Who doesn’t enjoy a view from the kitchen window?
So imagine your kitchen space, what would you like to look out of, do you want a breeze blowing across the kitchen, is it about the view when you are seated at the breakfast bar.
I suggest to my customers, find a bench, the height of your new kitchen, or breakfast bar – and sit or stand at it and pretend to open your new window as if it was there – with this done, you are now armed with what type of window you want, so you can commence the selection process.
Current trending are ribbon windows, long slender panels of fixed glass, are very popular in modern kitchen design. They are great to let the light in, but alas no breeze. If you like this look, but want the breeze then you could opt for a sashless sliding window as an option
Perhaps you will entertain off the kitchen, so maybe a servery type window would be a wise choice!
Choose carefully, you do not want to end up with a double hung window, you cannot reach to open, if breeze was your greatest desire in your kitchen.
Ventilation and privacy are the greatest challenges in the bathroom, when we live closer than ever to our neighbours. Some great options to consider instead of the standard slider – is a high bank our louvres or awning windows – because they are installed up high, privacy becomes less of an issue (unless of course you are situation next to a multi-storey building)
Louvres or awning windows (push out windows) are good options – as they can easily be automated – automatically opening when it gets hot or closing when rain is sense in the air.
Open up your room to light, air and the outside world. The living space of your home is one space, we encourage you to think large. Do not be constrained by typical residential windows here – if you have a view – capture it with large expanses of glass and windows.
Perhaps an opportunity for a servery bar, with a bifolding window that can allow you to set a bench on either side. Louvres are also a great option to allow the outside in to a home, minimizing the horizontal lines breaking your view.
We encourage customers to spend some time on the block, they plan to build on – sit in the space that will be your future living room – what views are in your eye line. Nothing would be worse than having a great view and then finding that you have set the windows too high to enjoy it when seated – of the horizontal transom on your large windows is right and eye height.
We often do not think much about the windows in our bedrooms other than for breeze, but a good choice here with a garden installed outside can make you feel like you are on holiday in some exotic resort, every time you step in to your room. So instead of a standard window, consider louvres and plant a small screened garden outside, or even a pair of french styled hinged doors that open out in to your own private sanctuary or reading nook.
Whatever your dream – spend some time and consider how you will use the space and what window is just right for your needs – at Central Glass and Aluminium you dream it – We make it.
Contact us to find out how we can solve your needs!