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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT KITCHEN WINDOWS
Where loved ones come together and delicious food is prepared daily, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home. Windows play an essential role in this special space, both functionally and aesthetically. The right window should elevate the kitchen, allowing natural light and ventilation to emanate throughout your home. It can be difficult to decipher which windows are suitable for your kitchen, so we’re going to assist in finding which works best for your space.
With so many styles and sizes available, the right choice of window for your kitchen greatly depends on the design, space, needs and preferences.
We understand that this can be a daunting decision, so here are Bradnam’s key products to give a deeper insight into our window offerings, and to make the choice slightly easier:
Awning windows: Traditional awning windows invite natural light and airflow into a space, and are a go-to for kitchen splashbacks. A popular choice for above the sink, these top-hinged windows can be partially or fully opened and closed via winder for year-round ventilation
Casement windows: Traditional and modern styles meet in this energy-efficient design. Casement windows are hinged swinging outwards to open. This key feature allows for expansive garden views and fresh airflow.
If you’re pressed for space, casement windows work well within tall and narrow spaces
Fixed windows:Fixed or picture windows are perfect for showcasing uninterrupted views and letting light flood through your kitchen, particularly if it’s open-plan. They have no moving parts and don’t provide any ventilation, but work optimally alongside operable windows.
Louvre windows:Louvre windows comprise a series of horizontal blades between the frame. A popular choice for kitchens, they provide more consistent natural ventilation than most other styles and are easy to open and close with a small lever handle.
Sliding windows: These windows provide excellent ventilation, whilst remaining universally elegant. A classic choice for above the sink, sliding windows can create opportunity for indoor-outdoor living, doubling as servery windows to alfresco dining areas.
Bi-fold windows: Also known as concertina or folding windows, bi-folds open up completely to create the ultimate open-living dining experience. A chic alternative to traditional sliding windows, bi-folds are perfect for showcasing rolling views whilst doubling as servery windows for outdoor entertaining.
WHAT MATTERS MOST IN KITCHEN WINDOWS?
Your kitchen windows should strike the perfect balance between complementing your home’s aesthetic, maximising natural light and ventilation, and leaving enough space for appliances and storage.
Style: Though overlooked by many, windows are a crucial design element for a kitchen. Whether sleek, modern, classic or coastal, selecting windows compliment your kitchen will instantly enhance existing features and allow for a cohesive flow throughout your space.
Redesigns and builds provide opportunities to make bold design choices, and your window selection is no exception. Arched windows, for example, provide avenues to soften harsh lines and make for the perfect statement piece.
With that being said, it’s important to match your kitchen windows with the others featured throughout your home, including from the outside.
Light: A naturally bright kitchen provides ambience, setting the scene for a space full of light and warmth. Better yet, this can help you save on energy bills by eliminating the need for artificial lighting during the day.
When looking to maximise space for natural lighting, windows with wide glass panes and a streamlined frame are key.
Ease of Use: The most common location of a kitchen window, of course, is over the sink. Depending on how deep your sink is and the height of the window, you want to be able to open and close it with ease.
Security: For operable windows, look for strong, secure styles that can be locked in position and combined with security screens for added peace of mind.
WHAT SIZE KITCHEN WINDOW?
The size of your kitchen window will largely depend on the space you have available. At a minimum, however, the ideal standard measurements are 24 x 36 inches (609.6 x 914.4mm).
It is important to keep in mind that a significant portion of your day will be spent in this space, so the more natural light and airflow you can utilise, the better. Bradnam’s window range is extensive, and some products can be completely customised to your space. If you need help mapping out your kitchen windows, reach out to receive a quote.
WHERE SHOULD KITCHEN WINDOWS BE PLACED?
Window placement is yet another crucial factor to consider when designing a kitchen.
Traditionally, windows are situated higher in the kitchen than in the other rooms, to allow room for storage and bench space.
Splashback windows can be fixed or operable, depending on your desired ventilation and airflow. Speak to your builder, architect or a Bradnam’s consultant to learn more about the best splashback windows for your kitchen.
SHOULD KITCHEN WINDOWS OPEN?
Although operable windows serve a great functional purpose, not every kitchen window needs to open. However, it is important to consider other avenues for ventilation and lighting if you don’t wish to include inoperable windows within your space.
COST OF KITCHEN WINDOWS
As you can see, there are plenty of factors and options to consider when selecting windows for your kitchen. Our experienced consultants are happy to discuss your options, answer any questions, and provide a product comparison quote.
Very helpful, had a general enquiry in regard to a proposed build they were more than helpful in working out a few calculations so I could specify/suggest product to client and make sure it works for their prelim design.
Antonia O'Brien|3 months ago
I took my window in their because I couldn’t replace the rollers, they replaced them for me. Helped put the glass back in the window after I accidentally managed to take it out Plus helped put it back in my car. Thank you very much.
James North|4 months ago
Michael was very helpful and professional in explaining the window features and benefits. Excellent service.
John Mcanulty|4 months ago
See Nathan, great customer service.
Simon Scicluna|9 months ago
Excellent service and support.
Tony Ezekiel|9 months ago
I replaced my roller doors with sliding glass doors, Michael and all staff at Bradnams Hervey Bay are very professional, from quoting to finished product.
Ian Dawe|10 months ago
Efficient, excellent communication and service. Couldn’t be more happier with our new screens. Thanks to Lee and the Team
Job was done in a very timely manner & look great. Modern and sleek even though framed showers..so very happy.
Jason Hopkins|last year
Thank you Michael of the Hervey Bay store. You had closed up when I arrived yesterday and yet you asked me if you could help? I explained that I had come over from Maryborough as my wife had a medical appointment and showed a print of the part I was chasing. You went back inside and spoke with Brendan and came out with the part.
Peter Millar|last year
First time using Bradmans, pleasant to speak with over the phone, fast quote, very reasonable pricing, good turn around time and a nice quality product, I’m very picky and there was absolutely no fault with my experience with Bradmans. *sliding glass doors x5 Thanks team the doors look great. Rowan
I had been looking for a small part for a sliding window, getting hand-balled from one place to another, and then Megan came along! She could not have been more helpful and understanding, thanks again Megan!
Mark T|3 months ago
Megan was extremely knowledgeable , experienced , and so helpful , especially with multi unit developments. She was all over the numerous windows in the window schedule . Over & beyond expectations.
Paul|3 months ago
Needed a lock fixed on glass sliding door, the service technician came out at earliest possible time considering Covid Restrictions and was both punctual and efficient. Very happy with the service provided.
Sasha|10 months ago
I would like to thank Michelle for her professional and effficient service. I have been having trouble with my front door and two technicians came on time this morning (with a call first to tell me their arrival time) and fixed the door. I had several other questions for them (about windows) and they answered those easily too. So, a successful morning! I am impressed.
Karen|11 months ago
Great service for the repair of our showerscreen doors. It took a couple of weeks ( only because they are so busy, which is a good sign) but were true to their word and fixed the problem within a couple of days. Thanks to Raylene and Matt. Highly recommend.
Kerry Lindenberg|last year
We’ve bought a number of windows and a mirror from them and all of them have been made very well. They provide excellent service as well. Thankyou!
The service we have received is amazing and Raylene always goes out of her way to help and make sure the jobs are completed on time and are top quaility.
Had new windows and flyscreens installed before Christmas, called up as a flyscreen came out, could not get fly screen back in so I called to see if someone could put it back in. The sales manager organised a tech to come and have a look. Absolute awesome service and so grateful.
Always helpful. Needed an urgent order for a window and they came through for me. Always pleasant to talk too
I have had nothing but exceptional service from Bradmans, especially Jenna & Michelle. I’ve been installing Bradmans windows for the last year, am very happy with their product & recommend them to everyone. I have many happy customers with their products & efficiency.
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