If you're building a home or upgrading your windows, you might have considered double-hung windows. Double-hung windows are a very popular window style, and they allow you to open both the top and bottom sash of the window, with both vertical and horizontal configurations.
However, even though double-hung windows are a popular option for modern homes due to their versatility, they are not the only or even the best option for all the spaces inside of your home. Some additional styles of windows to consider for your home include casement windows, awning windows, picture windows, and garden windows. Keep reading to learn more about these options.
1. Casement Windows
If you want to install a window you can open all the way in your home, casement windows are the way to go. Casement windows have hinges on the side of them, allowing them to pivot open and close vertically, generally using an internal crank.
Casement windows are great if you want to open your house up to the outside. For example, if you have a beautiful backyard with a great view, casement windows can open up to your backyard, extending your backyard into your home.
With casement windows, you get the view that picture windows offer and the free-flowing airflow that comes with a patio door. Casement windows are a great way to enjoy a great view and a nice breeze all at once.
2. Awning Windows
Awning windows also help promote airflow throughout your home. Using a crank, you can open an awning window outward, allowing air to flow into your home. Since the window opens outward from the top of the window, you can keep an awning window open even when it is raining outside because the design keeps water out of your home.
There are lots of places in your home where you can use awning windows. Awning windows can be a great way to add ventilation to your bathroom or add some airflow to your kitchen. Awning windows also look nice below or above a set of picture windows, providing you with some airflow and a great view all at once.
3. Picture Windows
Not all of the windows in your home need to provide you with access to a cool breeze. Sometimes, you want to place a window just so you can enjoy the view. If your home looks out over the mountains, water, or just your gorgeous backyard, and you want to be able to take in that view better, picture windows are a great way to do so.
Picture windows allow lots of natural light into your home. Picture windows also don't have the same draft issues as windows that open. Picture windows are perfect for areas of your home where you want to feel more connected to the outside.
4. Garden Windows
Garden windows are typically installed in kitchens, although you can easily put a garden window in a bedroom or living room area as well. Garden windows project outward from your home and contain at least four panes of glass.
The top pain is tilted outward and allows sunlight to come into the extended window area. The large front pane of glass doesn't open, just allowing the sunlight in. The two panes of glass on the side allow sunlight to come in on all sides, but they also open up.
At the bottom of the garden window is a shelf. Some garden windows have multiple shelves, allowing you to place multiple layers of plants in your window. Garden windows allow more light into your home and provide you with space to grow flowers or herbs throughout the year.
If you are ready to upgrade the windows in your home, contact our team at Bi-State Window & Door Inc. We can help you determine which style of window works best for each room in your home.