Building Your Dream Home

If you're building a new home, don't overlook the importance windows and doors can play in performance and style.

Designing Around Your New Windows

Go ahead – build your home around your windows.

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.

Casement Window

Casement Window

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

Double-Hung Window

Double-Hung Window

Both sashes slide up and down and tilt for cleaning. Offers two levels of ventilation and more visible interior wood.

Considerations: It may take two hands to open and close.

Matching home styles: Craftsman, Victorian, Cape Cod, Colonial

Sliding Window

Sliding Window

The sash slides side to side and is easily removed for cleaning and requires less reaching and bending.

Considerations: A more contemporary look than other windows with sliding sashes.

Matching home styles: Ranch, Contemporary

Window Combination

Window Combination

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

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