If you’re thinking of brightening your kitchen – adding light and life, today’s article might be of interest. Today we have a guest post from Window World showing the benefits of adding a garden window to your home.
Who doesn’t love gardens? A lush outdoor wonderland is something that every homeowner wants to enjoy year round, and while gardens bloom and fade away from season to season, garden windows installed in your kitchen or living room can bring a whole new colorful dimension to your room with little investment and big payouts on your ambiance.
Imagine waking up with your morning coffee to a small garden, filled with a plethora of potted plants and flowers, all made possible with a garden window.
A garden window is a window that stands slightly out from a wall and captures more sunlight than a traditional window. The window concept is not unlike a bay window, but on a much smaller scale so it’s easier to place in smaller spaces. Garden windows are unique in that they have glass surrounding all sides of the enclosed window, creating ideal conditions for an indoor garden.
Garden windows are designed to act as miniature greenhouses; they capture the sun’s light through glass in order to help grow plants. These windows allow for nearly any type of plant to be placed in a window and flourish with increased exposure to the sun’s energy. This means that you can have everything from perennials to flowers and even herbs in a garden window without worrying about the constant maintenance involved with a outdoor home garden.
These garden windows allow for the most effective use of resources, such as lighting and space heating, to create ideal circumstances for plant growth – second only to the great outdoors.
Garden Window Features
Some typical features of garden windows include:
- Fully welded virgin PVC vinyl frame for strength and rigidity
- 1-1/4″ plywood head and seatboard for structural and thermal performance
- 1″ insulated glass provides all-weather protection
- Multi-point locking system for added security and a tighter seal
A garden window can be installed anywhere but many people typically enjoy them as kitchen windows or bathroom windows. This is simply a personal preference, and the options are nearly limitless.
Window World Garden windows add a new dimension of beauty and comfort to any room in your home. Imagine feeling warm sunny days with gentle breezes from within your home. Create a wonderful display of herbs and plants to invite yet a bit more of the outdoors inside. A deep, 17 in. seatboard is the perfect home for your favorite plant decor. And a full 1” insulated glass package ensures year-round comfort for you and your plants. On warm days, the fully screened, twin-sealing side vents invite those gentle breezes right into your home.
Window world Ocala has been installing garden windows for decades and prides itself in creating and installing high quality windows in your home that not only look amazing, but save you money. Visit www.windowworldocala.com for more information on garden windows and to learn more about window replacement for your home.
What’s Your Take?
Do you have a garden or greenhouse window in your home? Do you use it for plants and herbs or for knick knacks and doodahs? Would you recommend using such a window to our other readers?