Are you planning on building or renovating your home? One of the most important aspects when planning both the inside and outside of your house is where to put in the windows. Natural light makes homes look brighter, more welcoming, and more beautiful. Once you’ve decided where you want to put in a window, then of course you will have to decide what sort of window to put in.
Not all windows are made alike, after all! Have a browse through this collection of six different window styles that will really add some character to your home.
1. Architectural window
An architectural window is a window that is designed in keeping with the style of your home. For instance, this window above here would suit a colonial style home very well. Other architectural styles to look out for that might fit in with the design of your home include the Queen Anne style, Bungalow, or even Art Décor. Why not keep the character of your window the same as the character of your home for continuity?
2. Picture window
If you have a stunning view, like the one above, it makes sense to frame it – ala the picture window. Here are single glass panels with an outer frame, much like a picture. It leaves your view unobscured and to enjoy – and brings a sense of the outside in for your family as well as your guests.
3. Casement window
Casement windows are the type that feature two panels that open by swinging out from the center. Not only are they great for ventilation, they can also make for a stunning, cozy look. These casement windows also feature the arch above them to add more accent and draw attention to them.
4. Garden window
Bring a bit of the garden into your home with a garden window. These type of windows are designed like mini greenhouses, letting as much light in as possible, so that you can grow plants just at the base of the window in the interior of the house. They’re a real eye catcher when guests come around, too!
5. Bay window
Bay windows are a small semicircular outer, that generally features three panels. They protrude from the outside of the house and really open up your interiors. Often, bay windows will feature a seat on the inside of the home, somewhat like the ledge in this picture. These seats are a great spot to sit and read a book in the sun.
6. Bow window
Similar to the bay window is the bow window. The main difference between the two is that the bow window features an extended number of panels and surface area. Because they draw a lot of light in they can really change the look of a room.
There are so many different types of windows to choose from! Be sure to check out our great range at Nationwide Windows & Sidings and why not have a browse and read our Nationwide windows reviews while you’re at it?