10 Hot Window Styles to Create Amazing Views

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or adding a new bedroom, choosing the right window style can dramatically change the look and feel of your room. The right window can open up the space and add beauty to your home. To help you find the right fit, we’ve put together a rundown of the 10 most popular window styles.
  1. Casement. These contemporary windows hinge at the side and crank out. Casement windows are a great option for hard-to-reach places, like over a bathtub or kitchen sink.
  2. Awning. Hinged at the top, these windows open outward, making them ideal for letting fresh air in your home - especially during a gentle rain. Use awning windows alone or add them above or below other windows and doors to increase airflow and natural light.
  3. Double-Hung. These windows offer classic style. Both sashes slide vertically. The top sash can be lowered and the bottom can be raised to provide two levels of ventilation.
  4. Single-Hung. The same classic style as double-hung windows, however only the bottom sash can be raised for ventilation. Choose single-hung windows for easy-to-reach places like in bedrooms and living rooms.
  5. Sliding. A more contemporary look that features one sash that slides open horizontally. You won’t have to reach up high or bend down to open and close them.
  6. Bay. Expand your living space with a bay window. This style typically features a large fixed window in the middle, with casement or double-hung windows on each side.
  7. Bow. Add dramatic style and flair with a bow window. This style features a combination of fixed and venting casement windows configured in a sweeping curve that increases your view.
  8. Special Shape. These fixed windows are available in a wide variety of shapes, styles and sizes to help make it affordable to add architectural interest to any room.
  9. Custom. Virtually any design you can imagine can be yours with custom sizes, shapes, grille patterns, exterior colors and more. These one-of-a-kind products offer ultimate design flexibility.
  10. Fixed. These energy-efficient windows don’t open and because they don't have operable parts, they are generally less expensive. Fixed windows (also referred to as picture windows) are often used in combination with venting windows to increase light in the home. Fixed windows serve as a great complement to any venting window and can be purchased to match the look and feel of your other windows.

Next Steps

Are you considering a window project and aren't sure where to get started? Check out the Window Buying Guide in our Plan Your Project section of our website to learn what you need to know before you start window shopping.
Which options fit your home’s style? Share your favorites with us in the comments below.
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A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.