In addition to improving your home’s energy efficiency, replacement windows give you the chance to add to your home’s aesthetic appeal. In fact, the right replacement window can even act as a decorative centerpiece. If you have decided it is time to get your current windows replaced, here are a few decorating ideas you may want to incorporate into your replacement window plan.
Add dramatic flair with a bay or bow window.
Opting to replace traditional windows with a bay or bow window is a great way to set your house apart from all the others in your neighborhood. Not only does it change the exterior look of your home, but they also allow tons of sunlight to shine in and offer spectacular views of the outdoors. As an added bonus, bay & bow windows increase the usable space in the room. It creates a perfect nook to read, draw, write or just enjoy the scenery. With a wide array of options, such as recessed lighting, wood or Corian finishes, you can customize a bay or bow window to your specific taste. A bay or bow window will definitely add to your home’s interior and exterior decorative appeal.
Choose a unique shape.
It is true that most windows are shaped like squares and rectangles, but they don’t have to be. Instead, think outside the box to enhance your home’s appearance. For something truly unique install, a cathedral shaped or arch topped window above your front door. Circles, octagons, pentagons, and triangles are all fun options that will give your home’s exterior appearance and curb appeal a boost.
Opt for specialty or decorative glass.
If you like privacy but aren’t a fan of heavy curtains or ultra dark tint that blocks out everything, consider using specialty glass for some of your replacement windows. There are numerous options to choose from, such as rain glass that offers the appearance of water cascading down the glass, as well as waves, flowers, and ripples. This design is unique and practical. Neighbors won’t be able to see in, yet you still gain natural light.
You can turn an ordinary replacement window into a work of art with stained glass. Designs can simple or complex allowing for a soft or dramatic statement. Either way, it guarantees your home will be the most unique one in the neighborhood.
Make the grids different.
Most grids are a standard size and pattern. Homeowners are generally unaware that they can adjust the size, shape, and pattern of the grids. If you have large windows consider using a wider grid for a bolder appearance. Instead of the standard box style grid pattern, a prairie grid will create a picture frame effect for your windows. This pattern is especially good with picture windows.
Another option is using etched or v-groove glass in place of grids. This provides the subtle look of grids without hindering the view. It again almost guarantees to make your home the most unique on the block.
Any color but white.
White is a great color. It is traditional and matches everything. But you aren’t traditional, and you certainly don’t want your house to look like your neighbor’s home. Pick a color that reflects your style and palette. If you are replacing your siding at the same time, choosing colors that complement each other will make your home look even more special. Custom exterior colors ensure the entire town will admire your home.
When it’s time to replace your windows call NC Siding and Windows. They can help improve your home’s energy efficiency and give it a decorative touch.