Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Replacement Windows: Opening Up the Kitchenby Allison Millar
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
If your kitchen seems dark and uninviting, look for ways to use a minor kitchen renovation to solve your problems. Are there small windows in an area that can support a larger window? Are you staring at a wide wall without windows in your breakfast room? Replacement windows can be the answer.
Where to Add Replacement WindowsWindows can be added - or larger windows installed - in almost any location. You'll want to ask your contractor for advice on how to maximize your light potential. The contractor should avoid major structural costs by staying clear of rooflines, heating soffits, and other building components. Otherwise, look around for:
Options in Replacement WindowsReplacement windows are sold in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and configurations. Think of your home's architectural style when deciding between:
Replacement Window StylesThe way the window operates also is important. Consider:
There are many ways to do a minor kitchen renovation that focuses just on windows. You'll be surprised at how extra light spruces up your kitchen.
About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer. She has been a writer of home improvement columns for 15 years. Her articles have appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines, and on home improvement web sites.