Garden Windows Let You Grow Herbs All Year Long
January 26, 2009
Looking to start an herb garden? Installing a garden window could be the perfect solution. With a wide variety of styles available, you're sure to find one that fits your budget and your home. These windows are most often found in kitchens, above the sink. This shouldn't limit your plans, however, as garden windows add space, let in more light, and allow you to grow plants indoors all year without having to worry about Jack Frost cutting your growing season short.
This popular window style has been given many updates over the years. Whether you're looking for a completely fixed design, something more versatile, or a contemporary look, finding a garden window to meet your needs is easy. All garden windows are designed for growing plants indoors. This means that they have removable beds on the bottom for easy clean up if you over-water or for when a plant gets tipped over accidentally. Many windows of this style are equipped with extra shelving to allow maximum gardening potential. If you want something ultra-contemporary, curved panes cut down on unsightly framing that blocks light.
Airflow shouldn't be sacrificed just so you can garden. Most garden windows have an angled, awning-style window topping them off. Other styles come sided with vertical sliders or casement windows, in addition. Because they project outward from your home, these windows add space and help open up the feel of a room. Not only adding space and greenery to a room, garden windows are an energy-efficient choice, with ample opportunity for installing a little extra insulation around the edges.