From painting to dressing your windows, Express Bi-Folding Doors unveils how to style your kitchen windows

by Anna Startin

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in anyone’s home. When it comes to kitchen renovations, the look of the kitchen is often sacrificed for functionality.

From getting some much-needed privacy to enhancing control over lighting in the morning and evening, experts at Express Bi-Folding Doors brings you their top tips for remodelling your kitchen with new windows.

Before you begin:

Jade Oliver, interior stylist at Express Bi-Folding Doors explains what you need to take into consideration when choosing a window for your kitchen “kitchens are one of the most hectic rooms in the house, and the warmest and most humid due to the amount of cooking we do so ventilation is key. Kitchen windows need to be able to open easily, and positioned slightly higher than the rest of the house”

Single sliding windows: Perfect for compact kitchens lacking space for wide panoramic windows, a snug single sliding window offers easy installation and adequate ventilation while cooking.

Dual casement windows: Single casement windows offer maximum ventilation and complement traditional and contemporary styles. Ideal for kitchens, a dual set can evoke a continental ambience when paired with café blinds and fully opened.

Top-hung casement windows:  Similar to dual casement windows, top-hung windows offer excellent ventilation while enhancing privacy and security when open.

Picture windows: Picture windows are essential for a kitchen with a view of the garden, extending the full length of the room. However, for ventilation, it’s best to pair them with other window types such as casement windows.

Openable skylights: Openable skylights offer an ideal solution for ventilation and natural light in your kitchen, despite not being traditional windows

Managing Director, Steve Bromberg gives his recommendations on the best kitchen windows:

Tilt and turn windows are perfect for kitchens because they can be made much larger than normal windows. He adds: “They can be full height and used like a door or can create large picture windows, but they tilt inwards, which allows a lot of ventilation. – these types of windows are more popular in Europe but as trends demand more glass and larger doors/windows they’re becoming increasingly popular here.”

Another perfect option is Uni-Blinds, they are perfect for your kitchen.


“The blinds are sealed within the glass and never need cleaning so because kitchens are full of moisture integral blinds are perfect and a much cleaner option than curtains or external blinds.”

For many, a combination of an openable window and glass roofing system offers the best choice for your home. This gives you the benefits of both worlds by lighting up your room but preventing it from steaming up when cooking big meals.

Match your kitchen window to your aesthetic:

To capture the desired ambience when styling your windows, it’s all about the style and how you adorn them:

Paint:  Why not paint your window a colour of your choice? A popular way to add a flair to your glazing is through frosted or pained glass. This adds privacy but allows for a unique pane colouring.

Shelves: If you don’t want to touch the windows, you can boost their profile with a set of shelves above or below. The use of shelves can allow you to break up or narrow down the viewing space, directing the gaze to a certain area, while

There are many ways to dress your kitchen windows, depending on personal preference. Here are some ideas to get started:

Curtains: For a unique look, why not install a set of short curtains? Many might not think of curtains as a conventional method of kitchen window dressing but a set of shorter fabric curtains that match your aesthetic can go a long way to making your kitchen feel homelier. Jade advises “curtains can add a little bit more life into the room compared to shutters and blinds, many can easily be thrown in the washing machine too if you’re worried about them getting dirty”

Shutters and Blinds: If your kitchen design uses natural wood, reclaimed wood, woven wood, or bamboo shades then shutters and blinds are excellent material choices to add texture to a space.

Be mindful: give your shutters enough clearance space to fully open.

Decorative Accent: Spruce up your window area with decorative accents to help draw the eye of guests or potential buyers. Why not include some wall sconce or hanging lights alongside colourful houseplants?

Be careful: Don’t go overboard. While you want to make your windows stand out, simplicity and minimalism can go a long way when restyling your windows.

If you want to introduce a statement piece in your kitchen, then you might want to consider a set of bi-folding doors or sliding doors.

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