One of the most exciting aspects of planning window replacement is choosing which windows go to which part of the house. If your home happens to be based on traditional architecture, making your choices can be challenging. While some architectural styles dictate a single window style throughout, it doesn’t mean you can’t deviate from the original style and come up with something that better reflects your own.
Here are some of our recommended window combinations that look striking in traditional homes:
Picture window flanked by double-hung windows – This combination is great if you want to maximize natural light, take advantage of the backyard view, and still maintain a traditional look. The addition of double-hung windows also facilitates effective indoor ventilation. Consider adding transom windows with the same grille pattern for a fully framed look. If you’re concerned about letting too much heat inside with the large glass areas, you’ll be happy to know that our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options filter heat from the sun while admitting the same degree of natural light like clear glass.
Floor-to-ceiling windows and patio doors – Floor-to-ceiling windows may be a staple of modern architecture, but it also works on traditional architectural styles. Architectural styles with spacious interior like Mountain Architecture benefit from the increased lighting and work well with floor-to-ceiling windows, all without deviating from the original style. Combine it with patio doors for easy access.
Bay windows and double-hung windows – If your home looks a bit top-heavy, changing the ground level windows to bay or bow windows makes the ground level look more stable by adding visual weight. Combine it with tall double-hung windows on the upper levels for a sense of height with the same grille patterns for continuity. This combination works especially well with Queen Anne architecture.
Half-circle windows on top of double-hung or casement windows – If you need something to complement the arcs in Mediterranean or Spanish-style architecture, add a half-circle window on top of double-hung or casement windows. At Renewal by Andersen®, we can build specialty windows that can be added to complement our window designs or as stand-alone windows.
To know more about combining Renewal by Andersen windows, call Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln today at (402) 513-2828 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve Omaha and nearby areas.