With multiple panes of glass and a wide, expansive view, a garden window is a great way to bring more light and a sense of spaciousness to your kitchen. In addition, its operable side panels can increase ventilation, and its large base and glass shelving provide the perfect spot to grow fresh herbs or flowers.
Except for its additional weight and larger size, a garden window can be as easy to install as a regular window – just be sure to have a few friends on hand to help with lifting. We worked with Simonton Windows on this project, but the basic installation steps are similar with any brand. However, it’s essential that you follow any instructions supplied by the window manufacturer. The International Residential Code (R613.1) requires windows to be “installed and flashed according to manufacturers’ instructions,” so as long as you meet the specific requirements for your window, you’ll be well on your way not only to a successful installation, but to creating a space that’s filled with sunlight and greenery.
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