Combing windows brings the beauty of the outdoors inside your home. Generous use of glass also lets in a healthy amount of sunlight to illuminate your space. However, mismatching window styles could change the way your areas work for the worse and ruin their look. Before you mix different types in one room, mull over all possible combinations first.
To help you mix and match replacement windows in harmony, Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico shares sound pieces of advice to heed:
Make Form Follow Function
Before you worry about the aesthetic details, pay attention to your room’s functional requirements. Understand how each unit operates uniquely to make informed decisions. Some windows eat outdoor space when opened, while others don’t open at all.
The best thing about combining windows is that the units could complement each other. One could make up for the limitation of another, creating a harmonious set. A classic example is the fusion of the bay’s casement windows as flankers and the fixed middle panel. Together, they provide panoramic outdoor viewing, adequate daylighting, and ample ventilation.
Know the Norm
Consult history to equip your home with the right glass units. While you’re free to use whatever window you want, your home’s curb appeal is at stake if you install something that’s historically inaccurate.
There are certain workarounds to make function reconcile with form. If your front façade demands for double hung windows, but you want crank units, excellent use of grilles would do the trick. Plus, you have more leeway to break architectural rules on the sides of your home that don’t face the street.
Use the Same Grilles
Different types could coexist and resonate a single style when decorated with one grille pattern. Sliding and picture windows may be dissimilar on paper, but they could look identical when they share the same grille design.
Let Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico help you mix and match your windows in Albuquerque, NM. Call us today at (505) 395-5120 to talk about the design of your replacement window and get a FREE estimate.