Republic Windows ' Doors has created a new garden window, designed to open up homeowners' site lines through their kitchen window. The garden window uses trapezoid casements on the working lites rather than the standard rectangular lites used by most manufacturers. Republic also designed the garden window with European hinges which are covered, designed to be tamper resistant and unobtrusive, as well as look as attractive from the exterior of the home as inside the kitchen. Republic's garden window can be ordered with decorative V-groove glass, designed to catch sunlight like a prism, or with decorative grids, in several patterns. A tempered glass shelf allows homeowners to display plants and collectibles.