Ways To Improve
Your Kitchen

Ways To Improve Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s important to adapt a kitchen design that is both aesthetically pleasing, and functional for you and your family. Giving your kitchen a nice update will create a pleasant space for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Here are ways you can improve your kitchen, and bring a refreshing touch to your home.

Family eating at table

New Windows

Windows are a very important part of your kitchen aesthetic. Having nice, clean windows can create a refined look, and open up your space to fresh air and natural lighting.  You want windows that look good, but are also functional and best suited for your kitchen space. Some of the most popular window styles for kitchens are:

Casement windows

Casement windows are a very popular style for kitchens. They give a contemporary look, that lets good light into your home. Casement windows allow for easy and accessible movement as they can be cranked out to a 90-degree angle. These windows can be installed from 1-5LC. 2-5LC allows for multiple casement windows to be mulled together in one unit.

Double hung Windows

Double hung windows are a very common style for kitchens. These windows can be lifted, going up or down. Double hung windows allow for easy cleaning as both the top and bottom sash tilt. These windows will give your kitchen a refined look, and allow for high security to your home with double latches.

Bay windows

This is a statement window piece for homeowners looking to add their own flare to their kitchen. Bay windows are comprised of two casement, or double hung windows on the sides, with a picture window in the middle. These are big windows that allow for high visibility, and add depth to the interior of your room. You can enjoy a nice view of your backyard, and let some refreshing light into your home.

Sliding windows

Sliding windows are comprised of pieces of glass that slide from side to side. A two lite slider allows both pieces of glass to slide, while a 3 lite slider has two windows on the ends that slide with a stationary unit in the middle. Sliding windows are a very popular style for kitchens, particularly over sinks. These windows are easy to use and clean as they may be harder to reach due to their positioning. Having low maintenance windows will help keep your kitchen sanitary.

Garden windows

These windows are comprised of two trapezoid windows, and two picture windows. Garden windows add a nice aesthetic for all those plant lovers out there. They give a nice spacious view, and have shelving that accommodates plants perfectly.

Update Cabinets and Appliances

Getting new cabinets can serve both a functional and aesthetic purpose. If you’ve had the same kitchen cabinets for awhile, it may be a good time to give your kitchen a fresh look. Getting cabinets that also maximize your space and storage can improve the accessibility and functionality of your kitchen. When deciding on new kitchen cabinets, it’s important to get a good feel for your home, your style, and the color scheme you’re going for. Find the style and finish that you resonate with, and best suits your home for a cohesive design.

Knowing when it’s time to let go of those old kitchen appliances is important for your kitchen health. Most kitchen appliances last 10-15 years. If you’ve spent a long time with your appliances it may be time for an update. New kitchen appliances can improve your lifestyle and the appeal of your home. 

Kitchen cabinets and appliances

Adding a Kitchen Island or Peninsula

Having a kitchen island or peninsula can be a statement piece. Both are very similar with one stark difference; a kitchen island stands alone while a peninsula is connected to a wall, cabinetry or other fixture. Both come in many different styles, and finishes. This will allow you to get creative and find a design that best suits your home aesthetic.

  • Kitchen Peninsula
    • Having a peninsula can maximize kitchen space. Many have sinks in the middle of them giving space and efficiency for cooking. Though peninsulas do not allow for mobility around all sides, it is still a highly functional addition to your kitchen.
  • Kitchen Island
    • Having a kitchen island is a staple in most homes. This stand-alone element can add a simple and functional touch to the structure of your kitchen. It can serve as a nice area to cook, or for seating as a breakfast bar for family and guests to enjoy.

Kitchen peninsula Peninsula

kitchen island Island

Improve your Kitchen Lighting

Having good windows in your kitchen can bring a great deal of natural light into your home. Alongside good windows, having good lighting fixtures can improve the quality of light in your kitchen, as well as the ambiance. There are many different lighting options to choose from for your kitchen. The type of fixture can add a special touch, such as a chandelier or pendant light. The light bulb itself can have an effect on the ambiance of your home. Choosing lighting that takes up less energy, and gives off an ideal hue can greatly improve the quality of your kitchen.

Lighting fixture over kitchen island

Elevate your kitchen with AWS!

If you’re looking to take your kitchen to the next level, these are great places to start. Looking for the perfect windows for your kitchen? Advanced Window Systems is here to help! Contact us at 1-800-CALL-AWS for an in-home estimate.

Written By: Marlena Martin


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