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29
Jun
2018

New Windows Styles for your Living Room


Every living room has something to say. It could be warm, cozy and welcoming. It could be chic, simplistic and modernist. It may be a classy affair loaded with sophistry or a large space with some furniture or a small place with smartly installed fixtures to make enough room. Many physical attributes of a living room will determine how it looks. The square footage, availability of natural light, the décor on the walls, the standing fixtures, the built-in furniture or appliances, the windows and doors, the drapes or curtains and a myriad of treatments would influence the feel, appeal and utility of your living room.

 

 Your living room may have windows on just one side or there could be windows on as many as three walls. Regardless of such variances, you should choose the best style that would be suitable for the kind of ambience you are trying to create. You should not choose styles without factoring in the immediate surroundings. You should also factor in the architecture or design of the property, the layout of the living room and the fixtures you have. Bearing all these in mind, here are the new window styles for your living room.

 

windows-for-your-living-room You may be familiar with either bay or bow windows, and neither are an invention of this century. Sure, there are new materials, new variations in styles and experimentation with colors but the basic designs of both bay and bow windows have remained unchanged. You can opt for either or both. The latest trend is a fine blend of bay and bow windows. Bay windows work really well in living rooms because they allow maximum exposure to natural light and they also offer an almost panoramic view, even if you don’t own an oceanfront or lakefront property. Bow windows with their dynamic curvature will make your living room look larger than it actually is. The outward curvature was primarily meant to instill a sense of spaciousness. The combination of bay and bow windows will definitely work really well in almost every type of living room, regardless of all other attributes, preferences and compulsions.

 

Double hung windows are another trendy choice. Double hung windows are stylish and they also facilitate the much needed ventilation. Many windows in Canada, as is the case in all colder regions of the world, are airtight and watertight. The windows are usually not designed to remain open and hence ventilation is a nonstarter. Contemporary double hung windows have sashes and panes that can open and tilt respectively. You can operate the upper sash or the lower sash or both depending on your needs and how much ventilation is desirable. Double hung windows come in enough style variations and colors for you to sport a really distinct window in your living room.

 

 new-windows-styles Casement windows are not trendy. They are perhaps as classy as one can get but they are also worthwhile to consider from the perspective of style. Casement windows have one hinge and open outward. They don’t take up space inside your living room. When closed, they are effective at insulating your indoors. When opened, they can offer you a nice gateway to the outside world and fresh air. Casement windows are great for viewing pleasure, they allow enough exposure to natural light and you can open them whenever you need.

 

There are some customary options as well. You can consider picture windows but they are not operable. Besides, if you are going for bay and bow windows, then you would already be having a picture window as the center piece of the larger installation. It is best if you mix and match more than one or two types of window. Many people prefer a larger picture window as the center piece, offering unobstructed views, then double hung or casement for the two windows on either side. This setup can be arranged in a bow design, which is with the outward curvature. You may also go for architectural windows. It does not cost a fortune to go for a custom shape or design.

 

The only major challenge with custom windows is the fact that you will have to wait for sometime before the materials are ready to be installed. That is unless you opt for a particular custom design that the company already deals in aplenty and has one ready to be moved from their factory to your home for an urgent installation. Custom shapes have another problem. There could be structural issues and problems such as leaks among other concerns if they are not a perfect fit to the type of property you have. Do consider distinct treatments for these new windows styles for your living room to make them all the more special.

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