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The current pandemic and resulting quarantine needs as well as more work-from-home and distance learning for students has affected more than just people’s health, livelihood, and social lives. There are home remodeling trends that are arising due to the desire to create more comfortable, livable homes for those who are spending much more time in them than they had envisioned. In a recent post we explored some of these window trends and how a home office might make use of different windows. In this post we’ll cover kitchen ideas.
The first thing we’ll bring up is that the two major trends affecting home office design are also applicable to kitchens: maximizing sunlight and bringing the outdoors in. These two elements tend to be much more important during the day than in the evening or at night. For example, if your kitchen is used in the mornings mostly to brew coffee, nuke a breakfast sandwich, and hustle the kids out the door with their lunches before you leave for work, things might be very different if you are at home now more often.
If any of these things applies to your home, perhaps it’s time to take a critical look at your kitchen windows. See if there are things that could be done differently to make your kitchen a lighter, brighter space to be. Improving the view never hurts, either.
Check out the photo above, courtesy of our window partner company, Marvin. The full glass wall on the right side shows off one of our favorite sayings: sometimes the best window is actually a door. Multi-panel sliding doors topped with transom windows create plenty of natural light in this kitchen. Can’t you just imagine working at that counter! Plus being able to open up several sliding doors when it’s nice weather allows you to bring the outdoors inside. All that glass affords a terrific view. And imagine how easy it would be to grab your lunch and take it out on the deck.
We’ve got plenty of other ideas for kitchen windows as well. For instance, garden or greenhouse windows let you have space for plants. Growing, green things are good for the soul as well as the eyes. And if those plants are herbs or vegetables, you’ve got a source of cooking ingredients!
Window Outfitters, Inc. is a Minneapolis-area home remodeling company specializing in exterior energy-efficient improvements like replacement windows and doors. We are proud to be a Marvin Authorized Replacement Contractor. Let us know if your kitchen could use a makeover. We’ll be glad to come up with the perfect window and door solutions to help you enjoy being at home more.
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