A garden window is a style of window you typically find in the kitchen above the sink or a counter. It is often referred to as a greenhouse window. It extends beyond the structure of the house and into the yard. It has four panes of glass that form a square and has a shelf. There are many advantages to a garden window, but there are also some disadvantages.
Garden Window Pros
A garden window allows a large amount of natural light into the kitchen. With this window’s installation, the kitchen becomes brighter and better ventilated because its design pulls in more light from the outside. Some garden windows have panels that open to allow airflow into the kitchen. This gives the room better ventilation and allows for odor and smoke to quickly and easily leave the kitchen. This reduces the condensation that may build up in the corners of the windows. The best part is there is no additional cost for the venting.
The unique design of a garden window gives the ability for better sight outside the house. There is a clear path in three directions around the house, allowing one to see anything. Anytime an old window is replaced with a new one, it makes the home more efficient. A garden window is no exception to that as it can help reduce energy costs and reduce bills. The glass is about 1 inch thick, and it helps to reduce heat loss through the window. The windows have a tight fit in their frame, and air should not leak out. This beautiful window can increase the house value. These windows are not commonly found in a home and might just the feature that sells the house to a buyer.
The shelf gives an extra bit of space. It provides space for often-used spices, ingredients, or a favorite item to display. For the gardeners, this is the perfect spot for plants and herbs all year long. Garden windows are an ideal space for decorative flowers or plants. Depending on the window and shelf’s size, there may be room for a few flower pots or a mini garden. This window can provide light and protection from harsh elements for the plants.
Garden Window Cons
While there are many benefits, there are a few downsides to consider for a garden window. This unique window requires proper placement and space. It extends beyond the house, and it cannot be installed just anywhere. Garden window placement needs to be carefully considered. The ideal place is on the back of the house facing the back yard, but some homes are not built so that it is possible. These windows are more expensive than a traditional window and may require construction.
Despite the downsides, people still choose this type of window because the beauty and light they provide make it worth it. When one can find the right placement, the downsides are quickly forgotten. It is crucial to make sure this window is not placed in a walkway. They are not common, and a first time visitor to the home may walk right into it if not paying attention. The placement of this type of window is a considerable concern and must be well thought out.
Once the garden window is installed, keep all that glass looking beautiful by hiring the Squeegee Squad to clean it. One of the benefits is the enhanced view the window allows. One cannot take advantage of that if the window is dirty. The Squeegee Squad crew uses the proper tools and safety standards to guarantee safe cleaning of all your windows, including the garden window. With regular cleaning, windows remain long-lasting and beautiful. Contact them today.