The kitchen is the heart of your home. No matter how you use the area, you will always need the right windows to provide the perfect balance between natural light and ventilation. Furthermore, prioritizing design and functionality can make your windows the room’s focal point.
Today, we wanted to share some window options and ideal styles for your kitchen to help get you started on your next remodel. Just imagine having a beautiful, updated kitchen for hosting the holidays!
Here are 5 of the best kitchen window ideas for your home.
1. FRAME YOUR STOVE WITH PICTURE WINDOWS
Today’s stoves come with attractive exhaust covers and backsplashes that add aesthetic value to your kitchen. We can help complement this feature further by installing picture windows on each side.
Picture windows are large fixed windows that offer expansive views and light. They’re also energy efficient! These windows will give you a panoramic view of the outdoors and control over the amount of ventilation in the room. It’s a win/win for your kitchen.
2. MULTIPLY YOUR WINDOWS TO OPEN UP YOUR KITCHEN
Install multiple windows side-by-side over the kitchen sink to make dishwashing more enjoyable for anyone involved. This setup will also give you the feeling that the outdoors is connected to your kitchen area.
The extra sunlight can also increase your mood, which is an added benefit when doing chores in the kitchen. Read more about the benefits of bigger windows in our post HERE.
3. WELCOME IN THE OUTDOORS WITH SLIDER WINDOWS
Would you rather have the ability to combine the outdoors with your kitchen? Maybe you have a beautiful patio you’d like to be connected to or your view is something you want more of. Whatever the reason, slider windows are a perfect choice. These windows are also great for hosting indoor/outdoor events during warmer days!
Slider windows offer a simplified and space-saving design where swinging windows won’t work. These windows open horizontally instead of vertically, which makes them a great option for smaller kitchens. Windows that open up your space and make you feel closer to nature really are the best.
4. LET THE SUN IN WITH BAY AND BOW WINDOWS
Installing bow or bay windows in your kitchen will let you enjoy more sunlight and a picturesque view. In fact, the available space provided by these types of windows can serve as its own dining area. This will give you the chance to enjoy breakfast without having to go to the dining room.
Bay windows are impressively versatile at enhancing almost any space, but they’re particularly popular in kitchens. In most cases, they can single-handedly add a variety of functions and reinvent your cooking area in ways you never thought possible.
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Another fun idea if you’d rather not do a bow or bay window is installing corner windows. You can create the same breakfast nook and still welcome in plenty of light for an overall inspiring space.
5. GO CLASSIC! CHOOSE CASEMENT WINDOWS
Casement windows remain to be ideal choices in the kitchen area. They come with a crank that will let you open them fully for more fresh air.
Installing them over countertops is a great option. Since casement windows come with a crank, they’re perfect for areas in the kitchen that are hard to reach since they’re easier to open.
Either way, you cannot go wrong with the classic look of a casement window. And as we always say, the more windows you add in, the bigger your space seems. See the photos below for inspiration.
The photo below features a picture window combined with a casement window, so you can still get fresh air but not lose the view!
At Next Door and Window, we offer a wide selection of windows that you can customize to fit your kitchen best. Our Design and Energy experts can help you visualize this final look with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before buying.
Whatever your kitchen window style, our experts are ready to help you design the ideal look for your home. Call today to schedule your free appointment at 630-280-2748 or contact us HERE.
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