Small windows for contemporary homes sound ironic as modern architectures are big on glass walls. However, this doesn’t mean tiny windows can’t look great on a modern home. With proper execution, you can make your contemporary home stand out with properly placed tiny glass units.
How can you make them work? Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln shares some advice to make small replacement windows mesh with your contemporary home design:
Find a Purpose
There must be a good reason you would use an undersized window in a particular area. Otherwise, its very existence might go against whatever your home’s modern architecture stands for and create a dent in its character.
The most common motivation homeowners have when using small windows in contemporary homes is to increase privacy. Some place them in certain locations to provide surveillance and daylighting without showing too much information to prying eyes. An excellent example is a dual-purpose recessed replacement window that illuminates a small bathroom while offering storage opportunities at the same time.
Play With Shapes
It’s hard to find windows in modern homes that are not square or rectangular, but you’re free to use other angular shapes like triangles or trapezoids. Again, they can’t just appear randomly.
From an aesthetic point of view, complex profiles can blend in smoothly with your contemporary home design as long as they reflect other noticeable features. For instance, a pentagonal replacement window can work with a steep-slope roof.
Go Big (in Number)
Putting small windows together can do wonders for your modern home. Groups of tiny replacement units can deliver the same benefits of typical window walls, except they can also offer ventilation. Regardless of the arrangement, the combination of picture and casement, or sliding windows can reconcile form with function.
At Renewal by Andersen of Omaha and Lincoln, we’ll help you tackle window replacement without breaking the rules of your home’s architectural style. Call us at (402) 513-2828 today to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation and estimate in Bellevue, Omaha or Lincoln.