Window selections are just as important as any other feature of your home. Windows can completely change the look and feel of a room, altering the amount of sunlight that enters it and being a focal point, if necessary. There are actually several different types of windows to consider. Below are some helpful details on 6 window designs for Florida renovation projects.
Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows are your traditional type. They include two panels that slide up and down. You can opt for a clean look or add grilles between the panes for a little extra character. Double hung windows are often selected for most standard spaces inside of your home where the windows need not be a focal point.
Casement windows swing in one direction on a hinge, often using a crank. Since they swing, the full panel can be exposed for ventilation. They are also convenient for hard to reach spaces.
Picture windows generally cover a wide area for maximum light exposure. They do not open, so they are more energy efficient than other options. Picture windows are great for showcasing beautiful views.
Sliding windows slide horizontally rather than vertically. They allow for full ventilation from top to bottom, but not across all horizontal panes. They are a good option for spaces that are too large for double hung windows and where sliding is preferred over cranking to open.
Bay or bow windows normally contain 3 sections of window that extend out beyond the walls of a home. They are often used for window seats or bump-outs in rooms, creating added living space, adding complexity to the room design, or allowing in more natural sunlight. Bay windows can can include double hung, casement, or picture windows, depending on the need or preference.
Transom windows are considered an architectural type since they are purely decorative. If you think about old office spaces or school houses where windows appeared above doorways, those were transom windows. They are also commonly found to the sides of some front doorways or in a half-circle shape above double hung windows (in rooms with high ceilings). Transom windows are used to add style and allow in more natural light.
Summary of Window Designs For Florida Renovation Projects
Now that you know a little bit more about different types of windows, which window designs for Florida renovation projects are best for your home? It really depends on the overall look and feel that you are looking to achieve, the available space, and your budge. Working with experienced Florida renovation specialists will help. Your renovation and design team can develop a plan that takes into account your needs and brings your dreams to life. Contact Brentwood Construction today for a free consultation with out design team.