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Lighten Up: How a Garden Window Can Boost More Than Your Home Value

by Maggie Reed 04/21/2021


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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.

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Maggie Reed

 I am a realtor here in Baldwin County, Alabama that services the Eastern Shore down to the beautiful white sandy beaches.  I have always had a passion for helping people. I started off as a Pediatric ICU nurse until I had my own children and decided to make a career change back into real estate where I can continue to be involved with the community and helping people sell or buy their homes.  I love my job and my goal is to make this experience as fun and stress free as possible.