Special Types of Replacement Windows for Kitchens

When it’s time to replace your kitchen window or windows, there’s no reason to be apprehensive. Armed with the proper information, the task is probably easier than you think!

Several types of kitchen replacement windows exist today. They aren’t necessarily manufactured specifically for the kitchen. But, you wouldn’t know it, just by looking at them… especially after the installation is complete. Renewal by Andersen Cincinnati offers many options. Here are a few to consider.

Picture Window

One option for replacing a kitchen window, especially above the sink, is a scaled-down picture window. Picture windows are fixed, meaning that they don’t open or close. There are no moving parts, whatsoever.

Because these windows let in so much light, windowsill gardens thrive in their presence. If you have cupboards framing both sides of the window, it’s fairly simple to attach two or three shelves (at equal intervals) in between. This way, you have double or triple the growing space that a single windowsill provides.

One of the only downfalls of a picture window is the fact that it offers zero ventilation.

Awning Window

An awning window is another possibility. This type of window, which is hinged at the top and opens outward, is available in several styles. When positioned directly above the sink or any other location, you’ll find it easy to open and a great way to let in the cool evening breeze.

Bay Window

When some people think of a bay window, they automatically picture something humongous. But, in reality, a bay window can be sized down to fit smaller openings. So, this makes it a good candidate for even a somewhat tiny kitchen. On the other hand, if the space is large, there’s nothing stopping you from installing more than one of these windows in the room.

Bay windows are comprised of three individual units, typically put together at an angle of 30 or 45 degrees. The exact angle depends on the overall size of the finished product. These windows make any room look bigger, due to the fact that they extend outward from the wall of your home, creating the illusion of extra space.

Summing Things Up

Before you decide on which type of kitchen window works best for you, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with local building codes. Every municipality is different. And, as the old adage goes… “it’s better to be safe than sorry.”

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, like so many people do, it’s important to take the time to decide what type of kitchen window replacement is best for you. Remember, a window is often a sizable investment. Call Renewal by Andersen Cincinnati for a free in-home consultation. They will be happy to help you make the best choice for your home.

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