Replacing your current with kitchen windows with bay windows is one of the best ways to make it look and feel bigger without increasing the floor space. What most homeowners don’t know, however, is that bay windows come in two different orientations: a boxed and an angled one. While the differences between the two are limited, they still have an impact. [Read more…]
Traditional homes aren’t big on oversized windows because it was impossible to manufacture large pieces of glass in the past. Although you can still use picture windows for functionality, you should focus on other types of units to make your front façade historically accurate.
To accentuate your home traditional home’s beauty and character, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas recommends these replacement windows for curb appeal:
When you say American window, it’s probably double-hung windows that come to mind first. While casement windows predate them, sash windows have been the iconic feature of many of the oldest architectural styles. Its stock boomed in the 18th century, when there was a huge need for large windows with hardware that could support heavy weight. With many design enhancements over the years, double-hung windows have become more energy-efficient with reduced air infiltration.
Today, double-hung windows are still synonymous with Georgian- and Federal-style homes as well as Capes and Craftsman bungalows.
One of the first window styles known to man, casement windows have been a favorite for their functionality. Their cranking mechanism allows them to maximize the wall opening for natural ventilation. Since their sashes press against the frame on closing, they are the most energy-efficient of all operable windows.
Traditionally, casement windows are the quintessential window style of French Eclectic-, Prarie-, and Tudor-style homes. But because of the latest fire egress codes, crank windows are practically a universal requirement in bedrooms, especially in the upper floors.
Although bay windows may be symbolic of Victorian and Queen Anne architectures, they are usually borrowed by most traditional home styles because of their utility. They create a shapely bump-out to lend more appeal to a home’s exterior. Their multiple glass panels are useful for prolonged daylighting and increased ventilation. They produce a recess that can be used for extra seating and storage.
When introducing bay windows in a traditional home design, however, we recommend the angled or bow type. Its box variety, which is characterized by flanker units set at a 90° angle, blends in with contemporary homes better.
Complete the look of your traditional windows with grilles. Renewal by Andersen of Kansas can craft any imaginable pattern to grant Old World charm to your replacement units. Call us today at (855) 871-9140 to schedule your free consultation and estimate in Ulysses, Kansas, and nearby areas.
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Since straight lines and squared angles are universal elements in interior design, adding porthole windows offers a refreshing alternative. These quaint units are naturally artistic, but an excellent choice of location can heighten their effect on your space.
Fall is the best time for home improvement in the Sunflower State. If you’re considering replacing your aging windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas explains why you shouldn’t wait for winter: [Read more…]