Replacement windows over your kitchen sink in San Jose, CA are something you should give great consideration to, since your kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in your home. Kitchens are meant to be inviting, and kitchen sinks are traditionally where the largest windows in a kitchen are, so they are not only the premier view to the outside world, but they are also, often, the primary source of external light.
Have you ever been in kitchen that is always dark, no matter whether it’s day or night? It can seem cold, uninviting, and even depressing. The odds are good that it’s because the window over the kitchen sink wasn’t given a lot of thought when the windows were installed in the home.
So, now it’s time to think about replacement windows and the window over your kitchen sink is among them. What are the best kinds of replacement windows to consider for your kitchen sink?
The first thing to consider when you’re choosing a kitchen sink replacement window is functionality. Kitchen sink windows have three functions: a view to the outside of your home, ventilation, and allowing light into the kitchen.
So, the replacement window you choose for your kitchen sink should be able to abundantly provide all of this functionality.
Replacement window operating styles vary, so this will be one of the things you’ll look for when you consider the functionality of the replacement window you will be putting in over your kitchen sink. Because there is often a lot of distance from the edge of the countertop where your kitchen sink sits and the window itself, opening this window easily is a must.
Window styles that open vertically, such as single hung or double hung windows, are usually to most difficult types of windows to open when they’re installed over a kitchen sink, simply because you have to lean over and exert force to raise and lower them.
The easiest-to-open replacement window styles are either casement windows or horizontally sliding windows, because they can be easily opened using just one hand and without exerting a tremendous amount of force.
Both of casement windows and horizontal sliding windows have an added benefit: they offer a maximum glass surface for you and your family to enjoy the outdoor view and for the fullest amount of natural light from the outside to come into the kitchen, bathing it in coziness and warmth.
The next part of functionality in a kitchen sink window that is very important is good ventilation. Not only does the kitchen offer a good source for air flow throughout the house, but with cooking and smoke – intentional or otherwise – in the kitchen, it’s crucial that the kitchen sink window be able to clear out smoke, odors, and help with the general ventilation of your home on nice days when all the windows are open to cool and to air out your home.
Both casement replacement windows and horizontal sliding replacement windows provide excellent ventilation. Casement windows open to the outside, so when they are fully open, they allow a lot of ventilation into the house. Horizontal sliding windows can be opened from either the left or right side to allow half of window to be open, but they can also be opened from both sides, which allows fresh air to come in from both the left and right sides of the window.
To learn more about replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you can speak with our knowledgeable staff at California Custom Creations. You can contact us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.