Windows play a vital role in your kitchen’s functionality and beauty. Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland explains how different window styles can enhance your kitchen:
Cooking three meals a day can add up to five pints of water into the air, resulting into excessive indoor moisture. Moist air causes condensation, which is damaging to building materials, particularly wood and metal.
If you don’t have exhaust fans, opt for casement windows as instant ventilators. These replacement windows maximize wall openings to vent moisture (and other pollutants) out of your home, keeping your indoor air cool, dry and fresh.
Sash windows can also optimize air circulation, especially when both panels are open halfway. If your home is built in a traditional style, double-hung windows can promote architectural authenticity.
Fixed replacement windows make great glass backsplashes. Regardless of their size, they can catch enough sun to illuminate the sink naturally. If your kids love playing in the backyard, a glass backsplash facilitates surveillance to help you keep an eye on them while doing the dishes.
If your wall openings are short, sliding windows are your best choice because they’re generally wider than they are tall. Further, they admit plenty of sunshine to brighten up your light-dependent space and offer top-to-bottom ventilation opportunities.
The top of your sink is a clever destination for a bay window. Projection replacement windows, like the bay, have large glass area for abundant daylighting, breathe in drafts from multiple directions and create instant recesses. A sink bay will also provide a ledge you can use to display plants or other kitchen essentials to save you more space.
Invite Renewal by Andersen of Portland to your home to help you determine the best window style and design for your kitchen. Call us at (503) 419-3960 now to schedule your FREE consultation in West Linn, Tigard or Beaverton, OR, or any nearby areas.