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Window Upgrades

When building a new house or renovating your kitchen, you may pay more attention to the cabinets, appliances, and flooring. However, a window upgrade can also influence the look of a room. Here are four window styles that work well for kitchens.

1. Garden windows

Garden windows, also known as box windows or greenhouse windows, extend out of the wall and provide a great place to grow plants. Four glass sides let in light and fresh air, helping to brighten and open up a room. You can often find these windows above kitchen sinks, providing a convenient place for watering plants and picking potted herbs to use in recipes.

2. Casement windows

A casement window is hung with hinges at the side, letting it open outward. This window type is well suited for a kitchen because it lets you easily control airflow. Because casement windows open by turning a crank, not by raising the sash, they are a particularly convenient choice for hanging over the kitchen sink. This way, you do not have to reach very far to open it.

3. Skylights

A skylight can be a great way to bring more natural light into a room. Skylights can help you use more daylight hours compared to a window facing only one side of the house. This quality is conducive for kitchens and other areas with lots of daily traffic. An overhead window can create more dynamic lighting, as well. As the sun passes overhead during the day, it changes light and shadow, which can bring more visual interest to the space.

4. French doors

Although not technically windows, French doors have glass panes throughout. They can add visual interest, space, and natural light to a kitchen or breakfast nook.

Homeowners can use these versatile doors as exterior doors leading out to patios or as interior doors that separate two rooms, such as a dining room and a kitchen. Ensure your room has adequate space before installing French doors; French doors require more space than standard doors because they are double doors that swing in or out.


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