How To Choose Windows For Your House Build Or Remodel
How to Choose Windows for Your House Build or Remodel
Windows play a factor in both exterior and interior design. Whether you are building from the ground up or are planning a remodel, you want to make sure that you select a window style that complements your home’s architecture and interior décor ideas. You also want to ensure that the windows you choose beautifully bring the outside in and effectively keep the elements out. The amount of window style, function and performance options can be overwhelming! We have crafted a few tips to help you make the right choice for your home.
Focus on Architectural Style
Every home has its own unique design. Coastal style homes have expansive walls of windows. Tudors have diamond-shaped mullions. Contemporary houses tend to feature floor to ceiling glass windows. Victorian and traditional styles usually incorporate bay windows. When selecting windows, make sure they complement the architectural elements of your home.
Consider the Purpose of the Window
Windows can be functional or fixed for natural light and aesthetic purposes. They can simply be a window or a functional entryway like a sliding or French door. Think about where you would like the sun to shine in and fresh air to flow, or simply where you want to boost a light source in a dark area like a closet or pantry. Most homes incorporate a combination of all of these types of windows.
Pick an Exterior Color
While white window frames are the most popular, some manufacturers offer colored options – both in wood and metal. These colorful choices can add dimension and make your home’s exterior pop.
Think About the Interior
How the windows look on the inside is as important as exterior aesthetics. You want to let the light shine through and look out at a gorgeous view. Do you want to bring the outside in with a wall of windows? Curl up on a bench tucked in beneath a bay window? Let light into a bathroom, but enjoy privacy? Add drama and interest to a room with a combination of window styles? The answer to these questions will help you determine what type of window are right for each room – but remember to keep exterior balance in mind when making your choices.
Determine Where the Sun Rises and Sets
Where the sun is positioned at certain times of the day can help determine window style and placement. Do you want to have a wall of windows that lets the sun shine brightly in a family room obstructing your television viewing? Will the window placement you were considering shine the light in your face as the sun is rising? Keep sun placement in mind.
The experienced K&B team helps clients choose the right window for the right reasons so that there is a beautiful blend of aesthetics and function.
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