5 tips for choosing the right window style
If your windows are long due an upgrade, you might want to spend a little more time thinking about what to go for before you invest. Here at Poplar Home Improvements, we know that selecting the right window style is not only important for the overall aesthetics of your home but a step in the direction of energy efficiency, significantly reducing your heating and cooling bills.
- Compliment the architecture of your building
Choosing windows that compliment the overall aesthetic of your building is always a good first step. If you have a modern home, you might want to opt for contemporary floor to ceiling glass windows, or if you have a traditional property, something such as wooden cottage windows might suit. If you’re struggling, look at homes nearby to get a sense of what might suit yours.
- How much ventilation is needed?
Of course, one of the main functions of a window is to provide ventilation and deciding first which type of window suits your practical needs will help you decide which style to go for. For larger rooms, for example, you might want to opt for fixed windows that cover expansive spaces. Most homes have a combination of fixed windows and operable windows that can be opened and closed as needed.
- Appeal to your interior design
Although the exterior aesthetics of your home are important so is your interior design. For example, you do not want to opt for windows in the bathroom that can easily be seen through from the outside, but at the same time, you will still require them to let in light. In this instance, many people choose to opt for a frosted glass design. In period properties, sliding sash windows tend to be a popular option as they add to the overall natural feel of your home.
- Make the most of natural light
When it comes to deciding on windows, you might want to think about where your home sits in relation to the rising and setting of the sun. This can make a huge difference to the amount of natural light that comes in your home and will ensure that your home heats or cools correctly as the seasons pass. What’s more, the correct placement of double glazing windows will allow you to see a decrease in your utility bills.
- Use your windows as a focal point
Do you have picturesque views when you look out of your windows? If so, you might want to choose a unique window style that perfectly frames your views. A lot of homeowners tend to opt for bay windows that are ideal for all rooms as they provide you with more space overall. You might even want to go for specially shaped windows that allow them to stand as a particularly interesting feature in your home.
So, if you’re remodelling your home, hopefully we’ve convinced you that sticking with your old windows isn’t always the best idea.