Top Garden Window Colors

October 11, 2010

Garden windows are not only functional, but are also beautiful. Unlike conventional windows, garden windows--which bump out from the house much like a bay window--can provide an airy, open feeling to any room.

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Garden Window Colors Can Complement Home Decor

The most common garden window colors are designed to match the typical outdoor color scheme of a home. Most vinyl garden window colors come in neutral colors such as white, off-white, beige, or brown, in order not to clash with the colors of the outside of a home.

If you want more variety, you can purchase garden windows in unfinished wood to paint or stain in the color of your choice. If you'd like, you can choose dual colors for your garden window with the outside to match the rest of your windows and the inside to match the décor of the room.

The Benefits of Garden Windows

A garden window comes with a small countertop and a glass ceiling, making it an ideal spot for growing plants if it faces the sunny side of a house. The average garden window counter size is about 17 inches, making it the perfect place for potted herbs and flowers, or you can even use the garden window as a mini-greenhouse to grow a small vegetable garden. Today's garden windows typically feature 1 inch-thick insulated energy efficient glass that provides four-season protection from the elements and side vents--or even side casement windows--for ventilation. Some manufacturers offer optional adjustable glass shelves to display plants or decorations.

Most homeowners opt for a garden window above the kitchen sink--making it a focal point in the kitchen, but a garden window can be installed in any room where you want an "open" feeling, such as in a home office or den. It may not be ideal for a bedroom or bathroom where you must add a window treatment to the garden window for privacy.

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