Pros and Cons of Garden Windows
If you’re looking for a simple, beautiful way to transform your kitchen, consider investing in a garden window. Sometimes called a greenhouse window, garden windows extend past the wall of your home, adding a shelf that’s perfect for growing a small indoor garden.
At Budget Exteriors, we install a wide range of replacement windows including bay windows, bow windows, awning windows, and garden windows. In this post, we’re breaking down the pros and cons of installing a garden window to help you decide if one is right for your home. To discuss kitchen remodeling options for your Minnesota home, give us a call today and learn more.
Pros of Garden Windows
There are plenty of great benefits to installing a garden window in your kitchen. Here are just a few of the top reasons homeowners love garden windows:
It’s a great way to let fresh air in your home.
Who couldn’t use more fresh air in their home? Most garden windows offer better ventilation than many traditional kitchen windows. They’re also perfect for opening up and airing out your space on a beautiful spring day or getting rid of smoke quickly when your meal plans don't work out.
Your kitchen will be brighter.
Need help bringing a little daylight into your room? A bright kitchen is easier to prepare food in and creates a more welcoming space. Because they project out beyond the edge of your home, garden windows flood your kitchen with more light than most kitchen windows.
You’ll have a better view of the world outside.
As three-dimensional windows, garden windows allow for a better view outside of your home. Keep a closer eye on the kids while you cook dinner or enjoy watching the four seasons pass by while you’re washing dishes with the expanded view you get from a garden window.
A garden window is like an indoor greenhouse.
If you enjoy cooking with fresh herbs, you need a garden window. A garden window is a perfect spot for planting a kitchen herb garden so you can enjoy fresh ingredients anytime you want them. Thyme, basil, mint, and parsley all grow well in a garden window.
A garden window has multiple uses.
You don’t have to have a green thumb to enjoy a garden window. A garden window can be a lovely space for displaying some of your favorite kitchen decor or spice jars. Or you can add a couple of small cacti or an artificial plant. We won’t tell!
Cons of Garden Window Installation
Generally speaking, if you’ve got the space for it, a garden window is a great investment. However, as with anything, there are a few reasons you might consider opting for another type of kitchen window.:
It could be difficult to find the right spot for a garden window.
Because of the unique shape of garden windows, they won’t work well in every location, and finding the right spot can be a big ask. It’s also important to place your garden window in an area where no one will bump into it since it projects from the natural edge of a house. If you’re not sure if a garden window will work for you, ask your window installation contractor about options.
Cleaning them can be a hassle.
When it comes to cleaning, there are easier options than garden windows. If you’re looking for a simpler, low-maintenance window, a garden window may not be ideal for everyone.
Garden windows may not be the most efficient option.
Because of their design, garden windows are not always the most efficient type of kitchen window to have installed in your home. However, installing a garden window with a high-performance frame and low-E glass can make a dramatic difference.
Garden windows can cost more than traditional windows.
Due to the type of window and the more complicated installation involved with garden windows, installation can be more costly than with conventional double-hung or sliding windows. Be sure to talk to your window replacement team about your budgetary concerns.
Other Types of Replacement Windows
Not sure if a garden window is the best fit for your home? At Budget Exteriors, we offer a complete range of new and replacement window solutions, including:
● Bay windows
● Bow windows
● Sliding windows
● Casement windows
● Awning windows
● Double-hung windows
● And more
Schedule Your Garden Window Installation
Are you ready to transform your kitchen with a beautiful new garden window? Our window replacement contractors can help you get the bright, cheery space you’ve been dreaming of. Talk to our exterior remodeling contractors at Budget Exteriors about window replacement options for your home today!
We can even install a new window that’s more efficient, saving you on energy costs. To connect with our Budget Exteriors window installers, call us at 952.887.1613 or contact us online for a free quote on window replacement services.