Are you looking for a way to bring more natural light into your home? Want to improve the air quality by introducing more house plants into your space? If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, consider adding garden windows.
This unique architectural element boasts many advantages and is aesthetically pleasing to boot. For quality garden window design and installation in the Baltimore, MD, or Washington, DC, areas, contact Master Seal. Our Rosedale location services both regions and their surrounding communities. Call 855.608.1580 or contact us online for more information and a free estimate.
What Is a Garden Window, and What’s the Process for Getting One Installed Over My Sink?
A garden window is a specialized window that creates a miniature greenhouse in your home. Protruding from the wall at a 90-degree angle, a garden window has a deeper-than-usual sill depth, panes on three sides, and a sloping top pane. This unique design allows a tremendous amount of sunlight to flow into the nook created by the window itself and into the room in which it’s installed.
Qualified window and door experts like the team at Master Seal begin the garden window design process by discussing your needs with you and providing a free cost estimate. You’ll also decide about overall dimensions and what veneer options will best fit your existing decor. Garden windows are highly customizable, so the first step in any installation involves measuring your space, including wall depth. The installation itself can then be a breeze when our qualified team performs it for you.
After installation, you can further augment your garden window with shelves. Doing so increases the amount of space within the window box that you can use for plants or other items. You may wish to choose a material such as clear resin or a slender cut of timber to ensure the shelves obstruct as little light as possible.
What Are the Advantages of a Kitchen with More Natural Light?
There are many advantages to bringing more natural light into your kitchen, including the following:
- Increased ability to grow plants — One of the foremost advantages of a kitchen garden window is growing plants related to food preparation. It’s a truly special experience to prepare a home-cooked meal and simply reach into your indoor garden for fresh seasoning. In addition to aromatic and flavorful herbs, garden windows are excellent for sprouting jars, potted greens like baby lettuce, and even tiny flowers like violets that can double as pretty garnishes for drinks or salads. For a more decorative use, try growing succulents or air plants instead.
- Increased energy efficiency — Another advantage of adding more natural light to your kitchen is free heating. You might be concerned that a protruding garden window could raise your heating bill, not lower it. Rest assured that, with a high-quality product, this won’t be the case. Master Seal’s garden windows, for instance, feature dual-pane 13/16” insulating glass with warm-edge technology, reducing condensation and seal failures while amplifying the window’s greenhouse-like thermal performance.
- Better room aesthetics and personal health — Thanks to the canted top windowpane featured in a garden window, sunlight is focused into the lower portion of the room where it’s installed. This means your kitchen will receive greater illumination with little eye-level glare. The effect is a noticeable brightening and a sense of increased space in your kitchen. Enjoy the health benefits of more vitamin D from sunlight, higher oxygen levels from plants grown indoors, and a cheerier kitchen overall.
No matter what aesthetic window you choose, garden windows can benefit you and your home.
Learn More About Increasing Natural Light in Your Home with Garden Windows from Master Seal
Why wait to kickstart the spring season with more light indoors? If you’re interested in installing garden windows in the Baltimore or DC area, consider Master Seal. Call us at 855.608.1580 or reach out online for more information on our range of window and door options and a free price quote.