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Whether building a new home or renovating your existing home, there are several important factors to consider. It's not just about planning the size of a room or your home, but also other issues like where certain fixtures and furniture will be. When choosing the perfect spot for your new window or windows, proper planning is essential. Consider how much space you have available and the implications of your choices. For example, a small window might not let in enough light or air. A large window, on the other hand, might limit your other design options. Here are some key points to consider when planning the perfect spot for your windows:
Style and interior décor
If you are planning on installing a new window in your living room, for instance, you might not want to place it right behind or opposite your TV. In the first case, your TV will block the window and, in the second instance, the light from the window will directly reflect and obscure the image of the TV. You might need to adjust the interior design in order to suit your new window placement. Alternatively, you might need to consider a different spot for the window.
Let in the light
Natural light is great way of keeping your energy bills down since you can maximize the power of nature and only use your household lights when really needed. If you want to make the most of it, you will need to make sure that the window you install is facing the best angle. It's also important to consider anything that may obstruct the sunlight like large trees and other nearby structures.
Enjoy the view
Once you have an idea of where you'd like to install the window, you should take a moment to explore the view that will go along with it. What's on the other side of the wall? Will you have a great street view? Will the window overlook the pool or patio area? What about that unattractive corner of your property? What if the window exposes something less than aesthetically pleasing? You could choose to install your window somewhere else or you could take the time to tidy up that part of your garden. If you want to enjoy the sunrise or sunset in a particular room, you will also need to make sure that your windows are facing the correct direction.
Your house does not only need to look great on the inside, but also on the outside. Your windows should be in line with one another. So, even if they are in different rooms, there should be some kind of consistency or your home won't have that perfect outside appearance. You might even choose different types of windows which means that they might not all be the same size. However, you can still make sure that they are installed at the same height. This is where a professional opinion and assistance will come in particularly handy!
Whenever you make any kind of renovations to your home, you should always keep the long-term benefits in mind. Making the right choices now will help you boost and maintain the value of your home. Imagine what will better attract future buyers should you wish to sell one day.
Windows are so much more than just a way of letting in air and light. You could choose a bay or bow window with a window seat so that you can make the most of the view. These kinds of windows also open up the room so it will be more spacious than before!
When you're looking for the perfect windows for your home, call our team at NorthShield Windows and Doors Winnipeg (204) 272-3725 / Toronto (905) 326-3444 for your free in-house estimate and professional advice.