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Old 08-23-2016, 09:55 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about getting a garden window for my kitchen and was wondering if you typically install window blinds too or leave it open. I like privacy but don't want to do it if it would be weird. Please share your thoughts and any recommendations regarding this type of window.

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My friend has one in her kitchen window that faces west. In summer, it makes the room very hot. She installed curtains that cover the back glass inside and that helps a lot.

Another friend got one which included a window that opens. That helps air flow.

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I would install window blinds on the inside part of the window, where it joins the house, so the plants can enjoy the view, but nobody can see inside unless I open the blind.

Have you considered just putting a shelf there along the window first to try out the idea of having little plants blocking your view ?
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Garden windows were an option when the house was built. They were popular in the 1980's. We passed and I'm glad we did because the heat from a west or south facing garden window in the summer is overwhelming and those things leak at the joints. The seals do not last.
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