If your kitchen sink is situated in front of an exterior wall, you should consider having a custom window backsplash. Here’s why.
Benefits of a Window Backsplash
A window backsplash is an abundant source of natural light. The kitchen sink is an essential part of the kitchen work area so the adjacent areas like the prep area will benefit from it. Natural lighting has many benefits that include helping make your kitchen look more spacious and reducing your usage of electrical lighting during the day.
An operable window backsplash allows ventilation near the kitchen sink. This lets you flush out excess moisture from the kitchen without moving away from the sink or countertop. A yard-facing window backsplash lets you keep an eye on your kids at play without pausing while working on your kitchen tasks.
Window Backsplash Considerations
There are, of course, some considerations that must be made before you choose a window backsplash over a standard one.
Location – If your kitchen doesn’t have an existing wall opening for the backsplash windows, a new opening will have to be made. This will make a significant difference in your remodeling costs.
Window style – Working with a custom replacement window company like Renewal by Andersen® gives you the flexibility to choose windows that look best in your kitchen. This also gives you freedom to choose the window style for your window backsplash. A picture window affords the best view and natural light, but may sacrifice ventilation.
Orientation – South-facing windows tend to have harsh natural lighting and is not the best side for having backsplash windows as you’ll be standing too close to the light source. East-facing windows tend to have too much direct sunlight, especially in the morning. While west-facing windows are somewhat ideal, they tend to flood a room with orange light at dusk. North-facing windows provide the best, most even natural lighting.
Renewal by Andersen of Wyoming is your leading provider of custom replacement windows and sliding patio doors. Give us a call at (307) 472-2199, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Laramie and Cheyenne, WY.