Small windows can limit the view as well as the amount of natural light that gets into your kitchen. So, there are some things you should consider when your kitchen has small windows.
You Won’t Get as Much Natural Light
Small windows will allow a limited amount of 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 in 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 door replaced with a French patio door.
The Kitchen Color Palette Matters
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 yours. 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.
Renewal by Andersen of Quad Cities is your leading provider of replacement windows and patio doors, including our unique sliding patio door. Give us a call at (844) 366-7784, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Moline, IL, and nearby areas.