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Windows are an important practical and aesthetic part of any home, but in the kitchen, their practicality is even more important. Kitchen windows should be easy to open and close and provide plenty of ventilation. And, of course, you still need them to seamlessly fit into the space and match your interior decor.
If you’re not sure which types of windows fit the bill, we have five recommendations, sure to look great in your kitchen!
If you have a lot of vertical space in your kitchen, casement windows are a great choice. Opening outward like a door, they provide maximum ventilation and the grid-free pane offers uninterrupted views. Whether you choose a small casement window above the sink or a row of casement windows over your counters, you’ll love this style.
Design Tip: Instead of curtains, opt for a valance or Roman shades. These window treatments ensure you can easily open and close your casement window, while adding style and privacy. No matter which type of window treatment you choose, be sure to hang it outside of the frame so it doesn’t interfere with the window’s functionality.
If you think of the basement when you think of awning windows, it’s time to reconsider. Awning windows are actually perfect for the kitchen! Since they are horizontal, they can fit in places that other windows styles may not be able to. In addition, they pair beautifully with awning and double hung windows for spaces that require multiple windows. And because they open outward from the top, you can leave them open in nearly any weather.
Design Tip: Blinds and Roman shades are a great choice for awning windows, since they are relatively well concealed when pulled up. Like casement windows, hang your blinds or curtains outside of the window frame so the window remains easy to open and close.
If you like to grow your own herbs or just like classic charm, garden windows are the perfect choice for your kitchen. Typically placed above the sink, they provide ample sunlight, fresh air, and ventilation to keep your indoor plants happy.
Design Tip: In addition to fresh herbs, succulents and fresh flowers in the garden window are a great way to liven up any kitchen.
If your kitchen sink is on an exterior facing wall, a sliding window is a great choice. Our 2-lite and 3-lite sliders offer extended glass space so you can enjoy an abundance of natural light and plenty of ventilation. The easy-open functionality and beautiful color palette make sliding windows ideal for any kitchen.
Design Tip: A valance is a great option for sliding windows. Vertical blinds can also be a great way to add more privacy.
Bay and bow windows are among the most charming window styles available. With three or more panels, they allow in maximum natural light and naturally create a window seat or shelf. They’re perfect for dining rooms or breakfast nooks, but they also look beautiful over large sink areas.
Design Tip: Long curtains are a beautiful choice for bay and bow windows, especially in a breakfast nook!
If you’re ready to give your kitchen a new look with replacement windows, we’re here to help! Get started by scheduling your free consultation today.