With the incredible array of different windows on the market, it’s easy to find something that perfectly suits your needs. Do you want a window that lets in plenty of light? If so, casement windows can get the job done. Are you looking for a window that can make your room seem even more spacious? Bay or bow windows are a great choice. But what if you want a window that lets in light, adds additional space to the room, provides architectural flair, and enables you to raise a garden from within the comfort of your own home? In that case, garden windows are just the option for you.
Garden windows are small boxes that extend from the outside of your home that feature a small shelf on the bottom and panes of window glass on all sides, including a pane of angle glass for the roof so water and snow can run off. Essentially, garden windows are like tiny greenhouses that attach to the side of your home, and they are actually called garden windows because of how many people use them to grow plants. Some garden window designs even include panels on either side that open to provide ventilation for your plants or simply a nice, relaxing breeze.
The most common locations for garden windows are above the kitchen sink, in a bathroom, or anywhere else where you might want more space and more light. In this respect, they’re kind of like miniature bay windows.
Although garden windows are a perfect blend of form and function, there are several potential disadvantages. First, garden windows are more expensive than other window models: Between the cost of the windows and professional installation, garden windows cost between $2,000 and $4,000 on average, although prices will vary. They can also be more difficult to maintain relative to other windows since they have more surface area. Furthermore, excess moisture that accumulates inside garden windows—such as condensation, humidity, or spills that occur while watering plants—can cause the window frame or surrounding materials to rot.
Despite potential drawbacks, however, garden windows are an excellent way to give your home an eye-catching design feature, make your rooms appear more spacious, and let in more light!
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