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Your kitchen is like the hearth of your home. Of course, it’s the room in your house where you go to cook or to eat, but it serves a number of other roles as well: Your kitchen might be where you entertain guests. It might be where you start your day after getting out of bed or where your kids finish their homework. As one of the most important rooms in your home, you want your kitchen to feel comfortable and look beautiful, and one of the most effective ways to achieve this goal is by purchasing windows that can improve lighting, open up great views, and more. Here’s our list of recommendations for anyone looking for new kitchen windows.

Varieties

The first question you need to ask yourself is what type of windows you want for your kitchen. If you’re looking for operable windows—in other words, windows that can open and close—some of the most popular options are double-hung or casement. Double-hung windows come with two functional sashes that open either up or down and, as a result, can provide excellent ventilation; meanwhile, casement windows are hinged at the side and swing open by turning a crank, which makes them easy to use as well as energy efficient.

Style and Design

The type of window you choose can also have a big impact on the aesthetic of the room and of your whole house. Double-hung windows, for example, match existing windows in most homes, so they could be an excellent choice if you want to maintain a consistent appearance throughout your entire house. The window’s material also plays a role as well—metallic windows can create a sleek, modern look, while wooden windows can strike a more rustic tone.

Lighting

If the kitchen of your dreams is full of natural light, then windows can help you to achieve that effect. Think of which wall in your kitchen receives the most sunlight and install your windows there in order to allow that light to filter inside and illuminate your kitchen, creating a warm, lively effect. If you’d prefer to minimize natural light—perhaps to reduce solar heat gain—you can look for windows with energy-efficient coatings that reflect UV light.

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