Have a ‘clear’ shot at updating your look

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: DecorDesign

What are the hottest updates for homes in 2015? The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the home to remodel, and according to HGTV and Trulia, a kitchen update is one of the secrets to selling your home.

When it comes to remodeling your kitchen you must consider many aspects, but you may not have thought about windows. Windows increase the value of your home financially and aesthetically. So, when making remodeling plans this year, consider including window replacements.

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Here are three key elements to keep in mind when choosing a window for your kitchen:

Style

Kitchen windows are often placed above counters or sinks, making them hard to reach and prone to moisture.

Awning windows, which can be pulled in or pushed out, are perfect for ventilation. Since hot air from the oven or stove typically rises, awning style windows perform the best when placed close to the ceiling or above eye-level.

Sliding or casement windows, which use a crank out method for opening and closing, are two good options for hard to reach areas, like above the counters or behind the kitchen sink.

Material type

Kitchen windows are constantly subjected to moisture and staining, so choosing an easy-to-clean material like vinyl or fiberglass is important. Fiberglass windows can withstand extreme heat and cold, are energy efficient and can have the same quality look of painted wood. Vinyl windows are easy to care for, don’t require painting or staining, and stay looking great for years.

However, if wood makes more sense for you and the style of your home, then make sure to select a finish that will hold up against stains and moisture.

Features and options

Whether your new kitchen is traditional, modern or rustic, your new windows should complement the space. Window designs offer a variety of features including colors, hardware and grilles. With so many options to choose from it’s easy to design a window that’s unique to you and the style of your kitchen.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.