Keep these tips in mind when discussing your kitchen window ideas with your contractor:
- Your kitchen should be a bright and cheerful room as it tends to be a room in which you spend a great deal of time. It is a good idea to choose windows that provide a great deal of natural light for a warm and welcoming aura.
- The windows in your kitchen should be both accessible and easy to open and close.
- Kitchens are one of the most commonly used rooms in your home. They also tend to generate a lot of humidity. Therefore, the windows in your kitchen should be well-ventilated.
*Bonus tip, in order to lower the humidity level in your kitchen, you should open your windows for a few minutes several times a day to air out the kitchen, lower humidity and prevent condensation.
Popular Kitchen Window Designs
Single Hung Windows
This window design is best for those areas that have limited space. This includes in between kitchen cabinets or cupboards. To make them more appealing, they can be installed with custom window grills to match the look of your kitchen. Single hung windows open vertically, so they are perfect for spaces that have a narrow opening vertically.
Double Slider Windows
One of the best choices for air-flow for any kitchen is double slider windows. This window design offers tilt and turn effect so your windows will open inward at an angle of up to 90 degrees. They can also be installed with drainage channels which work to prevent condensation and water-build-up. A major draw for this window style is that they are energy efficient but do not cost as much as some of the other window designs.
Awning style windows are most often installed in kitchens in hard-to-reach areas such as above countertops, pantries for kitchen sinks. The main appeal of this window design is that they open easily with a crank handle. Awning windows are designed, so they open outward via a hinge to provide superior ventilation. Because of this feature, you are also able to leave them open under any weather conditions as they are designed to keep bugs, dust, dirt and rain out of your home. Not only do awning windows allow for fresh air, they also provide a great deal of sunlight to make your kitchen cheerful and sunny.
Bow and Bay Windows
If you are looking to add some space and style to your kitchen, bow and bay windows are an ideal choice. They jut outward, adding more space to your kitchen. They also provide a great deal of sunlight and are very stylish and make a great breakfast nook.
Call the best window team around when you are ready to install new kitchen windows. At NorthTech Windows and Doors, we will work with you to choose the best windows and doors for your home. Our windows are energy efficient, stylist durable and most of all, affordable. Call us today for a free quote.