I wasn’t a big fan of the street side of the house having a direct view of my kitchen (or of me in my bathrobe) so I decided to take it out & board it up. Being a fan of natural light myself, this may seem like a silly idea, but the window was always covered up with a curtain. What is lost in a little light is gained with a more functional corner of the kitchen.
As always, it’s about the adventure. Oh, and proper safety gear.