The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where you cook delicious meals to enjoy, for special holidays and typical Wednesdays. It’s where guests inevitably gather. It’s where kiddos finish homework and where friends become family. And because kitchens are such a central, highly trafficked area in the home, they deserve the best windows to make them even more inviting and beautifully lit.
When it comes time to replace your windows, the kitchen is a great place to start. Let’s explore the best windows for your kitchen, and what to consider as you plan an update.
Kitchen Window Must Haves
No matter how big or small your kitchen is, your window requirements should remain the same. The best kitchen windows should be:
- Easy to open and close
- Have an air-circulating design that helps smoke or steam flow out of open windows while cooking
- Fit with the style and aesthetic, as well as design and floorplan, of your kitchen
- Let in lots of natural light
- Built with sturdy, waterproof material, like vinyl replacement windows
Five Types of Windows for Kitchens
Because kitchens can vary so much in shape, size, and window space, the exact type of windows you will need depends a lot on the kitchen you’re working with. All five of these window types check the boxes for kitchen window essentials. After deciding what logically works best for your kitchen, you’ll need to choose a design option that also fits within your aesthetic.
1. Casement Windows
Casement windows are a favorite for kitchen windows. With a lever to open and close the window, casement windows are much easier than other types of windows to effortlessly unlatch — especially if you have to lean over a countertop or sink to open them.
Rolox casement windows are top-tier in Kansas and Missouri, having one of the lowest air infiltration rates in the industry. Our casement windows also have a single-lever locking handle designed for ease of use, plus a stepped internal and contoured external for an even more beautiful appearance.
2. Sliding Windows
One of the most common types of windows is sliding windows. These popular windows have a latch or handle to push before sliding them along a track, similar to a sliding patio door. While easier to open than double-hung windows, they can be a little more tricky than casement windows if you have to climb or lean on a counter to reach them.
3. Double-Hung Windows
Double-hung windows aren’t quite as ideal for certain spaces in the kitchen as sliding or casement windows. However, since both the top and bottom sections open, they are great for customizing your airflow needs while cooking. Rolox double-hung windows, along with the other Rolox windows in our gallery, let in significantly more natural light than our competitors since they have a noticeably larger glass area.
4. Garden Windows
Garden windows were a popular window trend for homeowners in 2022, and we’re still loving them for kitchen windows this year! The ledge design that pops out from your home’s exterior makes the perfect spot for a tiny herb garden or displaying house plants that require plenty of light. Rolox garden windows also give you another opportunity to get creative with design, as you can choose from a variety of options to match your countertops.
Keep in mind that some garden windows aren’t made to open. However, Rolox garden windows are designed with two fully operational trapezoid ventilation openings, plus a lovely height-adjustable glass shelf to increase your display space!
5. Sliding Patio Doors
If your kitchen looks out into the yard, sliding patio doors are an excellent way to boost your natural light in the kitchen and dining area. While french doors make for a gorgeous aesthetic, sliding doors with an additional screen are ideal for increasing ventilation in your kitchen without opening your home to insects and other unwelcome pests.
Rolox sliding patio doors have a three-point locking system for optimal security, plus an optional ventilation deadbolt/foot lock. They are also available in configurations up to 12 feet wide if you are wanting a maximum amount of natural light in your kitchen.
Let’s Give Your Kitchen a Fresh Outlook
Whether you opt for casement windows, a simple swap of your existing sliding windows, or even blowing out a wall to install new sliding patio doors, Rolox Home Service has the replacement windows your kitchen needs! Contact us to schedule your free consultation.