If you’re building a new home, don’t overlook the importance that windows can play in your new house’s appearance and performance. As you develop your floor plan, ask your builder about the different options available to help further enhance your space. For starters, here’s an overview of some common styles of new windows.
Use the handy fold-away crank to open and close. Great for hard-to-reach spots like over the kitchen sink.
Considerations: The sash opens outward – which is noticeable from outside your home and could interfere with flower boxes and shrubbery.
Matching home styles: Art Deco, Spanish, Tudor, Contemporary
Both sashes slide up and down and tilt for cleaning. Offers two levels of ventilation and more visible wood on the interior.
Considerations: It may take two hands to open and close.
Matching home styles: Craftsman, Victorian, Cape Cod, Colonial
The sash slides side to side and is easily removed for cleaning and requires less reaching and bending to open and close.
Considerations: A more contemporary look than other windows with sliding sashes.
Matching home styles: Ranch, Contemporary
Made of two or more standard-sized windows joined together, giving you a custom look at a lower price.
Considerations: To create a stunning focal point for your home, think outside the rectangle by including special shape windows.
Matching home styles: Craftsman, Contemporary