There are a number of different window styles to choose from for your new home. Below are the most popular window styles and the best rooms for each style.
Single Hung & Double Hung Windows
Hung windows slide up and down to open and close. Double hung windows have two operable sash (the part that moves and holds the glass in place). This means, unlike single hung windows, double hung windows can be opened from the top and the bottom. This design makes opening and cleaning these windows a breeze.
These windows are the most common window style and work well in any area of your home.
Casement windows, unlike the more traditional double hung or single hung windows, are hinged at the side. This means instead of lifting or pulling your window open, you can simply use the crank at the bottom to easily ‘crank’ open the window. Casement windows are a great option for hard to reach areas in your home, like above your kitchen sink.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward. The crank handle on awning windows makes them super easy to operate and perfect for hard to reach places where you still want ventilation. The hinge at the top makes the awning window the only window style that can be opened when it’s raining. This makes awning windows ideal for those frequent and quick Florida rains because you can leave your windows open all day long without worry of rain getting into your home.
A slider window is often described as a double hung window placed on its side. They slide open from either the left or the right side and are perfect for rooms where you want a wide view.
Bay & Bow Windows
A bay or bow window creates dimension. These windows project outward, creating a stunning visual display and add curb appeal to your home. A bay window can also add seating or storage inside your home.
Picture & Geometric Windows
Picture windows and geometric windows are fixed in the window frame, which means they don’t move. Because they don’t move or let any air flow into your home, they are the most energy efficient window styles. These windows come in any just about any size, shape, or combination you can imagine and are ideal for rooms where you don’t need airflow, but want an expansive view.
Garden windows look like mini bay windows that jut out from your home. They are typically found in kitchens above the sink because they offer lots of natural light and add more space.
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I love that you talked about how two moveable sashes, or the component that moves and holds the glass in place, are present in a double-hung window. I feel like this is the perfect window installation in my powder room. I really like the idea of this type of window but I’m sure there’s still endless choices out there.