Over The Sink Windows – Compliment Your Kitchen Space
By: Architectural Visions
Gazing out your kitchen window may offer a glimpse into your backyard or front yard, allowing you to keep an eye on your children or to simply take in the scenery. Replacing your kitchen sink window can also turn a dark kitchen into a bright, sunny space. In busy households, you may spend plenty of time at the kitchen sink window, so ensuring it has optimal functionality and a beautiful silhouette can improve your overall kitchen experience. Read on to learn more about the various types of over the sink kitchen sink windows that will compliment your kitchen space.
Key takeaways of kitchen sink windows:
- Glider windows work beautifully over kitchen sinks and in any part of the home where extra ventilation and more natural light are desired.
- If you live in an area with consistently high temperatures or your kitchen window receives a lot of sunlight, you may prefer low-E glass windows to block the sun’s heat.
- Casement windows will allow you to crank open the windows effortlessly and let fresh breezes inside while giving you control over how much or how little.
- A tinted or textured window may be best if you want more privacy or block the outside view while providing light and airflow.
- Removing the upper cabinets provides room to install a larger window, which means more natural sunlight, resulting in a lighter, brighter kitchen space.
Glider sliding windows
For those days when it’s warm enough to let in a cool breeze, glider windows — also known as sliding windows —open on tracks for easy use and no lifting is required. Glider windows open and close with ease and offer a streamlined, modern look that can be interpreted as both classic and contemporary. Sliding windows are an excellent alternative to a swinging window, especially if you have space restrictions. Glider windows work beautifully over kitchen sinks and in any part of the home where extra ventilation and more natural light are desired.
Below are some of the top benefits of glider windows:
- Easy sliding that requires no lifting
- Comes in a range of sizes to let in plenty of natural light
- Low-maintenance and easy to clean
- Offers unobstructed views
- Saves space
- Offers more ventilation, resulting in natural airflow
If you live in an area with consistently high temperatures or your kitchen window receives a lot of sunlight, you may prefer low-E glass windows to block the sun’s heat. In addition, low-E glass window coating will keep your kitchen from overheating. Suppose your kitchen is prone to overheating due to your oven’s heat during cooking. In that case, low-E windows can also prevent too much solar heat from entering, keeping the room evenly comfortable.
Also, in the winter months, low-E glass offers solar heat to help reduce your heating bills. The lower heating bills in the winter and the lower cooling bills in the summer can result in cost savings over time.
Replacing double hung windows with casement windows will allow you to effortlessly crank open the windows and be assured the window will stay open. In addition, casement windows will let fresh breezes inside while giving you control over how much or how little. By opening a casement window slightly, you can allow cooking odors to escape, while preventing too much cold or hot outdoor air to enter.
If you don’t have the best view outside your kitchen window, or if your kitchen window faces an area where you seek more privacy, such as the front of the house, then a tinted or textured window may be best for you. You will still receive the light and airflow you need while gaining more privacy.
Increasing the kitchen window size
Removing the upper cabinets can create a brighter space that allows more natural light to shine through to create more space for an over-the-sink window. In addition, removing the upper cabinets provides room to install a larger window, which means more natural sunlight, resulting in a lighter, brighter kitchen space. Replacing your over the sink kitchen window with a larger window will provide more natural light in your kitchen work areas and additional ventilation for cooking odors.
AVI Windows & Doors
Turn to a professional to help you replace your kitchen windows by contacting the experts at AVI. AVI is your one-stop shop for all types of kitchen windows, with in-person and online service options. Please don’t hesitate to contact us online or come by one of our Southeast locations and let us help you!