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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Windows

The kitchen is the most used room in your house. And choosing the right kitchen windows can enhance the room with more natural light, a beautiful view and fresh air. When looking for kitchen windows, there are many things that should be considered. Where the windows are located and how much ventilation do you want? What is the style and architecture of your home and kitchen? Will they be easy to open?

Now that we have you thinking. Let’s take a look at some window styles and options that will help you choose the right kitchen windows for your home.

Which kitchen windows will work for me?

It’s a matter of personal preference when choosing kitchen windows. Each window style has unique benefits that provide what a homeowner wants and needs.  Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of different kitchen window styles.

  • Sliding windows, which include double hung, single hung and slider window styles are popular choices when it comes to kitchen windows.
    • Classic styling
    • Good ventilation with the screen on the outside
    • Matches the existing windows in most homes
    • Not easy to unlock and open over the sink for most people

Double hung kitchen windows offer great ventilation.

  • Casement windows and awning windows offer an unobstructed view.
    • Easy to reach crank handle for opening and closing
    • Most energy-efficient operable style
    • Maximum ventilation with screen on the inside of the window
    • Need the look of a double hung with the performance of a casement? Choose the colonial casement that features a decorative meeting rail to give the appearance of double hung window

Casement kitchen windows are easy to open and close.

  • garden window offers unique style to a kitchen.
    • Added dimension opens up the kitchen
    • Shelving allows you to grow plants and display collectibles
    • Side casements or single hung windows provide ventilation but may be hard to reach for some people

 Grow herbs and plants in a garden kitchen window.

  • Picture windows offer a streamlined appearance and a wide open view.
    • The most energy efficient window with no moving parts
    • No ventilation
    • Works well when there is a patio door or other source of fresh air in the kitchen

A picture kitchen window with an amazing view.


Kitchen window options that will enhance your kitchen’s style.

Once you’ve decided which style of window will work in your kitchen, there are decorative options that can make your window highlight your unique style. Metallic hardware finishes can coordinate with your faucet and lighting.  Woodgrain finishes add warmth and character. And a variety of grids styles and configurations help you create a perfect look for your kitchen.
Rustic kitchen windows with a woodgrain laminate interior.

Use windows to flood your kitchen with natural light.

A room filled beautiful sunlight is inviting and full of life. With advanced Low E coatings, you can let natural light into your kitchen and not worry about harmful ultraviolet rays damaging your floors, rugs, and cabinets.

Kitchen windows and a swinging patio door open up the back of this home

Want to learn about the cost of replacing kitchen windows? Click HERE.


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