A kitchen should be bright, airy, and welcoming, but if your kitchen wasn't designed with light in mind, that could be a problem. Older kitchens were often blocked off; they were used as areas for preparation rather than dining. Luckily, there's hope. If your windows weren't built for letting air in, you can easily replace them. Replacing your windows can dramatically change the look and feel of your home.

Add Some Room for Plants With Garden Windows

A garden window is a box-style window that incorporates a ledge. Some garden windows even have multiple ledges. You can use a garden window to take advantage of sunshine, placing plants along the bottom, or even growing a small herb garden. Garden windows are uniquely well-suited to kitchens because they let you grow plants, while also letting a good deal of light in.

If you love your outdoor garden, patio, or yard, then a garden window will let you see more of it. Because it extends outward, it also opens up your space. Consider garden windows in an otherwise small or cramped kitchen.

Most garden windows open at the sides, so you can bring airflow in (and make sure your plants get enough direct sunlight). If you want to keep the air in your kitchen fresh and clean, a garden window installation is also a good choice.

Open Up the Space With Bay & Bow Windows

Do you have a lot of space against a wall in your kitchen? Consider installing a bay or bow window. Bay window installation opens your room up significantly. Bay and bow windows are structurally very similar (the only real difference is the arc and the amount of glass pieces used). Both are going to change how your home looks both from inside and out.

In your bay or bow window, you can create a small lounging area where people can read or where additional plants can be placed. If your current kitchen is feeling a little claustrophobic, this is a good investment. A bay or bow window installation can add attractiveness and value to your home, but it also needs to be incorporated in the style of the rest of the property—and that takes an expert.

Open It Up With a Casement Window

A casement window is one of the most popular types of kitchen window. A casement window opens up completely because the window is on hinges, so it can slide right out. This gives you a great view of your surroundings, while also giving you some breathing room. Casement windows can have two doors or one, and can be held open or locked shut. They also have a certain "retro" appeal; they're one of the more traditional kitchen window designs.

If you want to have the utility of being able to easily open and close your kitchen window, a casement window is an excellent choice. But keep in mind that the casement window is going to need room to swing out, too. If you have anything close to your kitchen window, such as a tree, lamp post, or other decor, a casement window might not fit.

Contact Paskar Construction Today

There are many window options for kitchen if you're looking to remodel or renovate. Kitchens benefit from feeling open and airy, so windows are the perfect place to start. For more information about your window options, contact Paskar Construction.