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Posted on Jun 27, 2017 by Sam Heer

Windows that Preserve Your Home’s Architectural Style

A home is constructed with an architectural style in mind. Some go for the modern or industrial look while others prefer a more traditional appeal. Houses that have stood the test of time may need replacement windows, but this shouldn’t mean ruining the architectural appeal of the structure.

Consider these styles:

Picture Windows

Picture windows can fit any home design because of its own appeal. It’s a sealed window that does not offer movement of parts. Its main purpose is to give you a view of what’s outside the house. It can be installed at any part of the house with a good outside view.

Think of this in your bedroom, on a corner wall, or perhaps in the living area, if you have a well-maintained lawn. It can also be used in the kitchen, especially if you are overlooking a backyard with enough space for some ornamental plants that add to the view.

Bow/Bay Windows

Bow and bay windows have a character of their own. They can make any modern home feel cozy, and if you add curtains with bold patterns in them, you get an area of the house that feels like a tucked-away portion of paradise. Add some seating and book cases nearby, and it automatically becomes a reading nook. Seeing as a bow or bay window gives a certain vibe, you don’t need to make drastic changes to keep that architectural house style.

Double Hung Windows

How about a little more drama in your home? Double hung windows are perfect for a touch of class and simplicity that works with the focal point of your room, whether an artwork or framed photos arranged in an accent wall. Double hung windows also have movable parts, answering your need for ventilation especially on a warm day. We recommend sliding and gliding windows for kitchens and living areas, where you need ventilation the most.

Don’t let the installation of new windows ruin the architectural style of your home. Before you choose from double hung windows, bay or bow windows, casement windows, and other options, have a clear idea of how you want the house to look like. If you’re still unsure, let us help you. Call Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois at (866) 693-6707. We serve Bloomington, Galesburg, and Champaign, Il.


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Eric L.

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