How Big Is Your Room?
The first step to deciding on the window is determining the overall size. Consider how much natural light you want, what type of window sill you desire, and how many people will be sitting around your windows. In order to answer these questions, it may be helpful to visit a showroom or furniture store so that you can sit around the windows and imagine yourself in your space.
If possible, draw a sketch of your living room and write down what measurement of windows you would like. If you do not have enough space for large windows, consider adding small ones above eye level or some other feature to make them less noticeable.
When it comes to choosing a window, you may have to choose between natural light, your window treatment, and the style of your furnishings.
What Type Of Windows Do You Want?
After determining the size of your windows, you must decide on the type of windows. The most common types are single-hung, double-hung, and casement windows. Single-hung windows open from left to right and may only open a few inches but can provide ventilation. Double-hung windows open from left-to-right and up-and-down, allowing them to be fully opened. Casement windows are much like single hung, but they open outward at the top rather than swinging inwards.
You should also consider how the windows are going to be used. If you plan on setting the table up directly in front of them or if you need to keep your curtains open and still block out light, consider installing awning windows.
What Are Your Window Sill Options?
A window sill can make or break the appearance of your living room. If you want something that is more decorative than functional, then you may choose something ornamental, such as a marble sill, cast iron, or a wooden window box. If you want something that is more practical, then try a simple and sleek granite ledge or one that has been covered with wood or tile. You may also choose one that is removable so that you can use it like an end table. Your window sill will also determine how you will use your curtains. If you are using a curtain rod hanging from the top of the sill, you may want something that does not intrude on the view.
What Is Your Budget?
It is time to consider the cost if you have decided on your window size, type, and what your window sill will look like. The price of a new window can vary greatly depending on its style. For example, casement windows are much more expensive than single or double-hung. You should also consider how the windows get shipped to your home and whether or not they require installation. It will add to the price if you hire someone to come in and do the work. Window features such as low-E glass, argon gas, and double pane glass can also add to the price.
Which Style Fits Your Space?
Once you have considered all these questions, there are still a few more things to consider. Try imagining what your room will look like with a larger window or if it is even possible with the available space and your window sill. Also, consider how much natural light you want coming in through the windows and how much privacy you want from outside viewers. Try to visualize your room's appearance when the windows are installed.
Once you have determined which windows would work best for your space, it is time to choose which ones will be more appealing and effective.
Here are some tips to remember when selecting your windows:
- Measure your room before visiting the store or showroom; it can be a good idea to draw a plan of the layout of your room so that you can take measurements without wandering around what is not visible in the view of the window(s). To calculate how big windows you need, multiply your length by two (e.g., 2x10 feet = 20 feet).
- When choosing a window style, consider how you want your room to look. The first step is to make a sketch of your room, noting where your furniture will be placed and how much natural light you want. This may help you decide on the appropriate window treatment for your space. If in doubt, you can always go in for a trial window at a store like ours and see what it looks like with your furnishings and without them before making a final decision.
- Consider how you will use the window. If you plan to keep curtains on, for instance, over the window, choose a type of window with a sill that is removable so that your curtains do not block out your view of the room. If you are using the windows for ventilation, consider casement windows since they open more widely than single-hung or double-hung and may also allow you to open them fully up to let in the fresh air.
- Consider what your budget is, how much installation will be, and whether or not there are other options for installing your new windows that would cost less.
- Consider the overall style of your home. For example, French doors can be a nice contrast to any living room with a classic feel.
Once you have made all of these decisions, it is time to head out and choose your new beautiful windows! We can show you the full range of choices and help you decide which ones will work best for your particular situation. For more information, visit us. Happy Shopping!