You spend a lot of time in your kitchen, baking, cooking, and cleaning. Making it a cozy, inviting space is important. Bring a touch of life and the outdoors inside by installing a custom garden window above the sink or in a corner of your kitchen (contact us for more information).
Garden Window Construction
A garden window is quite simply a window that has been extended outward and turned into a box of multiple windows. The window ledge is turned into a shelf and sometimes more shelves are added to create additional space in the box. Some garden windows include ventilation windows that can be opened to let in fresh air and let out moisture.
Use and Benefits
Typically, garden windows are used for plants and makes a convenient place to grow culinary herbs year-round. It brings a lovely space full of life into the kitchen, which many individuals enjoy. It can be like having a tiny garden inside your home, which is both a lively and functional addition to your kitchen. Garden windows are like smaller bay windows, so they create an interesting feature in your home that attracts attention and interest. It also brings in lots of light, ensuring that your kitchen feels airy and bright.
Cons and Drawbacks
Garden windows aren’t for everyone. If you plan to grow plants in it, you should be certain that they will grow well in your area and won’t get too cold or too hot. Garden windows can attract a lot of moisture, leading to plant rot and mold. Installing ventilated windows can help relieve the excessive moisture, but they are an added expense. Because the windows are out away from the house, they can also leak outside rain and moisture into the window. This can affect the window function and mold or mildew potential in your kitchen.
Garden windows can be quite a bit more expensive that just a simple window. You can expect to pay anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 for a garden window. Since the window is actually made of multiple windows, you can understand how the cost is calculated. Adding in ventilated windows can make them more expensive, as well. That said, they are less expensive than bay windows due to their smaller size.
If you’re ready to have a garden window installed in your home, contact Peak Custom Remodeling for a consultation!