Best Kitchen Windows

Windows for Aesthetic and Practical Purposes

A recent survey found most people spend on average 67 minutes a day or 400 hours each year in their kitchen.

Remodelling Magazine’s 2021 Cost vs. Value Report found homeowners can recoup a large amount of their investment return when renovating a kitchen. That’s in addition to selling a home faster as remodelled kitchens are highly favoured by buyers.

A remodelled kitchen with a new attractive window is an oversight that cannot be overlooked. Along with modern window shades/coverings complimenting kitchen colours, a new kitchen window will maximize and control light while also providing privacy. Adding skylights or roof-lights to the kitchen area will not only dazzle but also augment even more natural light to the room.

Increase Amount of Light for Kitchen

For older homes that require more natural lighting bay, bow and casement or awning windows are very popular choices as they feature more glass surface area than double-hung or single-hung windows.

Bay Window

Bay window
An angled series of 3 windows that increase the inside space

Bay windows consist of a combination of windows, typically 3, with angled sides that extend the room outward. They can include a combination of fixed or operable units.

Bow Window

Bow window
A gradually curved series of windows designed to create space in a room

A gradually curved series of windows feature a combination of windows, typically 5, with gentle angles to create the illusion of a curved wall.

Casement Window

Casement window
Hinged on the side and swings outward like a door

Casement windows are very popular and are easy-to-open as well as featuring the tightest seal of all operational windows. Windows can open a full 90° allowing for maximum ventilation. Windows operate with a crank handle.

Awning Window

Awning window
Hinged along the top and swings outward

Awning windows allow for air movement in just about any kind of weather. Equipped with a crank handle, these horizontally inclined windows are ideal for small spaces like over a kitchen sink.

Another important aspect to consider for kitchen windows is ease of operation. You don’t want to struggle when opening a window and it shouldn’t take more than a finger to open or close.

Energy efficient windows will help you save money on utilities and depending on your choice of window also allow for the movement of fresh air when temperatures are more temperate - an important feature when cooking.

Best Window Features and Elements

When you’re replacing windows you want to make sure you choose a product that has everything you’ll want to be satisfied for years to come. Windows are an investment and you would be wise to choose windows that offer:

  • Durability
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Ease of Operation
  • Warranty Coverage
  • Canadian Made (this will ensure they are rated for our cold winters)

Choosing the best window(s) for your kitchen is important as it adds practical and aesthetic appeal to one of the most used rooms in your home