This week at Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, DC, we’re going to focus on kitchen renovations and replacement window options that not only add that “wow” factor, but also improve space efficiency and comfort.
Choosing the Best Windows for Your Virginia or Washington, DC Kitchen Renovation
Ever feel like your kitchen is just another cabinet-lined space? The obligatory over-the-sink window and cookie-cutter kitchen design is flowing out. A new trend in Virginia and Washington, D.C. kitchens favors a more airy feel.
Open shelves keep everything you need at hand and create a visual breath of fresh air. Eat-in breakfast nooks give the family hub a more casual, at-home feel even in the classiest design scheme. And, big windows filter sunlight in for a brilliantly upscale, fresh-as-sunshine feel, whether your home is a farmhouse, gabled colonial, or a minimalist, contemporary dwelling.
Rethinking your kitchen’s window design can give the heart of your home a fresh, unique update. Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C. makes it easier than ever to update your windows with one-of-a-kind, customized design choices that transform your kitchen into a room you’ll never want to leave.
Over-the-Sink Replacement Window Options
The traditional kitchen features a window just above the sink—ostensibly to let some light in and give the dishwasher a view of the outdoors without usurping any cabinet space. Most of the time (especially in older homes), those windows are small double-hung windows, and finding just the right window treatment to complete the look is notoriously difficult.
Updating your old windows can help you save money on heating and air conditioning bills and give your kitchen a brand new look and feel. Love the functionality of double-hung windows, but really want something a little different? Try installing double-hung windows side-by-side in groups of two or three over your kitchen sink. You’ll multiply the amount of natural light streaming in and create an interesting new look, without taking needy storage space away from your cabinets.
Picture Windows in the Kitchen
Consider replacing your over-sink window with a big picture window instead—perhaps even a window that’s a bit wider than it is tall, or a stunning combination window configuration. You’ll seamlessly frame your view and brighten up your room with more light. Plus, low-profile frames mean you’ll gain a broader viewing area to enjoy the scenery or watch the kids playing outdoors while washing dishes or prepping the evening meal. Picture windows add a clean, streamlined look in versatile settings from traditional to modern. Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, DC’s picture windows are available in seven interior colors and virtually limitless custom grille options to enhance your kitchen’s personality.
Casement Windows: The Perfect Over the Counter or Over the Sink Choice
With their easy to operate hardware on the bottom edge of the window frame, casement windows make fantastic over-sink options. Casement windows open and close easily when you have to reach over a counter. They frame your view perfectly and complement casual and elegant designs. Casement windows, like all replacement windows installed by Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, DC, feature energy-efficient ENERGY STAR certified glass panels and Fibrex frames designed to stay beautiful year after year with virtually no maintenance. Plus, an easy-latch lever lets you seal the window securely with the touch of a finger.
Other Replacement Window Options for Your Kitchen
If you’re not ready to relinquish your existing counter space, a wall of windows (and a French door or two) opposite the cooking area can allow abundant light into your kitchen, giving it an open, airy feel. Another option involves installing windows between or beside cabinets.
With a bit of careful planning, this type of design gives kitchens a trendy, streamlined look that’s both beautiful and functional. This Better Homes and Gardens’ gallery of kitchen window options makes it easier to visualize both traditional and trendy takes on kitchen design. Renewal by Andersen’s Inspiration Gallery is a great source of ideas if you’re still trying to nail down your overall design scheme, too.
Redesigning Your Kitchen with Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, DC Replacement Windows and Patio Doors
Not sure exactly where to start? You’re welcome to call and schedule a free consultation with an expert who’ll be able to answer your questions and suggest options you might not have considered for your kitchen. When you talk to a window consultant, don’t forget to ask about our current specials and our exclusive warranty package that covers everything – including the installation. Just fill in the short form on this page or give us a call at 1-877-915-9940 at your convenience.