Which Window Styles Are Suitable for Kitchens?

The kitchen is the busiest room in the house, and it requires windows to provide natural lighting and ventilation. But which window styles suit this type of room? Read on to get an idea of the best window options that you should consider for your space.

Window Styles

Bay and Bow Windows

Bay and bow windows protrude from the wall, increasing the floor space in your kitchen. The extra square footage can be used for seating, a banquette or a breakfast nook. For small families, this can double as the dining area, freeing up more space in your home. Storage can also be added under the window seat. With the larger glass areas of bay and bow windows, you’ll have plenty of natural light in your kitchen. We recommend installing operable side windows so that you can take advantage of passive ventilation.

Casement Windows

A kitchen requires adequate ventilation to remove moisture, grease and cooking odors. Casement windows are generally the most effective in this regard. Its hinged design allows you to fully open the window, which is ideal for venting out smoke from an overheated pan or chemical odors after a thorough cleaning. Because of their single-sash design, casement windows also provide a full view.

Casements are the most energy-efficient type of window. With sashes that sit flush on the frame, it forms an airtight seal that prevents outdoor and indoor air from passing through.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are the most popular window style. They can be used in practically every room. These windows can also improve ventilation and add more natural light to your kitchen. Simply open the top or bottom sash to bring fresh air into your space and control the airflow in your home.

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