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Garden Windows Replacement

Published on: October 23, 2021

A garden window will provide stunning natural light in your home and visual interest. Generally, these windows go in your kitchen and provide a similar look to a bay window where it extends out with four glass panes. The big difference between a garden window and a bay window is that garden windows are about half the size of bay windows. 

And if you’re feeling like you don’t have the right space in your kitchen for one of these windows, the great news is that window installers can swap out a general kitchen window for a garden window. This minor change offers big results, including:

  • Added natural light in your kitchen
  • Greater visibility into your yard
  • A place to put plants or herbs to grow them indoors, even during the winter

Like any window in your home, you need professional window installation to seal and secure these windows. Proper installation requires skill and expertise, so don’t attempt this window replacement on your own. 

Garden Window Benefits

Garden window replacement has so many great benefits. If you’re considering replacing the windows in your home and have a kitchen window, you might want to swap it out for a garden window to make this area more attractive and inviting.

1. Improved Lines of Sight

Families with young children especially appreciate this garden window benefit. You’ll have a better view of your backyard so that you can see your children playing. With these windows, you can see in three directions to provide a wide-angle view of your yard.

But even for homeowners with no children or grown children, garden windows can be great for making your home a better place to entertain guests. You can keep an eye on your grill from the kitchen or look outside to make sure everyone is having a good time.

And you’ll get even more enjoyment from the landscaping and hardscaping that you work hard to keep looking great.

2. Indoor Gardening

If you have a green thumb or just enjoy the art of growing your own herbs, a garden window is great. You’ll let the natural light shine in and have a ledge to place your plants on so that they can soak up that natural light that your new windows provide.

And because you can bring your plants indoors, you’ll have a year-round growing season. That way, you can bring your vegetable or herb garden inside when the temperatures start to shift. Or you might even want your garden to be indoors year-round to make watering simple.

The multi-paned windows provide incredible ease of use and will help keep your plants alive. And with your herbs right there in your kitchen, you can go from growing to harvesting while cooking.

Garden window ledges also offer a bit of seclusion and safety in homes with pets or young children. You won’t have to worry about your plants getting knocked over or disrupted.

3. Charm and Resale Value

Garden windows are very attractive. They add charm to your kitchen, which can increase your resale value. But they’ll also increase your enjoyment of your home while you’re living there.

Visitors will enjoy the added natural light and inviting look of these windows. If you’re considering selling your home, the kitchen will be a major selling point. When listing a home, 69 percent of all listings tout the kitchen and its features. That’s because it’s such a valuable feature in the home. 

A garden window is just one aspect of creating an inviting and beautiful kitchen that will attract buyers to your home. But it can certainly aid in making the room attractive and inviting.

4. Improved Energy Efficiency

Adding a garden window can make your home more energy-efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Having more window panes and thick-cut glass can let through sunlight to warm your home. But it will also provide a secure seal that won’t leak the outdoor temperatures into your home or let your indoor heating and cooling out. 

If your home currently has old windows that were not rated for energy efficiency, you’ll see great improvements with upgrading your kitchen windows to garden windows.

5. It’s an Easy, Inexpensive Way to Refresh a Kitchen

Give your home a new look fast and inexpensively with a garden window. These windows are affordable yet offer a beautiful element to your kitchen or other room of your home. You can add these windows to bedrooms, living rooms or porches to provide a new visual element without construction costs or large disruptions to your home.

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How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Garden Window?

The cost for materials and installation for a garden window range from $1,000 to $4,000. The total cost will depend on the size and location of the window. If it’s a standard size, you won’t need to custom order your garden window. But non-standard window sizes will take a little longer to get in as they require custom manufacturing. The average cost for these windows with installation is $2,400.

Are Garden Windows Outdated?

No, not at all. Modern garden windows offer the same great benefits as they always have, but with the look and feel that homeowners want based on today’s design standards. How you decorate the window and what pots you use for your plants will also have an impact on how dated this area of your home looks. Regardless, these windows can bring color and life to your home, which never goes out of style.

Do Garden Windows Increase Your Home’s Value?

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That really depends on many factors. They can make your kitchen more desirable, which is a major selling point for most homes. But window replacement also has a great ROI of up to 85 percent. 

What’s the Difference Between a Bay Window and Garden Window?

Bay windows and garden windows are similar in that they can visually make a room feel a little bigger while providing stunning natural light inside. But the shape of these windows differ. A garden window is like a box with 90-degree angles to maximize the light for plants placed inside these windows. In contrast, a bay window generally has 45-degree angles. Both of these types of windows offer a stunning focal point for any room.

How Deep Is a Garden Window?

Generally, garden windows are about 15-inches deep. That allows you plenty of space to place your plants and other decorations. Just try to avoid cluttering this space with too many items as this might take away from the visual appeal of these windows. And, the more you place inside your garden window, the more you can limit the amount of light that comes through these windows.

Free Garden Window Replacement Estimate

If you’re considering replacement windows, get a free estimate from 2FL Windows & Siding. Just give us a call or fill out our online form and we’d be happy to provide you with a personalized, no-obligation quote.

We don’t use high-pressure sales. But we do offer outstanding customer service to allow you time to ask questions, learn more about our quality installation services and patented window installation system, and discuss budgetary constraints and concerns. We get high customer ratings for quality, service and warranties.

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