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Black casement windows contrast against light interiors in modern breakfast nook.

Before & After: Custom Windows Make Breakfast Nook a Family Bright Spot

Modern-style wood windows highlight stunning remodel for Chris Loves Julia house bloggers.


Project Details

Kitchen nooks, they’re not just for breakfast anymore. Our friends and creators of the house renovation blog Chris Loves Julia agree. Remodeling their current alcove meant designing a welcome gathering place for morning coffee, casual meals, quick snacks, craft projects and then some.

We’re pleased that Chris Loves Julia partnered with us on this chapter of their room-by-room remodeling story. Windows provided courtesy of Pella helped make their breakfast nook transformation one of their most impressive before-and-after projects to date.

Replacing 30-year-old windows topped the to-do list.

It took more than 11 months to bring out the best in this breakfast nook. Slowly updating it with new floors, paint and furnishings was the easy part. The biggest change involved complete removal, including frames, of its outdated prairie-style windows. After meeting with our consultants, the homeowners decided on contemporary Pella Architect Series wood windows. This custom-crafted line marries the natural beauty of wood with design versatility that matches any style and any vision.

Our experts installed a large picture window with a sleek, fixed design and side casement windows that open for maximum fresh air. Upgraded Low-E insulated glass helps block out the sun’s damaging UV rays. This energy-efficient feature helps protect the interior and keeps it cool even when the AC is off. Going with our signature black finish was a bold move inside and out. It accentuates the windows’ classic architectural design yet crisply underscores the modern-style décor.

“Our new little nook is so cozy and convenient!”

Our favorite bloggers love the look of their renovated nook. Expansive, clean-lined windows keep the emphasis on natural light and enhance the space’s airy, open feel. Because the kitchen nook is open to the kitchen and the living room, the family enjoys easy access any time of day. Walking by those striking black windows tempts everyone to pause and enjoy a look outside, too.

Innovation with passion, that’s the Pella difference.

Whether you’re replacing windows to improve curb appeal, interior design or energy efficiency we have you covered, beautifully. Our designers and engineers have been fueled by the search to make things better since 1925. Reach out to your local Pella professional and explore the time-tested innovations crafted into everything we do. Visit us here to schedule your free virtual appointment or in-home consultation.

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