Bring the Outside Indoors With a Garden Window

by Maryann Ross Levanti 09/05/2021

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If you're searching for a simple home upgrade that is cost effective and will boost your resale value and your mood, we have the solution. Consider adding a garden window to your new or existing home. Garden windows are designed to help houseplants flourish by bringing in more natural light, but they provide multiple benefits.

What Is a Garden Window?

A garden window is similar in appearance to a bay window, but smaller. Typically, homeowners install garden windows over their kitchen sink, but there are no hard and fast rules that regulate where you can add this affordable home upgrade. Whichever room boasts the addition of a garden window will benefit, both from the additional natural light it provides and from any houseplants you place there. This type of window features a flat bottom that protrudes outward. This allows you to use it as a sort of mini greenhouse to bring green living things into any space in your home.

As an added perk, your garden window can open on both sides to allow a fresh summer breeze to infiltrate closed up spaces.

How Can a Garden Window Benefit Me?

Your new garden window offers advantages beyond boosting your home's appearance. These include:

  • Energy Efficiency: New garden windows are built using welded, vinyl frames, insulated glass and sealed side vents. This makes them highly energy-efficient.

  • Access to Natural Light: More natural light in your life means you'll feel happier, sleep better and process vitamin D more easily. You may even be more productive.

  • Ability to Grow Indoor Plants: Houseplants add oxygen, aroma and beauty to your indoor spaces. A garden window lets you grow plants that typically would not thrive indoors.

  • Increased Resale Value: Buyers love replacement windows that are both energy-efficient and attractive. They also appreciate rooms with lots of natural light exposure./p>

When you install a luxurious garden window in a room that's seriously lacking in light and life, it's more than a facelift. It's transforming. As a result, you may find this room quickly becomes your favorite space.

Is a Garden Window a Cost-Effective Upgrade?

The average cost to install a garden window is $2,500, according to HomeAdvisor. However, if you're replacing an old, leaky window, you'll begin recouping that expense right away, just in the amount of money it costs to heat and cool your home annually. Each year, homeowners lose hundreds of dollars through leaky doors and windows or through windows made with single-pane glass. By installing a new energy-efficient window in place of an aging window or door you'll help better insulate your home. Accordingly, your HVAC unit won't have to work as hard year-round. You space will also feel more comfortable because the humidity in the room is better controlled.

Why Invest in a Garden Window?

When it comes to improving your new or existing home, there are so many simple projects that add value and function. However, when you spend a lot of time inside, there's no better pick-me-up than a room filled with live plants and swathed in natural light. In all kinds of weather a garden window will lift your mood and brighten your day. For a small and affordable home-improvement project it makes a huge difference.

About the Author

Maryann Ross Levanti

I'm Maryann Ross Levanti, looking forward to meeting you and helping you find your new home and/or sell your current one. I've lived in Fairfield County the majority of my life - grew up in Westport, (Coleytown, Coleytown, Staples), undergrad at UPenn, masters from Edinburgh, Scotland. I'm ABR and GRI certified, and hold a broker's license in real estate, as well as a provisional appraiser license. Additionally, I am the exclusive agent for CCO Habitats - a HOBI award winning building company which regularly offers new construction homes as well as renovated homes to the market in Westport. In my 20 plus years of selling homes, I've learned many things - among them - the customer is not always right. Nor am I. However, if we work together we have a much better chance of being correct and either getting your home sold or finding the home that best suits your needs. Yes, I'm outspoken and opinionated. But anyone with a license can open a door - wouldn't you rather have doors opened by someone who actually tells you the truth and is willing to put her years of experience and knowledge into working 24/7 for you to help you understand what you're getting into? You may not always like what you hear, and there are no crystal balls in this business. But I believe an informed decision is always better. Hopefully you do too! As a yearly winner of the Connecticut Five Star Realtor award and frequently repeated recipient of customer service awards indicate; my priority is you, my client, and my clients appreciate it. Put my local knowledge, professional skills, ethics and dedication to work for you - give me a call 203.984.5157.