Some home designs never go out of style no matter how many years have passed since they were first introduced on the market. If you live in a prairie, colonial, or ranch home, consider yourself lucky! These houses have a timeless charm that’s hard to find in other styles.
Unfortunately, not all windows match these architectural schemes. Here’s what we think work best.
Pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright many years back, prairie architecture is simple and functional. The idea is that homes don’t need to have flashy columns or showy furnishings to be able to serve its purpose. Wright meant to “destroy the box” to give the home a more open or flowing feel. On the outside, prairie houses take a rectangular form, with long cantilevered roofs.
This house style looks best with rows of windows, creating a wall of glass. We recommend casement windows Lawrence KS, residents love. These units open wide for better lighting, views, and ventilation, plus they look good bunched together along a stretch of wall. Match them up with prairie grille patterns to complete the look.
This style is rather formal-looking. They’re characterized by a stately architecture with symmetrical multi-story structures and a pitched roof. An eye-catching entry door is usually positioned at the very center of the house’s façade. The Spanish variation also features thick stucco walls and siding.
For these houses, your best bets are tall narrow windows combined and rectangular grilles. Tall casements are a great choice, but you can also opt for the more interestingly shaped specialty windows. We recommend Springline™ by Renewal by Andersen®. The arched top blends in well with the rest of the home’s stately exteriors.
Simple and unpretentious, these single-story houses are long, narrow, and truly American. They first became popular among World War II veterans, but the style underwent several modifications through the years. More contemporary versions of this house feature hipped or gabled (basically asymmetrical) roofs with deep eaves. Others use more glass on windows and doors to let in more light and views from the backyard.
Casements and double-hung units both work wonders for ranch houses. They look best flanking a large picture window in true Chicago style. You can add horizontal grilles to the units to match the architecture, but since the combination is stunning enough on its own, you may do away with the grille altogether.
Ultimately, well-coordinated exteriors improve curb appeal and add value to your home. Keep this in mind when getting replacement windows in Wichita KS. Here at Renewal by Andersen of Kansas, we help you pick out the style, color, and grille pattern that work best for your house. Give us a call at (855) 871-9140 for a free in-home consultation.