Replacement windows often take a backseat when doing a kitchen remodel, but they are actually very important. There are several factors that affect how well a window performs in a busy environment like your kitchen. Because kitchen windows can cost you an arm and a leg, you should weigh these factors carefully before making any decisions.
Privacy is not the biggest concern for kitchens, at least not as big as ventilation and lighting. Here are a few tried-and-tested tips on how to choose the right replacement windows for your kitchen remodel.
Replacing your kitchen windows need effective planning to be successful. Your first consideration should always be the amount of light your windows should allow inside. Placement may not give you plenty of elbow room because moving the location of a window to make it east-facing may entail extra expenses. Instead, choose a style with large glass areas and thin frames to maximize your daylighting.
Cooking introduces large amounts of moisture into the air. Even using appliances like the dishwasher can increase the humidity inside a kitchen. For this reason, you want your windows to be operable so they can help ventilate the space and regulate your humidity levels. Double-hung windows work best in this regard, but casement and sliding windows are equally effective choices as well.
Depending on the placement of your windows, they may function similarly as a backsplash for certain kitchen fixtures. If this is the case, make sure your exterior services company takes this into account when choosing the right products for your remodel. Operable windows can be easy to clean so having them as a backsplash shouldn’t prove too troublesome.
At Tri-County Contracting, our professionals can help you find the perfect replacement windows for your kitchen remodeling project. Give us a call at (262) 679-6100, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in New Berlin and other nearby areas.