Once you have determined that your windows need replacing, the next step is to choose the window style – or styles – that will best meet your needs. Begin by considering the design of your home. Double-hung windows will complement traditional architecture, while casements and sliders are better suited to contemporary designs. Shapes add visual interest, and bay and bow windows can be a great way to add light and a sense of spaciousness to a room.
To create a truly distinctive look for your home, combine several window styles into a unique focal point. A large window wall composed of picture windows and geometric shapes is a smart way to bring in light and warmth, and make the most of surrounding views. A bay or bow window can also be used to maximize panoramic views.
When used properly, windows can be a great tool to visually enlarge small rooms because the eye is drawn beyond the wall to the outdoor view, giving the illusion of more space. Where window access is limited, such as over a kitchen sink, an outward-swinging casement window or a slider may be the perfect solution.
There are so many window styles to choose from! By selecting styles that complement your home’s architecture and maximize its strengths, you can get the biggest bang for your replacement window buck. Contact us for more information about different styles, and to see examples of how these styles look in similar homes in Albany, Schenectady, Rockland, Poughkeepsie and throughout the Capital and Hudson Valley regions. We can’t wait to make your home more beautiful and more valuable!