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Slider or Dual Casement in front of Kitchen Sink?

Posted by rdonchez (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 9:45

I'm considering going forward with window replacement in my home. It will likely be the Okna 800DX series. One thing I am torn about is the type of window I should use in front of the sink in my kitchen. I have an opening that is approximately 38 inches wide by 36 inches tall. Presently there are two casement windows that fill this space with a typical bar down the center. In receiving quotes, its been mentioned that I could also opt to put a slider in this space, which would probably save around $500. Our counters are not too deep so reaching the window is not a huge concern.

Any thoughts or considerations? What do most people do? Thanks.


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RE: Slider or Dual Casement in front of Kitchen Sink?

I dont think your savings would be as much as 500 though. To save some money, a slider makes sense.


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RE: Slider or Dual Casement in front of Kitchen Sink?

The slider will also give you a bit more glass and larger feel to it as well.

Seems like win - win to me.


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RE: Slider or Dual Casement in front of Kitchen Sink?

I like the idea of an awning in that location. 38" is pretty narrow to have a vertical bar splitting it in two and you can eliminate it with an awning.Usually the operator is on the bottom so opening the window shouldn't be an issue either.


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RE: Slider or Dual Casement in front of Kitchen Sink?

We have casements in our new house, a first for me. One thing I discovered that I did not like about them was the inability to open while raining. If they are not covered and are opened wide, they are sticking out in the rain. For a kitchen, this could be important depending on the roof line above the window. In this case a slider would be an improvement.


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