What Is a Garden Window?
A garden window is a three-dimensional window that can be a great addition to any kitchen. Similar to a bay window, it is a bit smaller and usually located above the kitchen sink. Get to know the many benefits a garden window can provide before determining if it’s the best fit for your home.
If you enjoy growing your own herbs and plants, a garden window could be especially beneficial. It provides a convenient nook for your plants and can provide additional shelving for extra storage. This way, your plants are on display without taking up valuable counter space. Installed in the kitchen close to the sink, a garden window is a very convenient way to keep up with plants and herbs. Plants situated on a garden window also have exposure to constant sunlight without being exposed to dangers of the outdoors such as weather damage and animals. And since they are in the kitchen, one of the busiest rooms in the house, you will easily be able to keep watch on their health. Check out these tips to find out what you can grow in your garden window.
Room with a view
A garden window can also make your yard a focal point from inside your home. If you’ve invested time and energy into making your yard look nice, you should consider installing a bay or garden window to put it on display. Nothing is more beautiful than colorful flowers in full bloom or watching birds outside, and this way you can enjoy these views inside if you’re stuck doing the dishes. It is also beneficial during the colder months where you spend most of your time inside, since it incorporates the outdoors into your home. Unlike a traditional window, a garden window will give you more than just a straight look to your background.
Think outside the box
In addition to being useful, a garden window also adds dynamic style to your home. Because it protrudes outward, it makes your kitchen look bigger and more open and provides a natural skylight, which is perfect for a starry night. It is also great for displaying things other than plants such as artwork or decor. The three-dimensional aspect adds character to the exterior of your home and making the façade more interesting. An expertly crafted, professionally installed garden window can add to the overall value of your home.
See the light
Before spring arrives is arguably the best time of year to add a garden window into your home. Watching the spring flowers bloom from the comfort of your home can be an everyday mood lifter. If you’re looking to save a few bucks on your electricity bill, the sunlight from your window can replace your kitchen lights most of the time. It also can open up your kitchen and bring nature indoors. Nothing relieves stress like the outdoors, and this way you can enjoy it from inside!
Choosing Your Garden Window
If you’ve determined that a garden window is right for your home, make sure to contact an established professional to get the job done. It’s important a garden window is crafted to fit the exact measurements of your home to avoid leaks and gaps in the casing. Garden windows usually costs around $2,000-$5,000, but done right, it will add an invaluable aspect to your home and life.
Considering a garden window for your home? Our experts at Thompson Creek can help you chose the right size, glass package, screen and trim that works for your home.