3 Types Of Window Styles To Consider For Your Kitchen

If the windows in your kitchen are really old and drafty, and you are planning on upgrading to more energy efficient windows this spring, consider changing the style of your kitchen windows as well. You don't have to go with the same style that you had previously, you can change up the look of your kitchen with an entirely new style of window. Here are a few window style types that work well in a kitchen.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows have two sashes that are moveable. This may be two vertical sashes or two horizontal sashes depending on the way that that the window is set up. You can open both sides of the window at the same time, or have one side open at a time.

Usually, one side has a screen in place while the other does not. This can allow you to let in a breeze with or without a screen in place and can allow you to open whichever side of the window makes the most sense at the moment. Double-hung windows provide you with a lot of versatility for your kitchen.

Casement Windows

With casement windows, you can open the entire window pane with the turn of a crank. Casement windows are designed to swing outward, away from your home. With a casement window, you don't have any screens in place to keep the bugs out, but you can open the windows up all the way to really feel and enjoy the breeze and take in the view. If you like to be able to really vent your kitchen and allow natural air to flow through your kitchen, casement windows can be a great choice.

Picture Windows

If you have a great view that you want to enjoy from your kitchen but are not looking for additional ventilation, a picture window can be a great choice. For example, if you have already have windows that open up, but would like to be able to see outside more, you could install an additional picture window. Although it is always a good idea to have at least a few windows that you can open up in your kitchen to get some air in if things get smoky or smelly, it can also be nice to have some picture windows as well that just let in the light and allow you to enjoy the view.

As you look at new windows for your kitchen, feel free to mix up the style of window that you have in place. Double-hung windows are great for the kitchen because you can open both sides of the windows. Casement windows are great if you like to let the breeze flow through your kitchen and allow you to feel like you are outside, and picture windows can be a great way to expand the view and allow more natural light into your kitchen.

To learn more, contact a window replacement company near you.