Should All Of The Windows in My Home Match?
Your windows play a critical role in many aspects of your home’s design. Aside from letting in natural light while protecting you and your family from the harshness of the elements, they also determine how your house looks from the outside. This is why it is extremely important that you put a lot of thought and planning into what kind of replacement windows to install.
The Basic Rules for Mixing and Matching Windows
If there’s one thing that you need to remember when shopping around for new windows, it’s this: the front windows don’t have to determine all other windows in the home. The windows that you pick out for the front of your house usually convey a sense of the home’s architectural character. For many homeowners, that means going for a symmetrical approach or opting for a more traditional style. But this doesn’t mean that you have to repeat the same pattern throughout your entire house.
One good rule is going for a consistent treatment with regards to the basic type, grid patterns, and trim. You should, however, avoid completely mismatched windows as this would create a disconnect that clearly looks off. For instance, a modern plate-glass window will definitely look out of place in an antique facade with symmetrical windows.
Another good thing to keep in mind is that what looks good on the outside may not work for what’s inside. Work with your contractor to make sure that you have windows that look beautiful when viewed from the outside while still maintaining functionality and aesthetics on the inside.
About Waunakee Remodeling and Renewal by Andersen of Madison
First founded as a siding company in 1977 in Waunakee, Wisconsin, our company has evolved into a full-service interior and exterior remodeling resource. With years of industry experience in materials selection, design expertise, and professional custom craftsmanship, we’ve established ourselves as the premier remodeling company in South Central Wisconsin. Our specialties include exterior remodeling including Door and Window Replacement as well as kitchens, baths, and complete home additions.