How to Use Windows to Give Your Home the Perfect Look
Home windows are not one size fits all. If you’re renovating or constructing a new home, now is the perfect time to consider a unique window structure to reflect yours and your home’s personality. Mix and match your windows to create a personalized design that’s functional, beautiful, and durable.
- Double hung windows. These conventional staples can be turned into a statement piece by adding them to either side of a picture window (one that doesn’t open), and provide optimal air flow. Since double hung windows can be opened from the top or bottom, they’re a great addition to living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms.
- Awning windows. If you fancy floor to ceiling picture windows, change up the design with awning windows near the floor or ceiling. These tilting windows keep rain out while improving air flow in the home. Consider adding them to bathrooms, too. Generally small, these windows can be installed on their own or in tandem with another type of window to improve natural light while maintaining security and optimal airflow.
- Casement windows. These windows let in a ton of light and open out from the side like a book. The only place you may not want to place a casement window is near a walkway or deck, since they can be damaged by passersby.
- Gliding or sliding windows. On a runner, these windows slide open from the left or right. They add plenty of light and can be used around high traffic areas outside. You can only open one side of the window at a time, but sleek, modern designs make these popular windows in many homes.
- Picture windows. A staple in most homes, picture windows do not open. You’ll find them in a wide variety of shapes and sizes from small portholes and squares to large bay windows and window-walls.
- Stained glass. Instead of a traditional window pane, consider making one or a few of your pictures include stained glass. Custom-designed, stained glass is a built-in piece of art that takes full advantage of natural light in the home.
- Window seat windows. Instead of creating a window seat based on your choice in windows, try picking out a window seat first.
Natural light is healthy and can help you reduce your monthly energy bills. Consider how you will be using the space and how much natural light you would like to have to find your perfect fit.
For help in deciding upon the right window choice for your home, contact one of our knowledgeable experts at Tri County Windows and Siding today.