If you are thinking about getting new windows for your house, you might not have even realized how much of an impact they will have on your overall satisfaction with your space. Many homeowners underestimate just how much of a difference window replacements can have on both curb appeal and interior comfort.
Today’s windows are designed to be both more aesthetically pleasing and more energy efficient than their predecessors, meaning you reap double the rewards. Here, we take a look at the best types of windows for many different spaces, making the renovation process as easy as possible for you.
Kitchens, for many families, are the true heart of the home. Both casement windows and double-hung windows are excellent choices for kitchens. These styles are both easy to open for ventilation, and easy to clean if anything gets on them during a particularly messy meal prep session! If ease of use is a priority for you, casement windows might be the very best choice – they open with nothing more than a turn of a handle!
Depending on the location of your bathroom in your home, and how visible it could potentially be to neighbors or passersby, privacy is probably very important to you when it comes to selecting windows for all of the bathrooms in your house. Due to this, awning windows are a popular choice for this type of space. Awning windows are placed higher in the wall than most other window styles, making them ideal for extra privacy.
If your home has a finished basement that you intend to use as a living space, it is highly likely that you’ll want to add some windows for natural light. Basements can be tricky due to local, state, and federal egress requirements – window size requirements to allow for humans to exit during a fire, a break-in, or another emergency – but casement and sliding windows often fit the bill for basement use.
General living areas.
For other living spaces in your house, including bedrooms, playrooms, living rooms, and family rooms, there are a few common window styles you’ll probably find yourself choosing from for your upcoming remodeling project. These include picture windows, double-hung windows, and casement windows. Research all of these options to determine what best suits your family’s needs. And, remember, you can always use a combination of window types.
Also, bear in mind that this is just a small sampling of the various window options homeowners can purchase. Bow windows, bay windows, single-hung windows, and stained glass windows are all also available, for example. Some homeowners in historic Carolina neighborhoods even scour antique stores and architectural salvages for leaded glass windows that suit the ages of their homes!
Contact the team at Hatch Homes to learn more about various sorts of windows and to discuss our window installation services. We are here to guide you through every step of the process and look forward to helping you turn your North Carolina or South Carolina residence into your dream home very soon.