They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. So is making changes to the kitchen like heart surgery? Well, it’s not that dramatic, but it is an important room because it is integral to your daily life and also a very busy space. You’ll want to consider many things before deciding what kind of windows to install or replace. Here are three major factors to consider:
An Opportunity to Add Natural Lighting
If your kitchen seems dark and dreary, now is the perfect opportunity to lighten it up! Having one or more large windows in your kitchen can make a huge difference. Bringing in more light will transform your gloomy kitchen into a warm, bright and inviting space. More light will even make the room seem larger.
On a related note, if you could use more light, don’t stop with the window(s). Consider adding more light with a new door as well. A French door will serve as another window and will look beautiful as well. You get style and function in one fell swoop!
Get More Fresh Air
Every kitchen has a vent fan to help get rid of smoke and steam from cooking, but that won’t beat having kitchen windows that let fresh air in as well as bad air out. There’s nothing like throwing open a window and hearing the birds chirp in the morning either! If your window opens to a walkway, make sure to get a slider so it doesn’t interfere with people on the path when open.
Customize to Fit Your Needs
Don’t forget you can customize your windows to fit your needs and wants perfectly. For example, you might want to consider having a window, or windows in lieu of the typical tile to serve as your sink’s backsplash. This could be a great way to bring in sunlight right where you need it and it will look amazing, too. If you enjoy plants, a garden window might be right up your alley. These windows create a small box that bumps out from your house like a mini greenhouse to allow for plants to receive lots of sunlight. Whatever window you choose, make sure it serves the purposes you need it to serve.
Think it through, look around, do your research. Make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to add something really special to your kitchen with a new window or two, or even a new door. At All-Weather Windows, Doors, and Siding, we can help you find the kitchen windows you want and install them perfectly.
We can also handle other home improvement projects like doors and siding too. Give us a call at (913) 648-9589 in Kansas and (816) 673-2480 in Missouri, or request an appointment today.