Your kitchen is your home’s heart, offering a warm, welcoming place for family and friends to gather. And windows are the eyes of your home, inviting in natural lighting and providing great views. Shouldn’t your kitchen windows get some added love and attention?
So, go ahead! Give your kitchen windows a makeover and create a more practical, enjoyable space. Whether you’re just sprucing up the room or doing a complete renovation, make use of these cool tips and trends to get the most out of your kitchen windows.
Dress Up Your Existing Windows
If your kitchen needs a fresh look but you’re not ready to do a remodel, there are still many ways you can boost how well your windows serve you. Here are some tips we love right now:
Add Lovely Greenery
Kitchens are typically filled with so many man-made items—your fridge, stove, and other appliances. Why not balance that by bringing in a touch of nature?
Your kitchen’s windowsill is a perfect place to create a handy herb garden that looks and smells wonderful—and is great for cooking. Or, decorate the space with attractive small vases, and fill them with garden flowers.
Display Some Art
There’s no reason you can’t bring a bit of decorative flair to the space! Make your kitchen unique by displaying your favorite design elements in the window.
Some creative ideas to inspire you include leaning attractive cutting boards on the sill, attaching suncatchers to the glass, setting a piece of framed art on the sill, or lining the window with vibrantly colored décor.
Install Shelf Space
If your kitchen needs more room for storage—or if you have some intriguing items that you hate having to hide away—additional shelving can be a great enhancement.
Install a shelf halfway up a tall window to give you that extra room without blocking too much natural light. Add a shelf above or to either side of the window to display your pretty, but infrequently used decorative bowls and glasses.
Update Your Window Treatments
It’s easy to overlook how your window treatments can change the appearance of an entire room—until you make a switch. Your kitchen windows are no different.
Refresh the space by inserting up-to-the-minute window treatments, like metal mesh blinds (so modern!) or woven blinds that add a splash of organic style and appealing texture. Or add color and pizzazz with curtains featuring bright, eye-catching patterns.
Paint the Window Frame
Tired of the current color of your window? If it’s a material that can be painted, you can get creative by updating its hue.
Like any painting job, think about the colors you already have in the kitchen, then use a color wheel to find a matching, complementary or contrasting shade to create the style you want.
Getting Creative with Replacement Windows
Whether your kitchen windows are old and need to be replaced or you’re upgrading the entire space with a renovation, a remodel gives you the opportunity to choose brand-new kitchen windows you will love.
Here are some contemporary design trends for kitchen windows.
Make the Window a Focal Point
Older homes often have kitchens where the window feels almost like an afterthought. But if you’re renovating the space, you can reorganize the layout any way you want.
Get trendy by placing your sink or oven in front of the window, then using that space to frame unique appliance fixtures, like bronze faucets or a distinctive-looking range hood.
Add Height and Width
Instead of a small window that hides behind the kitchen sink, why not go big and bold?
A picture, bay or bow window (or even a full wall of windows!) is super practical as well as attractive. The increased glass space will allow in more sunlight and give everyone a greater view of your landscaping.
Go Bold with Style
Today’s windows offer so many options—from colors and materials to features and hardware. So, make a statement with a style that is eye-catching.
Dark hues like black, brown and gray are highly popular in window frames right now, though if your kitchen is dark, a contrasting shade like white or yellow can be aesthetically pleasing. Steel or metallic-looking grilles deliver a contemporary industrial feel.
Bring in Fresh Air
Whether you want to clear the room of cooking odors or you want a breath of fresh air, a well-ventilated kitchen is a must. Replacement windows give you the option to choose a design that is easy to open and close.
Depending on your space, your windows team can help you assess what would work best. Casement windows are a popular, practical choice because they crank open outward, making them a lot easier to operate than double-hung windows.
Invest in Specialty Glass
Kitchen makeovers often focus on elements like high-end appliances, elegant countertop materials, and spacious butcher block islands—and rightly so. But don’t let that make you overlook the window you install. Changing a window can make a big impact, too.
If you have the room, a frosted glass transom window above the main window adds a unique flair. Stained glass delivers artistic appeal and vibrant color. A custom shape such as a circular window catches the eye and balances the angles of counters and appliances nicely.
Add Stylish Flair with New Kitchen Windows from Beissel Window & Siding
As an Angi’s List Super Service Award Winner every year since 2003, the Beissel Window & Siding team understands the ins and outs of choosing and installing the right windows. Whether you need modern styles, specialty sizes, or designs and materials that fit with historic home requirements, we’re here to give you the updated, gorgeous home you deserve.
Discover how our elegant window installations can transform your home.