Windows come in all shapes and sizes, with large expanses of glass being the ideal choice for many. However, that doesn’t mean that smaller openings don’t have their own appeal and versatility. Size-challenged they may be, smaller windows also have a lot to offer.
No Small Job
Smaller windows have the same basic functions of light and ventilation as larger windows, but can also serve their own unique purpose. Consider what rooms you have and what windows will serve these areas best. Bring more airflow to your basement, improve comfort in smaller rooms with a bit of view, or simply let in more light in dark spaces. Where larger windows just won’t do, smaller casements or picture windows can be the perfect solution.
The Interior Appeal
Your window’s function and design adds to the experience of being inside your home. Whether it’s for a room-to-room view of a double-height living room or for getting more light into a foyer or narrow hallway, adding an elegant arch, circle, or even triangle specialty window can enhance your home’s interior. Smaller specialty windows are great because they can provide unique viewing angles and sources of natural light without taking up too much space.
An Architectural Statement
If you’re considering replacing your current windows, replacing smaller windows that match your home’s architectural design style is an important part of the process. Give your contemporary home’s facade relief and focus amid expanses of unbroken light, for instance, with sliding windows or match the historic feel of a traditional home or make narrow hallways seem wider in ranch-style homes with casements or double hung windows.
Another good thing about smaller windows is that they work well in groups of windows as well as on their own. Juxtaposed against larger windows as a part of a stunning window assembly or standing on their own as a irresistible focal point, smaller apertures and openings are subtle elements that can make a big difference.
Want to learn more about smaller window options? Head on over to the next part to take a look at the different types available to you and their unique characteristics.