As the busiest part of your home, your kitchen needs windows that are easy to use, but provides both natural lighting and ventilation, with some aesthetic features thrown in. In today’s post, window replacement company Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle shares the ideal window styles for kitchens.
A kitchen window needs to be able to provide ventilation when you need it, whether it’s for venting cooking smells, excess humidity from steam, or the smoke that your range hood can’t seem to get rid of. Casement windows are the ideal style for this purpose because it’s the only style that allows 100% of the window area for ventilation. If your kitchen happens to be facing a beautiful view, you can choose to have a grille-less design.
Another great feature of today’s casement windows is the offset hinges. This makes it easy to clean the window sashes all the way around, thanks to the gap the hinges create when the windows are fully opened.
Sliding or gliding windows are ideal for areas with limited space or if the area outside the window is a busy area where hinged window styles would get in the way. Since the weight of the sashes rests on the frames, it allows easy, one-handed operation. It also lets you choose large windows if your kitchen design calls for it. Its removable sashes make it easy to clean and maintain and can be used as a makeshift service window when serving food guests during backyard parties.
Bay and Bow Windows
Bay and bow windows are projecting window styles, which are basically a combination of multiple windows. The key difference is that bow windows form a bow or curved shape from several windows, while bay windows are angular in shape and are formed with fewer windows. The protruding space formed by these windows can be used for virtually any purpose — in a kitchen, it can be used as a banquette or a display space, among other things. Depending on how these windows are built, there may be space underneath for additional storage, a feature that kitchens can never seem to get enough of.
Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle is your leading provider of popular replacement window styles like double-hung windows. Give us a call at (206) 777-0954. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Bellevue and the surrounding communities.