Replacement windows are the perfect addition for any home that wants to make their kitchen look and function like new. For many homeowners, kitchens serve more than just a place where you can cook; it’s also an area in which friends or family will gather when they come over.
The kitchen is often the heart of the home, but it can be hard to keep it looking its best when the windows are outdated or damaged. Not only do old or damaged windows make your kitchen look bad, they can also be a major source of energy loss. This means you’re paying more each month on your energy bill than you need to. These 3 ideas for kitchen windows can help you spice up your home as well as save money on those bills.
Looking to spice up your kitchen? It’s amazing what replacement windows can do to impact the look and functionality of this space. For many homeowners, the kitchen serves more purposes than simply a place to prepare meals. It’s where your guests will gather when you entertain; it can provide a spot to work remotely; or even offer the kids an area to do their homework. Keeping all these things in mind, it’s important to think about how you plan to use your kitchen before buying new windows. We’ve come up with three kitchen window ideas to add elegance, improve natural light and provide a modern touch to one of the most commonly used rooms in your house.
Arch topped windows provide a look of traditional elegance. In this kitchen, the window actually becomes the focal point of the room. Your eye is drawn to the stylish radius topped wood window which really stands out with the decorative fan grids.
This is a Milgard Essence Series® wood window in clear vertical grain fir and matches the island cabinetry beautifully. This is two windows used in combination with each other. The arch top is placed over a horizontal slider that comes standard with a SmartTouch® handle. This helps the window open with a one touch operation that is really beneficial when the window is over the sink.
Natural light can do wonders for any room in your home, especially the kitchen. Daylight can help make a space warm and inviting which makes you want to linger longer. This kitchen really shines with the addition of multiple window combinations and patio doors. Milgard Tuscany® Series vinyl windows and a sliding patio door in the color Tan were used in a neutral color palette, which really helps the sunlight work its magic.
This wall of windows contains picture windows that do not open, to maximize the view and awnings that are hinged on top and swing out from the bottom to allow for greater air flow. This look is amplified by an open concept kitchen layout which helps the space feel larger than it is.
If you are looking for a window that has a modern, contemporary feeling, Milgard Thermally Improved Aluminum windows are a great option. Shown here in the color Clear Anodized, these windows offer a crisp, clean look with very thin frames. Homeowners often look for Thermally Improved over standard Aluminum windows for their increased energy efficiency. The modern look is maximized with flat, shiny surfaces and natural materials such as marbled counters and slate flooring. These minimalist touches reinforce the clean, linear theme and the result is a kitchen that is ready to perform a variety of tasks.
Joann from Milgard
How to Bevel Glass?
Beveling glass is a process that helps to make the glass more attractive and also easier to clean. There are a few different ways that you can bevel glass, but the most common method is to use a wet saw. To bevel glass using a wet saw, you’ll need to first mark out the shape of the bevel onto the glass. You can do this by drawing around a template or by freehand drawing with a Sharpie. Once you have marked out the desired shape, attach the piece of glass to your work surface using some clamps. Make sure that the surface is secured before starting to cut.
How to Cut Mirrors?
There are a few ways to cut mirrors, depending on the size and shape of the mirror. For small or simple shapes, a glass cutter can be used to score the mirror and then break it along the scored line. For larger or more complicated shapes, a wet saw may be used to cut the mirror. First, the desired shape is drawn on the mirror with a marker. Then, a straight edge is used to follow the lines of the drawing and create a cutting guide. The mirror is placed against this guide and then run through the wet saw like you would with any other piece of glass.
How to Measure a Window Pane for Replacement?
The most accurate way to measure a window pane for replacement is to use a metal tape measure and measure the width of the pane at the top, middle, and bottom. If the window has moulding around it, you will need to measure the opening including the moulding.