If you’re planning to upgrade your old, drafty windows for functionality or aesthetic appeal, you have to remember one thing: choosing window replacement units varies from room to room. The type of windows you would typically install for a walk-in bathroom would not exactly be a sensational choice for an expansive living area, for example. And if you’re wondering, “If that is the case, then what are my good window options?” then you’ve come to the right place. In the sections below, we will focus on why particular window styles are suited for specific rooms in the house.
Living Room Windows
The living area usually occupies the largest space for a room in a house. It may contain several furnishings such as a sofa, chairs, tables, bookshelves and more. In the living room, windows that can brighten up the space, complement the colors of the furniture, and provide proper ventilation are the prime choices. Mixing large picture windows with ventilating gliding windows can give your room an uplift it deserves. They also open up the interior view to your beautiful garden landscaping outdoors.
As for bedroom windows, you can be more imaginative to make the room the perfect sanctuary where you can go anytime for private or peaceful time. Casement or sliding windows are the usual choices because they meet building codes specifying the size and height of an opening in the event of an emergency. If you want more space and light inside the room, then you may consider installing a bay or bow window.
Kitchen and Bathroom Windows
There are a couple of rooms in your home that experience a day-to-day basis of high moisture loads, and the kitchen is one of them. Similar to the living area, ventilation and the right amount of daylighting are needed for this particular room. A horizontal sliding window above the countertop is a popular choice because it’s easy to glide open to allow warm air inside to escape. A casement window above the kitchen sink is another usual go-to because it can be cranked open as well.
Ventilating windows are also particularly beneficial for the bathroom because they allow steam from showers to escape. Consider adding a textured glass on those windows to provide more privacy.
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