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Tips for Small Kitchen Windows

Not everyone has a large kitchen. Some homeowners have small kitchens and correspondingly small windows. Nevertheless, there are still ways for you to work with small kitchen windows and make the most of them. Join Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey as we discuss considerations you should take.

Natural Light Won’t Be as Abundant

Small windows won’t allow much natural light into your kitchen, so you have to keep this in mind when choosing window treatments and window styles. Sheer window treatments allow the most natural light while maintaining your kitchen’s privacy. Clutter around the windows can cast shadows, so make sure to keep these areas clear.

If your windows and kitchen entry door are up for replacement, consider styles with more glass. Bay windows can accommodate more glass panes that will allow more natural light without having to resize the wall openings in your kitchen. Renewal by Andersen replacement windows are exceptionally strong, thanks to our exclusive Fibrex® material frames. This feature lets us build slimmer frames that allow bigger glass areas. Also, consider having your kitchen entry doors replaced with French patio doors.

Your Kitchen Color Palette Is Important

Maximize natural light in the kitchen by choosing a light color palette, or even an all-white kitchen if it works with the kitchen’s overall design. White or light-colored surfaces, along with reflective surfaces, reflect light, and therefore should be considered if you’re planning an upcoming kitchen remodel.

Other Sources of Natural Light

If a full kitchen remodel is an option, consider adding other sources of natural light into the kitchen design. Skylights are not usually seen in kitchens, but they could work with you. Note that installation will require a major change to your roof and ceiling. Sun tunnels are another option that doesn’t require as much modification to the roof as skylights.

Trust Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey for professional door and window replacement doors. Call (908) 497-1020 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We serve clients in New Jersey and nearby areas.


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