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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.
Went into the showroom at Zillmere Road and was blown away by how helpful Bronwyne was. She listened to our needs and provided us with exactly what we were looking for! Top notch customer service!!
Teresa Gibney|last month
Bron from the showroom did a fantastic job at explaining the product options, highly recommend
Great after sales service
Steve Mayger|2 months ago
These guys are so helpful and have the best customer service!!! Recommend 100 times over.
Sheree Shakshouk|2 months ago
Received extremely helpful advice from Garry Alcorn. He patiently walked us through the range of options available, helping us understand the pricing and product variances. It enabled us to select the products that best suited our needs. His friendly manner put us at ease, and made us feel comfortable asking our long list of questions.
Leonie Patrick|2 months ago
Garry was incredibly helpful when I went in for a quote to re-do my whole house and helped me make difficult decisions using his huge breadth of knowledge and experience. I wouldn’t have thought getting a quote for doors and windows could be a fun experience but it was thanks to Garry. Super professional as well and someone who clearly loves his job.
Suzy Velkou|2 months ago
Bradnams customer service was excellent & solved my issue promptly without question.
Stephen Newcombe|2 months ago
Brilliant product at a competitive price. The service goes above and beyond what I ever expected. Such a good combination good product and good people. Thanks Bradnams
Robin Loan|3 months ago
I have to call out the great service I have received from the staff of Bradnams’s last week for my house window locks. Right from the 1st call to make an enquiry for service with Jennifer Power handling the query and making the booking for me to finally Mark showing up on time and addressing all my concerns for the product installed.
Wasim Khan|3 months ago
Amazing customer service, lady in the showroom went above and beyond to assist me
Staff very helpful to replace worn rollers on windows, small charge for rollers, very happy to install, friendly, helpful staff most appreciated. Happy customer.
Dianne|4 months ago
I ordered 2 sliding doors / screens from bradnams from the Nowra show room. The screens arrived a few days later and were fitted by Bradnams technicians. Overall I’m happy with my dealings with the Bradnams. And am very happy with the product they supplied me.
JimH|4 months ago
Being a woman that normally visits construction/building related places without my husband, sometimes things are over explained or I am not taken seriously. Refreshingly, the staff at the Kings Park showroom couldn’t be further from any of that, and were a far cry from other experiences I’ve had.
ELC|4 months ago
Our salesman Mitchell always goes out of his way to assist us in what ever way he can. His knowledge of the product helps us assist our clients with their needs during their extensions and renovations.
Danielle Kopp|4 months ago
I found them great with a lot of knowledge in fixing my broken window.
Paul P|6 months ago
Matt Campbell , who is our home builders rep has been fantastic for the 3 years we have been dealing with him . He always goes above and beyond to assist us if there are any issues and tries to have the turnarounds back onsite reduced where he can .
Andrew C|6 months ago
To be honest, I bagged Bradnmans previously on this review site, I wish to retract that after the excellent service (and knowledgable) from Michael (Toowoomba Branch). Michael was friendly, polite, and most of all, knew what he was on about.
Greg Vincent|7 months ago
Mitchell has been great to deal with and am a frequent customer and love dealing with him as he is super friendly and easy to deal with.
Jonni M|7 months ago
I would encourage anyone who is looking for aluminium windows and doors to include Mitch and Bradnam’s in their considerations. I recently sought quotes for windows and doors. When I contacted Bradnam’s I spoke with Mitch, who immediately and unreservedly provided me with the advice and rough price of the windows and doors that I was after.
Scott F|7 months ago
Mitchell has been great to deal with and none of our changes or additional works have been an issue. I would definitely be happy to work with him again in the future.
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