A Casement Window in the Kitchen

When it comes to letting the outdoors in, casement windows can be a great option. When a casement is open, 100% of the window area is open instead of 50% as with double-hung windows. It's a terrific window to use in the kitchen for those who want to be able to really open things up this time of year.

The window pictured up top is from Cote de Texas' own kitchen renovation, where a casement window replaced the existing metal-framed window.

Cote de Texas' window doesn't appear to have a screen, which makes it beautiful and so very open. But if you do determine that a screen is necessary, that adds another layer of consideration. Window screens are located on the interior of casement windows, so that can effect their use in the kitchen. Be sure the window is in a spot where you would be able to keep the screen clean and not in a spot where the screen would catch a lot of cooking particles.

Related: How Do You Stay Cool in the Kitchen?

(Image: Cote de Texas, )

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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