Are you moving in to an existing home or building one from scratch? If you are fortunate enough to be able to design from the ground up, consider your window options.
Many homeowners install windows both for practical and aesthetic reasons. Visual appeal has become an important factor in choosing a specific window design.
Tall ceilings look great with high windows. Multistory windows are common for atriums and foyers. The best way to let sunshine into smaller rooms is through a window with lower sill height. Picture windows, bay windows, and sunrooms are just some of the styles that can amplify your interior design. Choose a window option that highlights the best features of your room.
Specialty Windows in Irregular Shapes
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing window shape and size. Designers love to play with interesting configurations on solid and empty spaces on walls. Rectilinear, curvilinear, and even custom shapes – there are plenty of window options available to you.
In many modern homes, windows are no longer limited to traditional square or rectangle shapes. They can be round, triangular, octagonal, curved, or set in an arc. These shapes fill a very specific need or provide an appealing accent that matches the view.
Custom-shaped specialty windows are made to order. Talk to Glass King about replacement window options that fit your design vision.
Bay and bow windows
Bay and bow windows expand the view in a small space and let more natural light in. They protrude outward from an exterior wall and create an instant focal point. From the unique placement of these windows you can come up with many beautiful design ideas. One of the most popular applications of a bow window is a reading nook. The sitting area created by a bow or bay window is cozy, quiet and comfortable. It is the perfect place to rest and relax after a long day. Dot your little nook with designer cushions, throw pillows, or decorative plants for an instant visual upgrade.
Maybe you have a great view outside but do not want to create a wall opening. Picture windows are perfect for you! Why waste a fantastic backdrop when you can showcase it through a massive non-opening window.
Picture windows feature single pane of glass that increases the curb appeal of your home. It also showcases your awesome interior design while allowing ample sunlight into your living space. Picture windows create a warm atmosphere with all that natural light coming in.
Another way to draw natural light into your home is through skylights. The ceiling is often called the fifth wall, giving you another opportunity to add a window. If you lack space for windows on your exterior walls, open up the ceiling surface for a skylight.
Skylights add another design feature to a room. They are available in fixed and operable varieties with option for window treatments and light control.
Clerestory windows let light in without taking up valuable wall space. Some homeowners prefer not to create a wall opening for privacy and security reasons. Or maybe they are reserving the space for a precious art collection. Either way, if wall space is a premium, the best place to install a window is up high.
Clerestory windows are located close to the roofline. They still allow enough natural light in to brighten up the room. For architects, a clerestory window can be a design feature where the roofline appears to float.
Why spend thousands of dollars on manmade artwork when you have a picturesque view outside? Nature is the most inspiring piece of wall art to accent your room. Windows can help you reinvent your interiors by taking cues from the garden or lake overlooking your property.
If you have a beautiful lawn or backyard, a picture window takes away the need for exotic décor. Got a fabulous skyline? Go all out and create a sunroom! Instead of a single-side picture window, line all three walls with glass for the perfect 180-degree outdoor view.
Sunrooms are a great investment for homeowners who have rooms to spare. You can customize your sunroom with different styles. One of the most popular types for this application is the casement window which provides illumination and ventilation. Ask the experts at Glass King how you can make your available window options work.
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Nothing beats waking up to a picturesque view through your glass windows. It could be a relaxing ocean scene out in the country or city lights from your urban loft. Windows are more than just wall openings that let air and light in. They help capture the beauty of nature to blend with your home interior.
Work with your architect to determine the views you want to highlight and then choose an appropriate window. A window replacement company like Glass King can help you sort through your many window options.