Your home can gain more than a lower utility bill when you replace your windows. You can gain style. Here are 4 considerations that will help you choose not just an energy-efficient window but a window that will enhance the style and appearance of your home!
1. Contemporary. Contemporary homes look best with strong shapes and simple elegance. Many contemporary homes have large windows and, even, floor to ceiling glass. Thin frames show off these large expanses of glass while they keep the clean, modern look. If you want a more organic look to soften the starker contemporary style, don’t rule out wood. Consider painting the inside wood frames the same color as the wall. Use retractable blinds or shades so you can open up those big, beautiful windows and enjoy the whole view.
2. Spanish. Many of today’s homes, especially those in the West, borrow their design features from Spanish or Moorish design. You’re going to find arches and curved windows in this popular style – also known as Santa Barbara style. Consider using grilles to give these beautiful windows even more style. Think of a round window that’s divided into fourths by wood-look grilles. You can create the look of smaller, designer panes without the expense by using pre-made grilles. Think about a sunburst for that arch!
Craftsman. This bungalow-style architecture seems to say “welcome home” and the right windows will make that message even stronger. You can use grilles to create a full surround, prairie style with grilles that create an attractive “frame” or think about looking at the available decorative glass that has the pattern incorporated into its design. You’ll want to decide whether you want double-hung or casement windows – both will look great!
3. Ranch. Ranch homes showcase how window glass had changed. Glass could be made in large sizes to let in lots of natural light. Ranch homes tend to have low-slung, horizontal lines. Think about keeping all those stationary large windows, but upgrade them to more energy efficient, double pane glass. For the smaller windows, casement windows highlight the design ad today’s casement windows operate easily.
The best way to get the right windows for your home is to work with a local, licensed window replacement company. They’ll understand the style of homes in your location and what windows compliment them best. A good window replacement company will have a conversation with you regarding style. They’ll listen to what you want and give you their advice. The end result – a great looking home and lower utility bills!