of my kitchen with windows.
As I was catching up on blog reading last week I came across this post by Things That Inspire regarding "Vanishing Tresholds"... in essence a lack of separation between inside and outside. Thankfully our home has lots of windows (just not exactly where I would have placed them)... but when I saw this image (below) I'll be honest, I cringed with jealousy.
The cliche term "bringing the outside in" is nails-on-a-chalkboard to me, and I'm not quite sure why... perhaps because it's tossed around on poor design shows on TV? But there is something to be said for these windows. I think Vanishing Treshold is a genius term... and I'd like to rip the treshold out of my own kitchen now, so I can see my green grass and garden blooms. Things That Inspire didn't coin this terminology, she found it here at Tara Dillard's blog titled Landcsape Design Decorating Styling : Vanishing Treshold Home Garden Life
Can you see your back yard from your kitchen? I'm tempted to order new windows today, and start the gutting process this weekend... but this might be taking 'nesting' to a whole new level... which could result in a divorce. I better hold off.
Last 2 images above from Things That Inspire.