Did you know that the kitchen is a highly used room in most homes? That is the key reason why you need to be selective of choosing the right kitchen window for your home design. A good kitchen window will enhance the natural light of the room with natural light, fresh air and beautiful view. When searching for the best window, you will have many things to consider. The first relates to the location of the window and the ventilation level you need. The architecture and style of your kitchen and the entire home is also important. Moreover, you will have to consider how you would want the kitchen windows to open.
When choosing a kitchen window, you will need to consider your personal preferences. The market offers a wide range of windows to match the needs of various buyers. When choosing one, here are things to consider.
Kitchen windows are usually placed in awkward places that are hard to reach and prone to moisture. To overcome the hassles of oddly-placed windows, experts from Kitchen & Stone will help you choose a style that is easier to open and close. Awnings are a better choice because you can push or pull them to provide adequate ventilation important for steamy kitchens. They will also be better when positioned at the eye level or near the ceilings. Siding windows are a good choice for the hard to reach and awkward areas because they have cranks.
The market offers decorative windows that will highlight your style in a better way. Those with metallic hardware finishing will coordinate with your lighting and faucet. Woodgrain finishing will add character, warmth, and a variety of configurations and grid styles will create a perfect look. Here are the types of windows:
Picture windows: this style of kitchen windows provides a streamlined appearance and a wider open view. They are energy efficient because they do not have any moving parts or ventilation. They are a good choice for patio doors or other fresh air kitchens.
Garden windows: the windows provide a unique style for modern kitchens. The added dimensions will open up your kitchen and the shelving will provide the area you need to display collectables and grow plants. Single-hung or side casements windows offer ventilation but they are hard to reach.
Casement windows: the windows include awning windows and casement windows that provide unobstructed views. They ware energy efficient, easier to reach for opening and closing and facilitate maximum ventilation. They are ideal for decoration.
Sliding windows: this style of kitchen windows includes slider and single hung window styles. They facilitate ventilation and match any existing windows. They are hard to open and close.
The materials used to make a window are as important as the window itself. They have to withstand the exposure and moisture expected in a kitchen. Go for the easier to clean materials, such as fibreglass and vinyl for your kitchen. Fibreglass windows are a perfect choice for the areas experiencing extreme temperatures. Fibreglass windows might be expensive but they are efficient, durable and easier to maintain. Vinyl material is the other easier to maintain material. However, vinyl limits you on aesthetic choices. Aluminium will work well in kitchens because it is tolerant to humidity and moisture.
Windows come with many features. Besides the frame and colour, you will have to consider the additional features like splash guards for the shades behind kitchen sinks and opacity for the glass. If you do not know the features to go for, our Kitchen & Stone team will help you choose the right ones. A window that overlooks your yard will necessitate impact-resistant glass for safety reasons. They will not shatter when a stray baseball hits it.
One of the things that will affect your budget and the environment is the energy efficiency of the kitchen windows. Fibreglass kitchen windows are more efficient than the other types. Double-glazing processes observe energy efficiency too. Composite frames are made of plastic or wood resin but they will have the appearance of wooden frames. However, they require less maintenance. Because producers use recycled materials to make them, they are a better choice if you want to conserve the environment.
You can save costs and energy by choosing the glass in the windows properly. Double-pane windows are energy efficient and the installation part is inexpensive. While you would want to keep the costs as low as possible, you have to ensure that you are not sacrificing on the quality. Windows are an important investment, so you have to go for those made of solid and trustworthy materials. The warranty or guarantee is important.
Once you have found the best design for your kitchen windows, the Kitchen & Stone team will be ready to help you remove, install and design your new kitchen window. Our experienced team has seen and worked with several window styles to help with your kitchen renovation. We have the resources to completely take care of your kitchen remodelling.
For the latest kitchen packages and designs, please contact us at 1300 418 747 and we’re here to guide you through the process step-by-step to achieving your dream kitchen.