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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.

Picture window

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.

Servery sliding window

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.


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.

Ventilation: While range hoods and exhaust fans efficiently remove odours, heat and smoke, operable windows provide added ventilation and natural airflow.

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.


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.


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.

Of course, windows are typically found above the sink. However, recent design trends have seen homeowners substituting storage cabinets for expansive views with additional windows.

Weather also influences placement, with windows on west or east facing walls being prone to gaining or losing more heat due to the direction in which the sun travels.


Servery windows in the kitchen space not only enhance the flow between your indoor-outdoor living spaces, but they allow for flexibility when entertaining guests.

These windows run along your kitchen bench. When open, they seamlessly connect your kitchen and outdoor entertaining area, making it easy to pass food and drinks and clean up at the end.

Depending on your space, bi-fold and sliding windows can be fantastic servery windows.

Servery bi fold window


Windows are a practical and stylish alternative to traditional glass or tiled splashbacks. They invite natural light and views into your kitchen and create a greater sense of 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.

Fixed Windows Kitchen Splashback


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.


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.

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