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Home remodeling has experienced a surge in the past year, with kitchen remodeling topping the list of the most popular projects. If you’re a Minneapolis area homeowner planning on redoing your kitchen, are replacement windows on your wish list? If not, they should be. While focusing on things like cabinets and new appliances is usually the norm, sometimes other basic elements like new windows gets overlooked. But if you’re giving your kitchen a makeover, having windows that work well with your new design is very important. And if you have some issues with your current windows, here’s your chance to solve some problems.
There are a wide variety of window styles, and some styles are preferred for certain rooms or areas. This is important to keep in mind, as there is no rule that when you replace your windows that you have to go with the same style as what exists now. If you’re already remodeling, you have the chance to improve on your current window situation.
The traditional double-hung window remains the most popular style, and while it’s great for many areas of a home, there are parts of a kitchen where those types of windows are less than ideal. Anyone who’s ever struggled to lift up a window sash over a kitchen sink knows what we’re talking about. Your current kitchen design might also have double-hung windows over other spots like a stovetop. In those types of application, casement or glider windows are a much better option – they are easier to operate.
Or you could take it a step further and use that moisture-laden spot over your sink to create a greenhouse for herbs or other plants with a garden window.
Another thing to take into consideration is sunlight and ventilation. A workable kitchen should have both, so look for window styles that maximize both. Casement windows are excellent in terms of ventilation because they can direct airflow in from several directions. And choosing window styles with little to break up the glass (like grids) can add more sunlight. Here again, both casements and gliders can literally shine because there’s no dividing sash in the middle of the window.
Lastly, think about the window frame material. While some prefer the real wood look in kitchens, a room that gets a lot of moisture (as well as grease from cooking) would do better with a maintenance-free material like fiberglass or vinyl. We’ve got windows we can recommend that can give you the real wood look without any of the drawbacks.
If a kitchen makeover is in your future, why not schedule a free consultation with us before you firm up your plans? We’d love to talk to you about how having the right replacement windows installed can really make a difference. We are THE kitchen replacement window company for the greater Minneapolis area.
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