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One of the most common client requests is to center the kitchen sink under a window. It makes sense: The window offers plenty of daylight and a view to the outside world while you're doing the dishes. We've discovered a relatively inexpensive way to customize this popular kitchen work area by creating a "mini" box-bay window. During the framing stage, we use 2x12s to box out the window's rough opening (see Figure 1). We position the bottom of the bumpout so that the kitchen counter can extend into the window opening. It Starts With the Framing Layout and sizing of the rough opening is critical. In order for the counter to extend into the bumpout bay, the top of