Create a New Kitchen Look with WindowsCapitol Design Build
Every kitchen needs focal points that anchor the design, also known as “visual moments.” These focal points can vary, involving different features of the kitchen, but kitchen windows can be an integral part of a beautiful kitchen design. While you’re choosing your cabinets, backsplashes, and finishes, take the time to consider your windows and the impact they’ll have on the overall look of your kitchen. While a window over the kitchen sink is classic because of its visual appeal and practical functionality, there are many other ways to make use of windows in a kitchen as well.
- Use windows to frame a focal point. Framing an attractive feature, like a designer range hood, a wine rack, or an eating nook, with windows can result in a full focal wall. This can be done with just about any important feature in the kitchen, and highlighting it with a special surface treatment can punch up the look even further.
- Emphasize a significant feature by integrating it into the windows. For even more impact than simply framing a focal point with windows, have a feature like your range hood tailored to integrate with the windows. Whenever you’re doing a complete kitchen remodel, look for ways to make the space uniquely your own.
- Use the space above a window for storage or display. Using cabinetry as a bridge over a window is a great way to make the most of vertical space while also drawing focus to your window.
- Frame windows in steel for a dramatic look. Using steel or steel-look aluminum to frame windows is perfect with modern décor, but it can also add drama to a traditional kitchen. If new windows aren’t in the budget, metallic paint on wood frames can
- Consider a decorative sash or ornamental glasswork. Why not let the window itself be the statement? A unique sash or stained or leaded glass can make your window a stunning focal point.
- Carefully choose your window style. Some of the most popular styles of windows for kitchens are casement, bow, and bay windows. If you’ve got a beautiful view or just want to make the most of natural light, hanging large windows is a great way to enhance your kitchen. You might also consider a garden window, which is like a small greenhouse that extends from the kitchen. This kind of window lets in light as well as a large window, but in a much more compact size, making it a great choice where space is limited.
Of course, if your kitchen is already set and you didn’t take care in choosing your windows, it’s not an irredeemable error. Windows can always be dressed or decorated to create a focal point, even if the window itself is nothing special. Consider custom window treatments or use your window as a display shelf for plants, cookbooks, or even pretty cutting boards.
When you’re ready to remodel your kitchen, Capitol Design Build can help. We’ve been performing custom remodeling since 1989 and building custom, high-end homes in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area for 29 years. We serve businesses and individuals in Virginia, Washington D.C, and Maryland, meeting every need from kitchen renovation and bathroom remodeling to custom home design and building. With experience spanning many disciplines, including engineering, design, remodeling, construction, and customer service, we look forward to working with you. Feel free to shop our website, call us at (703) 436-6919, or contact us online for a free, no-obligation estimate.