Choosing the right windows for your home can completely change its look and feel. A perfect window will provide so much more than just a pretty view. When chosen wisely, it can completely change the exterior and interior look of your home while lowering your home’s annual energy costs and footprint. That’s why it’s a good idea to carefully weigh the needs of your home and your family when choosing your home’s new windows.
Once you’ve assessed your home’s window needs, our team of window replacement pros at Window World Twin Cities can connect you with the best windows. Here’s what you need to know about selecting the right windows for your home.
Choosing the Right Design
Whether you’re designing a new home or simply replacing your home’s windows, it’s important to be purposeful when choosing a window style. It might be tempting to just go with the simplest option, but don’t underestimate what a window can do for your home’s look. Sometimes taking just a little time to weigh the options is one of the best decisions you can make for your home’s curb appeal and ROI.
Here are a few things you should consider:
1. Is the window for a specialty space or room?
Certain spaces in your home lend themselves to specific types of windows. This can limit your options in some cases, while in others, you may be surprised at the number of options available. For example, if you simply need a window in your basement to bring it up to fire code compliance, an egress window is usually the safe bet.
However, if you’re looking for a window that adds bathroom lighting without compromising privacy, several choices may be on the table. Glass blocks work well for privacy in these cases, while hopper windows can add some ventilation as well.
2. What size are you looking for?
If you’re limited by a certain size measurement, speak with your window contractor about the options that are available in the size you’re looking for. Even if you’re looking for a standard size, you can choose from single, double, or triple pane windows.
Some homeowners find their homes greatly improved by replacing a standard window with a different window style or size entirely. For example, replacing your standard double pane windows with casement windows or slider windows can completely change the look of your room. Or consider adding a beautiful picture window if you’ve got a lovely vista outside your home.
3. How will the windows look from the street?
Considering how the style of your home’s windows will impact your curb appeal can mean the difference between functional windows and stunning windows. If you’re looking for a way to change your home’s look, different windows often provide a dramatic shift for a minimal investment.
If you’re really looking for a way to add drama to your home, you might consider adding bay windows or bow windows. These attractive and timeless windows create a lovely view from inside your home while adding to the charm of your home. Or replace your kitchen window with a garden window and use it to display a lovely herb garden. Garden windows look as resplendent from outside your home as inside, making them a fantastic choice to change your home’s look.
Selecting Your Window Design
Once you’ve decided on the type of windows, you’ll still need to determine what color and style will look best for your home. You’ll get to choose from a wide variety of colors for a look that complements the design of your home.
That’s where our Window World Design Center comes in handy. With our Window Showcase, you’ll get to browse beautiful window designs, and our Product Visualizer lets you upload an image of your home and see what works best. You’ll even be able to create a virtual version of your home’s interior down to the right paint color before adding your digital windows.
Our Design Center lets you visualize the following:
● Type of window including double-hung, casement, sliding, and more
● Color options and woodgrains
● Cut glass styles including diamond, prairie, and more
● Brass or gold trim for grids
Choosing Your Colors and Woodgrains
With Window World windows, you’ll get to choose both the interior and exterior colors for your windows. Our architecturally-coordinated color design options include Forest Green, English Red, American Terra, Hudson Khaki, and more. For the window’s interior, you’ll select from our beautiful woodgrain finishes. Choose from options like Cherry, Dark Oak, Rich Maple, Soft Maple, and more.
Once you’ve chosen the colors of your interior and exterior, you may also wish to add shutters. Shutters add to your home’s functionality by offering the perfect marriage of privacy, ventilation, and charm. From beautiful louvered shutter designs to raised panel styles, you’ll have plenty of great options to choose from.
Contact our Window Installers for High-Performance Twin Cities Windows
If you’re thinking of replacing your windows, our team would love to get you started. With summer just kicking off, now is the perfect time to get started on your window replacement or installation. For an eight-window job, we can usually have your windows installed with only one day of downtime.
Whether you’re adding to your home’s value or simply looking for a way to save on your energy bill, we can help. Connect with a member of our Window World Twin Cities team at 651.770.5570 to set up your window installation, or contact our window pros to discuss your options.
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