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Posted by Guest Blog by Joann Whetstine, Milgard® Windows & Doors. Milgard Windows & Doors, KraftMaid Cabinetry, Behr Paint, and Delta Faucet Company are all Masco Corporation Companies on

Ready to take on a kitchen remodel? Updating this space can have a big impact on the look and functionality of your home. Many homeowners find that their kitchen is a hub of activity, from the evening meal to entertaining or even creating a space for the kids to do their homework. Because the kitchen can function in a variety of ways, it’s important to determine how you plan to use it before getting your project underway. In addition to foot traffic and cabinet space, the right window style should also be considered to make sure all your needs are met. Try one of these three kitchen window ideas to add light and style to one of the most commonly used rooms in your home.

  1.  A Series of Windows Lets the Sun Shine In

    A wall of windows and patio doors can provide an abundance of natural light to your kitchen, making it more inviting. Here we see Milgard Tuscany® Series windows and a sliding patio door in the color Tan, which works well with the neutral shade on the walls. The windows feature multiple configurations from picture windows that do not open, allowing maximum amounts of glass, to awnings that are hinged on top and swing out from the bottom and great for allowing air to flow, even during a light rain. This open- concept kitchen greatly benefits from the large number of windows because it makes the space feel expansive and highlights a beautiful view. If your goal is to let the sun shine in, create a wall of windows.

  2. Stylish Arched Windows for Elegance

    Nothing says elegance like arch-topped windows. In this kitchen, the eye is drawn to the stylish radius-topped Essence Series® wood window shown with optional fan grids for a decorative element. The arch is placed over a horizontal slider that comes standard with a SmartTouch® handle that helps the window open easily, which is important when you are reaching over the sink. This kitchen is all about function, featuring a large amount of KraftMaid® Maple cabinets in the color Pebble Grey Suede, which looks beautiful against the cool Juniper Breeze wall color from Behr®. The KraftMaid Oak island creates even more storage options and the Baltic Suede color matches the wood windows shown in Clear Vertical Grain Douglas Fir. The finishing touch is the Delta® Essa and Trinsic faucets that tie the desire for function and elegance together.

  3. Aluminum Windows Offer Modern Clean Lines

  4. Our final window idea for the kitchen features crisp, clean Milgard thermal break aluminum windows, in the color Clear Anodized, for a sleek and simple look. This is a no-fuss kitchen with little ornamentation featuring flat and shiny surfaces with very little hardware. The window serves as the backsplash, which also helps remove any patterns that could be distracting. The beauty of this space relies on the characteristics found in natural materials used in the floor tile and marbled counters. Aluminum windows with very thin frames keep everything very linear. Sleek, shiny barstools and recessed lights blend in with the surroundings and don’t compete for attention. This modern kitchen with its minimalist styling is suitable for a variety of tasks from weekend gourmet meals to weeknight homework sessions.

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