Now that some of the other bills are paid, you'd like to make some updates to your home. One of the first changes to consider is investing in new windows. Since there is no rule mandating that you keep the same window design, why not consider going with something different? Here are some possibilities for you to consider.
Adding Bay Windows Along the Front
One of the nice thing about bay windows is that they transform the look of your home from the inside and the outside. This particular window design makes use of multiple windows that connect to and extend outward from the home facade. From the outside, this helps to create more visual interest and improves the curb appeal of the house. Inside, the window creates a focus point in the room and adds to the perception of additional space.
Bay windows can be constructed using plate glass sections, traditional two-sash windows, and several other options. It's up to you whether you want the windows to open or serve primarily as a way to let more natural light into your home.
Considering the Option of Bow Windows
Bow windows are sometimes referred to bay windows with a little extra. It's true the two designs share some features. Both extend outward from the home and provide more visual interest. What's different with a bow window design is the gentle curve that is part of the overall style.
You may find that the curve helps to soften some of the hard lines that are already part of the home's front facade. Adding that touch of softness helps to alter the look of the place and provide one more feature for people to admire. In terms of practical use, the window design can also be used to allow more natural light into those front rooms.
How About Awning Windows?
Another option to consider is the awning window. Unlike other options, the sashes are attached to the frames using a series of hinges along the top. This makes it possible to swing the bottom of each sash outward and allow fresh air into the space. The nice thing about this window style is that you can have the windows opened a little even it it's raining. If you are the type who loves to listen to the rain and catch a breeze at the same time, this choice makes a lot of sense.
There's also a certain visual appeal about this window design. It's less common than many other types of windows so it tends to capture the attention of people as they pass by. When opened, the windows do have a positive impact on the home's appearance. In terms of security, the windows will lock with ease and provide the protection you want for the family.
Talk with a contractor today and check out different window designs. Consider how each one would add something to the look of your home as well as provide other benefits. It won't take long to settle on the right choice, get a quote, and arrange for an installation date.