Best New Windows When Remodeling Your Home
After years of reading decorating magazines and pinning photos from Pinterest, the day has finally arrived. You are meeting with your architect or decorator to discuss remodeling your home. One of the key elements when designing a new room is the type and placement of the room’s windows. Here are some ideas to keep in mind as you design your dream room or home:
There are four primary styles of windows:
Double or Single Hung Windows
Double hung windows are one of the most popular types of windows. These windows have an upper portion that slides down and a lower portion that slides up, allowing both the top and bottom of the window to open. A single hung window looks the same as a double hung window, however, only the bottom portion can open; the top is fixed. Double or single hung windows are often featured in bedrooms and living rooms. They are also often used throughout Colonial style homes.
Picture windows are large, stationary windows. They can be custom cut to any shape. They are ideal for showcasing a beautiful view and filling the room with natural light. Picture windows are often located in living rooms and upstairs foyers.
Casement windows tend to be vertical in shape. They have a hand crank to open the window and the whole window can open to the outside. Casement windows are often used in groupings of two or more. They are very popular in kitchens, but can be used throughout the home, especially in homes with a modern design.
Bay windows are three-panel windows; usually a picture window flanked on each side by a casement or double hung window. These windows have a curved appearance and jut out from the side of the house, creating a lovely architectural detail. Bay windows are often featured in dining rooms and kitchens.
Placement of Your Windows
The sun will be strongest on the east, northeast, west, and northwest sides of your home . Avoid installing windows in these areas to minimize glare and heat entering your home. Or, if placing windows in these areas is unavoidable, speak with a CitiQuiet sales representative to learn about glazing options for your windows that can minimize the amount of heat that enters your home. This will help reduce your air conditioning costs as well as make the room more comfortable.
CitiQuiet’s knowledgeable representatives can come to your home to meet with you and your architect or decorator to make specific recommendations about which window features will provide you and your family with years of comfort, safety, and beauty. All of our windows meet Miami-Dade hurricane standards and we offer a full range of options including soundproofing, glazes, and choice of frames. Contact us today so we can help you to create the room or home of your dreams.
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