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8 Ways to Brighten up Your Kitchen With a Small Window

Large windows in the kitchen provide ample ventilation and natural light. However, some kitchens may not able to accommodate large windows because of space and the structural limitations of the house.

If it is not possible for large replacement windows in your home, you can still liven up your kitchen by following these tips from Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island.

  1. Keep the window treatments minimal to allow more natural light to come into the kitchen. If you want to put curtains, choose the sheer ones and hung them closer to the ceiling to give the window a taller appearance. Or you can use a valence instead. If you prefer to use blinds, use the light-colored or semi-transparent ones.

  2. Windows installation experts advise keeping your window clean, as the dirt on the window will restrict the light entering the kitchen.

  3. Consider replacing solid cabinet doors with glass door fronts and putting in recessed lighting to create an illusion of more windows.

  4. Consider using reflective surfaces in your kitchen like stainless steels, ceramic or glass tiles, and high gloss laminate to amplify natural and artificial lights and create the illusion of a larger kitchen.

  5. You might want to go with white cupboards, splashbacks or countertop or use a low-contrast color scheme in your kitchen.

  6. Minimize the clutter on the countertops.

  7. Open up your kitchen. If it is possible, remove wall dividers or create a pass-through to allow the light from the adjacent room to enter the kitchen.

  8. Use a window design with minimal obstructions like casement windows or sliding windows, or a window without a grill pattern.

When you need to replace your windows in your kitchen and the rest of your home, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Long Island for expert window and door services. Call us today at (631) 843-1713 or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We serve clients in Massapequa.


"I was very impressed with Renewal by Andersen. They showed up in time and we received several follow up phone calls as the installation was being done as well as the sales representative stopping by to check in on the installation. The delivery/ installer was very professional. I would highly recommend Renewal By Andersen."

February, 18

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