I don't wash a lot of dishes by hand anymore, but I still spend a lot of time at the kitchen sink. This is my view... can you tell it's been raining? The japanese maple right in front of my window grows rapidly and has to be trimmed back often, because I'm short and it blocks my view. I've lived in two houses without a window over the sink and I could not stand not having one there. Do you have a kitchen sink? What's your view?