Today’s Modern Window Trends
Your windows are a big factor in the style and comfort of your home. They let in natural light and affect the way it is distributed through your home. These days, windows are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials. Homeowners and architects are getting creative by incorporating uncommon window styles into their design. The right windows can be practical and attractive all at once, and portray the personality of the homeowner. Below are some ideas for windows that make a statement.
Any window that is installed above eye level would be considered a clerestory or overstorey. They’re used to bring light and/or fresh air into the space, and draw one’s eye up to make the room seem larger. Clerestory windows are a good solution when the homeowner wants natural light but also privacy. This type of window is commonly found in factories and historical architecture, but modern home designs are starting to incorporate them more often.
Instead of installing the ordinary rectangular window, install an oval or circular window to add character and distinction to your home design. The rounded shape became a popular architectural feature in the 17th century, evoking the feeling of a ship’s porthole as you look through at the horizon. Rounded windows are usually fixed, but can be installed with a hinge on center and rotated to open. With thoughtful decorating, a round window can become a favorite focal point of your home.
Full-length windows will admit an abundance of light in every season. They’re also known to blur the lines between indoors and out, take a panoramic view to the max, and evoke a feeling of freedom. As a hallmark of modern architecture, many use floor-to-ceiling windows in an effort to completely redefine a space. Just be sure to work in a few smaller, operable windows to let in the breeze.
Awning and Hopper
Many modern home designs are incorporating awning and hopper style windows. Awnings are hinged at the top and open outwards, and hoppers are hinged at the bottom and open inward. These types of windows are ideal because they open up completely as opposed to sliding styles that can only open half way, providing superior air circulation. Awning and hopper windows are an ideal choice for adding traditional elegance to your home.
Once you’ve chosen the perfect windows for your home, don’t forget to pair them with a window film for solar protection and security. Contact Pacific Window Tinting today!