The kitchen is the centerpiece of virtually any home; it’s where your family gathers for dinner every night and it’s where guests gravitate when hosting a gathering. Throughout all of this, you probably don’t think about the windows in your kitchen much, if at all, until it comes time to replace them. Here are some factors to take into consideration when deciding on the best kitchen window styles:
Ease of Operation
Every kitchen setup is different, but there’s a good chance you have windows above your sink. When you have to reach over your sink to open your windows, you’ll want them to be easy to operate. Or, if you’re elbow-deep in cooking and suddenly need to open a window, you’ll want to be able to do so in a snap. Windows that glide rather than swing, like double-hung or sliding windows, are ideal for that very reason; they are easy to operate.
While many appliances today come with some kind of ventilation system, things can still get steamy while cooking and having an alternative form of circulation could come in handy. Casement windows are an excellent style for ventilation, as they swing open to allow steam and smoke to escape and invite fresh air into your kitchen.
It’s important to be able to see what you’re doing while you’re cooking. Windows that let natural light flood into your kitchen will not only aid in your ability to see, but they also might lessen your need for artificial light, possibly reducing your electricity bill. Many window styles, such as double hung, sliding, casement, and garden, allow ample light into your home.
Of course, you want your windows to be functional; but, they should also suit your personal preferences and accentuate your home’s aesthetics. You may want to choose a window style that’s already found throughout the rest of your home to create a uniform appearance, or maybe you want a unique look for your kitchen like a garden or awning window.
Ultimately, you know your home better than anyone and should choose the windows that you think would work best for your kitchen and your lifestyle. However, if you would like some guidance, the specialists at Tundraland are more than happy to help. We can schedule an in-home consultation to discuss your needs and preferences and help determine which of our window styles would be the right fit. And, once you do make a decision, Tundraland can expertly install them at your home. Contact us today to learn more about choosing the right windows for your kitchen.