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Kitchen window – which one to choose and what to look out for?

04.07.2024

The kitchen is the room that acts as the heart of every home. You spend a lot of time in there preparing meals and enjoying moments with your family. Therefore, choosing the right windows for your kitchen is of paramount importance. It must not only be aesthetically pleasing, but also functional and practical. There are specific conditions in the kitchen – high humidity and fluctuating temperatures – that need to be taken into account when choosing window joinery. What aspects are worth considering in order to make an informed decision?

Glazing types – kitchen windows.

Glazing plays a significant role in providing the right conditions in a room. There are many types of glass, which differ in their properties and applications. For a kitchen window, it is worth considering several options:

  • Thermal insulating glass – provides good thermal insulation, resulting in less heat loss in winter and less heat build-up in summer. This improves thermal comfort and contributes to energy savings.
  • Toughened glass – is characterised by increased resistance to mechanical damage. It is safer because it shatters into small, unsharpened pieces when broken, minimising the risk of injury.
  • Tinted or reflective glass – reduces the amount of light entering the room and protects against excessive sunlight. It also provides privacy, which is important if the kitchen is located on the ground floor or in close proximity to other buildings.
  • Self-cleaning glass – an innovation – a window coated with a special coating that helps to keep it clean. Dirt is removed by rain or using water. This solution is particularly practical in the kitchen, where grease and other dirt often builds up on the windows.

When choosing the type of glazing, consider the specific needs and conditions of your kitchen. Heat-insulating glass will be beneficial in cooler conditions, while tinted glass will work well in areas of high sunlight.

Window opening mechanisms

In the kitchen, where you often need quick access to fresh air, the ease of opening and closing a window is important. What mechanisms are worth considering for use in the kitchen?

  • Casement windows – open outwards or inwards. They provide easy access to fresh air and simplicity of cleaning, but require free space around the window.
  • Tilt windows – allow the upper part of the window to be tilted. This allows ventilation without having to open the entire window sash. This is a practical solution when the space around the window is limited.
  • Sliding windows – consist of two panels that slide sideways. They do not take up extra space when opening, which can be very beneficial in small kitchens.

Each of these mechanisms has its own advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the right solution depends on individual preferences and the layout and size of your kitchen. If you cook frequently and need effective ventilation, tilt-and-turn windows may be the ideal choice. On the other hand, in small kitchens where every inch of space counts, sliding windows may be more practical.

Window in the kitchen – additional features and accessories

Mosquito nets will protect your interior from insects – especially practical in spring and summer. Roller blinds or shutters allow you to regulate the amount of light entering your kitchen. Pay attention to this if your kitchen has unfavourable conditions for everyday cooking.

Additional ventilation systems, can provide you with adequate air circulation. In the kitchen, this can prove extremely functional, given the frequent dampness and intense odours.

Think also about the sheer aesthetics of the window finish, so that it blends harmoniously with the rest of the kitchen. Purchasing a model of

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