Home Design Tips: Things to Consider in Choosing the Right Exterior Window for Your Home

Posted by Staff Reporter on Dec 07, 2015 09:00 PM EST
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Caption:BANTHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A window in a thatched cottage in the picturesque seaside village of Bantham on November 13, 2013 in Devon, England. Evans Estates, which has owned the land, buildings and popular surfing beach for nearly 100 years, have decided to sell next spring and Bantham, complete with sandy beach, pubs, thatched houses and a quayside, plus surrounding Devonshire land is expected to go for 10 million GBP alone. However residents of the family-owned village, which nestles in the South Hams and has parts in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, are concerned that the new owners may reverse the anti-commercialism ethos of the Evans Estate and that the natural and unspoilt spirit of the area could be in jeopardy. (Photo : (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images))

In order to have a good glimpse on the environment outside without opening the door, one would likely use a window. The inclusion of a window in the design or structure of a house has indeed augmented the convenience that a house may give aside from shelter. And now here below are some of the things that one should consider in choosing the right exterior window.


A Reflection

A window like most other parts of the house should reflect the over-all architectural style of the house. The window should complement the design aesthetic of the house. Thus suggesting that you should determine first the design of your house whether it is a modern and contemporary or a traditional and classic type of property. Afterwards you may base your window choice from the gathered info.


Aside from letting you see the view outside, the window may also have another purpose. Windows may also serves a doorway "as in a sliding glass window door for access to a porch for example or they can be fixed and ornamental just for aesthetics," said freshome. In addition to that, the design or type of the exterior window would also vary on the use it may serve for particular room. There are small windows in order not to shed much light on a particular room, while there are also huge windows which may serve the opposite.

The Frame

Aside from the design and function, the windows important part should also be thought of clearly. You should also consider the type of frame that you would be using. Despite the design of it, you may also choose from the different types of frame in order to fit in with the over-all design. You may choose from a wood frame, aluminum, wood-clad, composite, fiberglass, according to hgtv. Depending on the need and design, you may also alter some of the frame in order to perfectly serve its purpose and your liking. 

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