Think about the window over your kitchen sink. Does it open? If it doesn’t, you could be missing out on an important opportunity to make your kitchen more functional and overall a more pleasant place to spend time.
Picture windows do provide light for doing dishes, and a beautiful view, but these windows can fall short when placed over the kitchen sink. Double hung windows are great too, but can be difficult to reach over the sink to open fully. At most, you’re probably only opening them a few inches when you really have to.
For a number of reasons, it’s really important to have windows that open properly in this part of the kitchen. Here’s why.
#1. Operable Windows Help Get Rid of Food Smells
Some people are especially sensitive to the food smells coming from their kitchen sink. When you can open a window over the sink, food smells go away faster, often before the dishes are finished.
#2. Good Windows Vent Smoking Pots
How many times have you put a smoking pot in your kitchen sink? With a window over the sink, it’s much easier to vent your smoking pot. That’s good for you, your guests, and other members of your family! More ventilation means less smoke and fewer smoke alarms after a cooking accident.
#3. Windows Provide a Fresh Breeze When Working in the Kitchen
Kitchens can get muggy. Whether you’re doing the dishes, cooking over a hot stove, or cleaning your food prep space, a fresh breeze can make working in the kitchen more pleasant. Opening the window, you’ll be able to allow fresh air into the kitchen. This also helps keep humidity down in your home, which lessens the opportunity for mold and mildew development.
Replacing the Window Over Your Sink? Install a Casement Window
Casement windows are the perfect window to install over your kitchen sink, because they’re easy to open. Unlike double-hung or sliding windows, which require you to bend over the sink and lift or slide, casement windows can be opened without bending and lifting; just a simple turn of the crank.
Casement windows have an additional benefit that you may not be considering: they open on hinges and can be opened fully, like a door. Casements offer maximum ventilation in a room where ventilation is crucial.
Need to Replace Your Kitchen Window? Contact Renewal by Andersen of Long Island
Improve your quality of life by installing the right windows in your home. Window frames on casement windows made by Renewal by Andersen of Long Island are made from Fibrex, a long-lasting, durable composite material that never needs to be refinished or painted.
To find out more about installing replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, use the toll-free number 1-877-313-9052 or fill out the short form on this page to make an appointment for an initial consultation.
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