January 15, 2021

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What is a Garden Window?

Home renovations can not only increase the value of your home but also improve your...

Home renovations can not only increase the value of your home but also improve your quality of life. When looking to renovate the kitchen, there are lots of options available. If you’re tight on outdoor space but have always loved the look of garden plants and foliage, then a garden window might be just the home improvement project you’ve been looking for. 

What is a Garden Window?

A garden window is very similar to a bay window in that it slightly protrudes outside of the home. The kitchen is the natural place for a window like this, and it’s usually put in above the kitchen sink. It differs from a bay window in that it is not quite as big. On top of size and location, there are a few other characteristics that help to define what a garden window is:

Durable

When it comes to windows, there are lots of options. A garden window can be a great alternative to the classic sliding glass door because of it’s PVS vinyl frame. The garden window becomes strong, rigid and very durable. This can extend the life of the window frame and help to reduce any peeling or chipping.

A Small Greenhouse

The main function of the garden window (as the name implies) is to house a garden as a mini-greenhouse of sorts. Because the structure is made from all glass and protrudes outside, it captures a lot of sunlight. This helps plants to be nourished without having to move them every time the sun changes position. The garden window has two windows, one on each side, that are stationary, and then has an awning window in the front so you can easily open and close it. This design can help to reduce on space while also keeping the greenhouse area warm and full of light for the plants.

Energy Efficient

Because it’s up to everyone to help preserve the Earth, any chance you get to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly is one worth taking. Garden windows are actually very efficient, helping to keep your home cool during the hot summer. When it’s cold outside, the window can even help to regulate temperatures.  It also allows you to continue to grow plants in the winter without having to go outside. Lastly, because of all of the natural light that it lets in, the garden window can even help to reduce the amount of electricity you need to light the kitchen.