Window Refresh: 5 Window Styles for Your Home

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Windows are doorways into the personality of a home. Tiny windows bring cottage-like atmospheres whereas floor-to-ceiling windows bring a modern style to a home.

Try a window refresh to upgrade the personality of your home. Here are 5 window styles to consider when remodeling your home.

1. Bay Window

Bay windows make kitchens more welcoming. When you install bay windows, you’ll get added seating space without necessarily adding more walls to the room. 

Bay windows are common to breakfast nooks where you can absorb the morning sunlight while enjoying your coffee. Consider a bay window addition if the exterior of your home has a more traditional architecture.

Bay windows won’t bring a modern touch or even a transitional look to most home exteriors. 

2. Sky Lights

Looking for ways to increase the amount of natural light in your home? Skylights are the answer.

Skylights are perfect for just about every room in the house especially bedrooms. Imagine yourself enjoying the night sky while drifting off to sleep.

Skylights are also common in master bathrooms where you can enjoy a little skywatching while showering.

3. Bi-Folds

Another type of window that’s great for bringing the outdoors inside is bi-folds. These windows turn outward opening up to the outside.

One downside, however, is that you won’t be able to add screens to this style of window as you would with a double-hung window. These windows are commonly seen at lake houses or second homes where vistas are key to enjoying the space. 

4. Picture

Picture windows are a popular choice when you want security but don’t want to sacrifice views. Picture windows are static meaning you can’t open them.

Why would anyone want to have a window in their home that doesn’t open? Well, beyond security, picture windows provide a modern clean look.

They are commonly used in rooms with ‘two-story’ windows. The top-level of windows wouldn’t need to open in a great room where the windows are too high to reach. 

Use this style of windows in a transitional home where you aim to blend the old and the new. 

5. Double Hung

This classic window style is great for maintaining a traditional looking home. Double-hung windows allow you to add a screen and open up to the outdoors.

Is It Time for a Window Refresh?

It’s no secret that a window refresh can help you save on your home’s energy bill. But often, this refresh brings a much-needed facelift that allows you to feel pride in owning your home. 

Consider the personality you want your home to have before deciding on a window style. Depending on the architecture of your home, it might make sense to stick with a more classic window style.

Consult with a professional to get design ideas that make sense for your budget and taste. For more information or to get a quote on a window refresh, contact us today. 

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