It’s not necessary for all the windows in your home to match. Sometimes, you’ll need to choose different window styles for other parts of the house. Choosing the right windows for your kitchen can improve its lighting, ventilation and appeal.
Make sure to take note of these key design considerations for your kitchen window replacement.
Your backsplash is an excellent location for horizontal windows. Having windows as the backsplash will allow more natural light into your space and also help with the ventilation. With energy-efficient windows, you can even get more savings on your utility costs.
You have to be careful with planning your window replacement, especially with the placement of the units. Too little light in the kitchen can make the room look gloomy and you’ll have a harder time doing your tasks. On the other hand, too much light can result in glare and make your space uncomfortably warm. However, you can still control the light that enters your kitchen using window treatments like shades and blinds.
You can choose between purge or trickle ventilation for your kitchen. Purge ventilation can be achieved by opening windows. The window opening should be more than 1/20 of the total floor area of your kitchen. Meanwhile, trickle ventilation can be added into the upper part of the window frame.
When planning major home improvements such as window installation, you and your contractor should make sure to meet your local building codes. For kitchen windows, these codes usually focus on sufficient ventilation for good indoor air quality.
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