The range of styles for windows at Opal has never been greater. There are a variety of materials they can be made from, different finishes for the exterior and interior trim and a whole range of shapes and sizes. It can get overwhelming when you’re trying to decide what kind of windows you want in your home. If you’ve been asking friends to help you choose, you might have heard that it’s important to stay consistent with the style of your windows, this is only half true. While you probably want to stay within a certain range, there is no rule that says you can’t vary those styles from room to room or even within a single room. In fact, using different sizes and styles can help you tailor each window to the unique needs of the room it is in.
Modern Style Calls For Sleek Windows
Is your home sleek and modern, with very few embellishments? Then you’ll probably want windows that are also sleek and modern looking. Casement window replacement can be an excellent choice because casement windows don’t have the individual panes within them that are usually found in traditional saltbox and colonial homes. With casement styles, the uninterrupted expanse of glass gives you an uninterrupted view and looks elegant and minimalist (just like your home).
Exploring Your Window Options
But because these windows are usually taller than they are wider and they open out rather than up, there are some areas in your home where they won’t be practical. If you want a larger window to let the view into your living room, consider a large picture window. It will also have the sleek look you get with a casement but give you a larger viewing area. Keep in mind that picture windows don’t open, so if you want some ventilation, consider adding a narrow casement window on either side. In areas where there is no room outside for a casement to swing open, sliders are a good choice. These have the same sleek look that you get with casements, but simply slide side-to-side so you can get sunshine and a breeze even in tight spaces.
Traditional Homes Have Lots Of Options
Colonial, saltbox and other, more traditional home styles all have plenty of options that will be in keeping with each house’s style while still giving you plenty of ways to express yourself. The most popular windows for traditional houses are double-hung windows with a sash that slides up and down. These come in a variety of colors for the interior and exterior trim for perfect color matching with your décor. Most have grids that divide up each pane of glass into smaller areas to give windows that traditional, hand-crafted look homeowners love. But you don’t have to have the same size or even shape of window just because you want a more historical look. A row of three smaller windows can let light into a bathroom without taking away your privacy if they are placed up high. In your dining room and kitchen, however, consider double-hung windows that are larger to allow for a great view and air circulation.
If you want to add a dramatic touch, talk to one of Opal Enterprises’ professionals. They’ve been performing window replacement for years and can help you choose a dramatic design such as a Palladian window that will add grace and beauty while keeping the overall theme consistent. Bow and bay windows are favorites in many homes because they offer an expansive view, much like a picture window, but they have a more traditional appeal.
If you are anywhere in the Chicagoland area or western suburbs and would like to explore the many options for using different styles of windows in your home, call Opal Enterprises today. We’ll be happy to sit down with you and discuss the many beautiful options available for windows.
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