Types of Modern Window Designs for Your Home

Modern architecture dictates that people adopt new window designs to fit the current fashions and trends. More and more designers are leaning towards the bigger ornate window. No matter the architecture of your home, there is a window design that is bound to befit your taste to the tee. Here are a few residential window installation options.

Picture Windows

Picture windows are designed to give your windows the picture effect. They have no railings in the middle. This allows for a full uninterrupted view from end to end. It is for this reason that they are an excellent fit for a house with a great view.

You can install a double or single-hung window on either side of the picture window for a perfect effect. Of course, the two windows will have to be smaller than the standard size to avoid overshadowing the main window. For this combination, choose a window that is 28" to 36" wide and 52" to 74" tall. However, if you choose not to use a combination of window designs, you can go for a larger, fuller window size, depending on the size of the room.

Double and Single-Hung Windows

These are the most practical window choices. They also offer an aesthetic appeal. By definition, single-hung windows are windows with one sash that moves up and down. They come at a standard size of between 36" and 84" wide and between 24" and 60" tall.

The double-hung window has two sashes for up and down movements. They are designed to fit between 24" to 48" wide and 36" to 72" tall. These measurements can be altered to any range between the standard sizes to fit the house design.

Single and double-hung windows offer you the advantage of easy accessibility into the house. They are also great for letting in the air freely. Additionally, they are the easiest to blend with different house designs as they come in various colors, materials, and designs.

Casement Windows

These are the most common windows, but they are slowly being phased out. Casement windows are long and wide and provide natural ventilation. The window installation allows them to open inwards, making it easy to direct air into the house.

Casement windows are easy to customize to the desired design, color, and material. For a standard size, these windows stand between 2'5.5" and 6'5.5" tall with a width of between 1'2" and 2'11.5" wide. However, considering their size, you cannot use storm screens even when you might need to.