Shining a Light on Window Ideas
You can pay top dollar to live in a prime location, but unless you’ve got the right windows in your home, you may be missing what’s right in front of you. Windows are often considered to be the eyes of a home, and they certainly have great impact on the way that a house looks from the outside. They’re also the liaison between outside and in, the definer of what you see when you look out.
No wonder, then, that window ideas are increasingly being explored, pushing beyond standard sizes and placements to create greater visual appeal and capitalize on location. In fact, some of the most popular remodeling trends incorporate window ideas that utilize a mixture of window styles to let natural light stream in and create energy efficiency, exponentially building equity and making life at home seem even brighter.
The Light Touch
In areas like the living room or the great room, bigger can definitely be better. That naturally depends on what those windows will open you up to seeing, but most homes have at least one wall in the living room perfect for hanging several large windows. Got a great backyard off the living room? Mix that wall of windows with glass doors that lead to a backyard living space. It creates an easy, open flow and makes the room feel more spacious without actually increasing its size.
Transom windows, hopper windows, and skylights are ideal window ideas for bathrooms, the perfect solution for allowing in natural light without the worry of giving up privacy. Skylights can also shed some light on interior rooms that may not have access to an outside wall. If you like a more modern window design that may be an interesting shape, there are a variety of options in fixed windows that can provide perfect accents of natural ambient lighting in spaces where you want the focus to be more on the interior elements.
Getting the Best Outlook
To get things cooking in the kitchen, install casement or double hung windows above the sink. You’ll be able to look at something beautiful while you’re washing dishes, and that stream of natural sunlight will keep the room from feeling dim.
Windows used in bedrooms must be operable in case of an emergency, so double hung windows and casement windows are wise window ideas for these rooms that also let in a great deal of light. Fortunately, functional doesn’t have to mean boring; and there are a number of modern windows that are fully operable and extremely stylish.
Let the beauty of your home shine! Consult with the experts at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., today!