Adding new windows always makes your home look nicer. But which types of windows really make people step back and say wow? We’ve installed replacement windows for years and while our customers are happy with the look, convenience and energy savings, the thing that excites them the most is when a window really makes a difference in their lives. There are several styles that seem to accomplish this whenever we install them.
Architectural Windows Are the Ultimate in Beauty
Architectural windows are windows that have unexpected shapes to them. They can be hexagonal, rounded at the top and many other configurations. The aesthetic effect is breathtaking. Most architectural windows are in visually prominent areas like front rooms, above an entryway, or in a living room or great room. Like bay and bow windows, they let lots of light in as well as provide an expansive view. The shape, however, adds another dimension of elegance. When you decide to upgrade your windows, consider adding a bay, bow, or architectural style window and add some extra pizzazz along with it. We can even transform an entire wall that may have smaller windows or just a couple of windows. Our cut-through installation can create an entire window wall in just about any configuration you can imagine. The blog post below showcases a replacement job on one of our most dramatic window walls.
Bay Windows Transform a Room
Bay windows are one of the most attention-getting styles we install. Adding a bay window automatically adds drama and elegance to any room. They let lots of light in creating a bright, open, airy feeling. There are many configurations you can choose, including three- and four-window styles. The large center window allows for an uninterrupted view while the side windows can be casement or double hung to allow for ventilation. Visually speaking, a bay window makes the room feel larger, and physically speaking it actually makes the footprint of the room larger as well.
Wrap It Up and Put a Bow on It
Bow windows are very similar to bay windows and deliver basically the same benefits – a light, open, airy feeling as well as a wonderful view to the outdoors. Bow windows are a great alternative to bay windows when you don’t have the space for a bay window. Both styles extend outward, but bow windows don’t extend as far as bay windows. For instance, if you have a window in front of a porch or walkway, a bay window may intrude into the space too far to make it practical, whereas a bow window may fit just fine.
More Ways to Add Style to Your Home With Windows
At All-Weather Window, Doors, and Siding, we’ve installed replacement windows in thousands of homes around Kansas City. Give us a call at (913) 210-8810 or (816) 673-2480 and we can fill you in on all of your options for adding beautiful windows to your home. Besides the style you choose, there are other ways to make your windows stand out. For more information, click on the image below to download our white paper “112 Ways to Make Your Home’s Windows Stand Out”.