You may be looking for ways to spruce up your living room, or you may be trying to do an overhaul of an entire room. Either way, the style of a window affects the design and look of an entire room, and quite often they can be the defining feature of a room. Here’s a list of some of the most popular window designs that will help get your creative juices flowing.
This is the most common window style as it is most practical and easy to open and close. It is typically rectangular, and has a hinged sash that swings in and out like a door. This is a window for rooms with a simple and traditional look. It is also one of the cheapest window designs to install and it still looks great.
A transom window typically sits above a door, and quite often it is fixed and cannot be opened. It’s purpose if usually to help bring in sunlight from outside into a hallway or entrance of a home to make it more welcoming and inviting to guests. Before air conditioning, it was also served to help improve ventilation on hot days.
Also commonly known as a louvered window, the window has parallel slates of acrylic or glass that open like a blind would. They are typically used for tropical architecture, as they can provide optimal levels of ventilation. If you live in a warmer climate, this may be a nice option.
Also known as a French door, these are sliding windows or doors that can be slid open or closed. They are helpful for making the outside landscape more visible from inside, and they are often installed overlooking a terrace.
Day lighting options
If you are looking to bring more natural lighting into your room, there are many options available, but picking the one that matches the style of your room is tricky. Clerestory windows are fixed windows built into a sloped roof, and are not as noticeable but can bring in a large amount of natural light. Bay windows typically include at least three panels that are set at varying angles. This brings in unvarying amounts of light throughout the day, but is not a practical solution for many room styles.
You may want to hire a trained professional to help you pick a window option that fits well with your living space. However, you will be the one who will have to live with the choice, and what you think is best is probably the best fit.
This article was contributed by Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers, offering real estate in Albany Oregon.