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Kitchen and Bathroom Window Picks

A beautiful window can change the entire look of your room. See our favorites with manufacturer information included.

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    • Arched Window

      This Radius window can transform your room with Old-World elegance. With a variety of frame, grid, and glass options, the windows can help you make a style statement.

      Milgard Windows & Doors
      800/645-4273; milgard.com.

    • Decorative Leaded-Glass Window

      Ideal for bathrooms, triple-glazed Decorative Glass windows showcase beveled, leaded glass for beauty and some privacy. Choose from several designs and sizes in square, oval, octagon, and transom shapes.

      Hy-Lite Products
      800/655-9087; hy-lite.com.

    • Casement Windows with Built-In Shades

      Designer Series casements with between-the-panes window treatments cuts down on cleaning time by eliminating the need to dust. If your decor changes, just snap in your choice of 10 colors of blinds or 15 colors of cellular shades, for a whole new look.

      Pella Corporation
      888/847-3552; pella.com.

    • Roof Windows

      Give attic rooms access to the outdoors with a roof window. The upper and lower sections swing out, creating a balcony-like space with protective side railings.

      Velux
      800/283-2831; veluxusa.com.

    • Easy-Clean Windows

      Washing the windows won't be such a chore with these 400 Series Tilt-Wash Double-Hung Windows. The glass is designed to reduce water spots, and the windows tilt in for easy cleaning.

      Andersen Corporation
      800/426-4261; andersenwindows.com.

    • Bright and Light Windows

      Who says bathrooms have to be dark spaces? Use these casement windows from Milgard to brighten your room between baths.

      Milgard Windows & Doors
      800/645-4273; milgard.com.

    • Picture Windows

      Fulfill your dream of a sun-filled kitchen with these 400 Series Picture Windows for casement windows. The wood windows lend an inviting feel to your room and can be used alone or in combinations

      Andersen Corporation
      800/426-4261; andersenwindows.com.

    • Windows for Natural Light

      When one window just won't do, group these windows from Andersen together to make your room shine bright. The sun-filled atmosphere complements a simple room design.

      Andersen Corporation
      800/426-4261; andersenwindows.com.

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