When you put together an outfit, you want a cohesive sense of style: colors that complement each other, shoes that match your clothing choice, etc. When it comes to your home, you’ll want a cohesive sense of style there as well. Windows are an important component of a home’s architectural style; a window that is mismatched to a house can stand out like a sore thumb. If you’re in the market to replace your windows, find out what window style is best suited to your home.
Colonial homes have a classic, traditional architecture with single windows throughout the house. Windows are neutral in color and simple in design, and single or double-hung windows with a standard grille pattern are common choices.
While also a classic architecture, craftsman designs allow for more variation in window selection. Double-hung windows paired with casement or awning windows are used in groups of two or three. Window color often matches the trim of the house and valance grilles (along the top of the window only) add style to the home.
The windows of a modern home should reflect the clean lines of the architecture. Sliding windows and picture windows are frequently used in modern homes, as well as windows in non-standard shapes. Moving glass walls are also used to expand the living area. The window color is often a darker shade, such as black, brown, or bronze.
Ranch or split-level homes are known to have double-hung or casement windows in groups of two or three throughout the home. Bay and bow windows, as well as large picture windows, are also complementary to this style of home. Dormers on ranch homes can feature double- or single-hung windows or unique accent windows. Window color can match or contrast the home’s trim.
Spanish or Stucco
Homes built with a Spanish or stucco architecture utilize a variety of windows, including tall casement windows, arched picture windows, and other specialty windows. In keeping with the style of the home, windows are typically a tan or brown color, but can also be dark green or dark red for added contrast.
Not sure what style home you have or need more help in determining what type of window is best? True View can help you find the perfect windows to match the architecture of your home. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.