Choosing the right windows is imperative to making the most of a house window replacement project, and part of this is picking out a window style that best suits your home. To achieve this, keep in mind that your new windows should complement the design of the room and all the elements within that space
Remember: When it comes to interior and exterior design, consistency is key. However, there’s room for customization, as long as the overall design scheme remains consistent and individual elements don’t clash with each other. To help you find a window that will complement your home’s design, here are some quick design tips.
Choosing a Window Style
Choosing a window design is mostly a matter of preference, well except for instances wherein local authorities, namely homeowners’ associations, have guidelines on the exterior design of homes in their neighborhood. This is mostly to preserve the neighborhood’s design consistency and, by extension, individual homes’ curb appeal and property value. In general, windows installed at the front of the exterior are traditional and symmetrical, qualities that help convey friendliness to visitors.
Sticking to Tried-and-Tested Combinations
To narrow down your choices, you can list the window styles that complement your home’s architectural style. Here’s a quick overview of the most popular architectural styles and the windows most suited to them:
- Prairie-style homes – Prairie-style homes known for their extensive use of wide spaces, low-pitched roofs, and accented look. Awning windows can help preserve this accented look while improving natural indoor ventilation.
- Ranch or Split-level-style homes – Picture or bay windows would complement ranch-style homes’ wood and brick siding.
- Modern-style homes – Sleek sliding or casement windows wouldn’t be out of place in a modern-style home’s minimalist interior.
You can also try experimenting with different window styles. Keep in mind matching different styles can be tricky, which is why it’s best to consult a window replacement service company.
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