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Pella Custom Windows for Your Custom Home
Create your own custom window looks for your new construction.
When you’re building a custom home, you want everything in it to be beautiful and built to last. So, as you go about selecting paint, countertops and other interior features, make sure to consider what type of style and performance you want out of your windows. Choosing the right new construction windows will allow your home to look and function great for decades to come.
Window Styles for New Construction Projects
Choosing a variety of window styles will create movement and add architectural intrigue to your home. Larger window sizes will allow more natural light in to keep rooms bright.
While many of us think about the windows we’ll put into individual rooms, don’t forget the opportunity to put windows in and around entry doors and patio doors via sidelights and transoms. These styles can transform a dark entryway or dim living space into an inspired space.
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Latest Window Designs
Whether you home is classic or contemporary, casement and awning windows are versatile and can really open up your home to the beauty beyond its walls. The only difference between the two windows is that a casement window is hinged on the left or right, and awning windows are hinged at the top.
These window designs provide clear, unobstructed views to the outdoors. While casement windows are a great option for spots that are difficult to reach, like over the kitchen sink, awning windows are often placed above or below a stationary window to add architectural interest and light.
Double-hung windows are a great choice for traditional homes. Unlike a single-hung window, which opens from the bottom, this design can be raised from the bottom or lowered from the top for two levels of ventilation. The sashes also have a tilt-wash feature, making cleaning convenient and fuss-free. Double-hung windows work especially well in bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens.
Fixed frame windows, like the ones pictured above, offer design flexibility and expansive views. Because these windows don’t open or close, they are an even more energy-efficient option.
Pella windows also come in the bay or bow style, which continues to be a popular design seen in modern architecture. These windows give you more interior space and expand your view, even with limited wall space, because they protrude out from the exterior of the home. Use bay or bow windows in a master bedroom, office or living room to add elegance and beauty.
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Customizing New House Windows
Custom windows are available in more than 20 special shapes and each offers grille styles that can match the rest of your home’s windows and patio doors. If you scroll up to this post’s feature photo at the top, you’ll see our gothic window positioned perfectly over a bathtub. Another homeowner favorite is the hexagon or octagon window, which you can use in your kitchen or bathroom to add contrast to rectangular or abstract tile.
While most homes feature square or rectangular windows, oval and circle windows add architectural interest to both the exterior and interior of a home. Consider including these types of window in the design plans for your entryway, office or stairway.
Choosing Window Sizes for Your New Home
When it comes to choosing window sizes for your home, seek input from builders and window installers who can help you build your home around your windows.
With standard 8-foot walls, windows most often match the top of interior doors and start at least 2-feet above the floor, but a professional can help you choose the size that will meet design requirements and make your home look its best.
Ready to start choosing windows for your home? Visit our online Plan Your Project guide for inspiration and product information.
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