- By cwdadmin
- In Replacement Windows, Replacement Windows
- Tags Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Renovation, Kitchen Windows, Remodeling, Window Replacement
Whether you consider yourself to be a culinary expert or you only use your kitchen to microwave leftovers, windows in your kitchen can make a huge difference in how it looks and feels. Knowing which replacement windows fit and look great in your kitchen can be challenge. Kitchen windows let in natural light and if done right, can brighten the mood of the entire room. Use these kitchen window ideas to transform your home kitchen into the family gathering space of your dreams.
Styles for Kitchen Windows
A window above your kitchen sink can make doing dishes much more pleasant. Bay, bow, casement, and garden windows are all great styles for kitchen windows. Bay and bow windows are ideal for cozy breakfast nooks. They let in plenty of natural light and can allow you to enjoy a view of your garden or lawn. Casement windows will also let in natural light. More importantly, however, these kitchen windows can provide your kitchen with some much-needed airflow. Additionally, casement windows can include screens, which will allow you to let the fresh air in and keep bugs out. Garden windows can add personality to your culinary realm. Essentially, a garden window is a smaller version of a bay window, built into the wall and often placed behind a kitchen sink. Because a garden window captures light and heat, it is an ideal setting for a mini-greenhouse of potted herbs, spices, and flowers. As an integral part of the room’s design, your kitchen windows will help set the mood for the type of kitchen you want to create.
Kitchen Window Design
There are a few pro tips to keep in mind. Window types that worked in the rest of your home will not necessarily work in your kitchen. And there are two components for a kitchen window. First is the design of the window and second is kitchen window decor. Be sure the kitchen sink window is functional and easy to open for airflow. In terms of decor consider window curtains, valances or cornices. Use color and patterns to bright up the overall scheme.
Pros for Kitchen Window Curtains
Of course privacy is the main advantage of kitchen window curtains. If privacy is a concern, investigate screening materials that let you see out but allow some daylight to pass while blocking views from the outside; consider cafe curtains, Roman shades, and fabric roller shades using translucent or woven materials, or try sheer fabric, rod-pocket curtain panels. If privacy is not a concern endless kitchen window treatment is available to add style and sophistication to your kitchen. Another bonus of kitchen window treatment is their cost effectiveness. You can give your kitchen a face lift with updated window treatments. Try a DIY window decor and create a totally custom look that suits your individual taste.
Cons of Kitchen Window Curtains
The main disadvantage of curtains is the blocking of some light coming into the kitchen. Especially when the purpose of a kitchen window is to fill the room with natural light. Curtains for kitchen window treatments can make a tremendous impact on your space. For the most personalized effect, choose resources that express your lifestyle: texture, colors and style. While kitchen window curtains are relatively inexpensive, any modification involving the design or structure of the windows themselves will be a large draw on your budget. However windows that are damaged, warped or poorly insulated should be replaced as soon as possible before they cause further problems.
The kitchen is often one of the most joyful and used areas of the home, so take the time to research your kitchen windows. The sky is the limit when it comes to designing kitchen windows. There are many sites on the internet to look to get inspiration. Another avenue to pursue would be reviews from home remodelers.
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