If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, adding windows above the sink is worth considering. It can provide a great view as you work, it can help improve natural lighting, and it can let you keep an eye on your kids as they play in the yard. In today’s post, local replacement door and window company Renewal by Andersen® of Austin shares ideas for kitchen windows.
1. Combination Windows — Some kitchen designs feature wall openings that span the length of a wall, often near where the kitchen sink is located. If the exterior wall framing allows combining multiple smaller windows into a bank of windows, consider extending it to where the kitchen sink is. It creates a panoramic view of your property from within the kitchen and gives you more flexibility on your choice of window styles.
2. Oversized Double Hung Windows — Oversized double-hung windows, when installed in front of your kitchen sink, provides ventilation, natural lighting, and a great outdoor view. If you’re worried about having difficulty opening and closing these windows, Renewal by Andersen®’s double-hung windows features counterbalanced sashes that allow safe and easy operation.
3. Double-Sash Casement Windows — Casement windows are typically built as single-sash windows. However, it is possible to have double-sash casement windows that open like French doors. This window style is perfect for kitchen sinks because it lets you utilize the full window area when you need it. You won’t have to lean over the sink to open it, thanks to its hand cranks. It’s unlikely that you’ll find this kind of casement windows off-the-rack. Fortunately, custom replacement window companies like us are here to help.
4. Service Window — If the kitchen sink happens to connect to your patio, a diner-style service window, complete with a countertop, would be perfect. You can thaw meat for your barbecues on the sink, and simply put it on the counter when ready: no more tracking blood or marinade through the patio door. You can also do the grilling indoors and quickly serve them to waiting guests on the patio.
Renewal by Andersen® of Austin is your leading provider of replacement windows and sliding patio doors. Give us a call at (512) 298-2270. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Austin, TX, and surrounding communities in Texas.