A bit of variety can make things better and more interesting–and this is especially true in home design. Mixing and matching different patterns, furniture, and colors can help create visual impact–but does the same thing hold true for windows? Won’t it be a better idea to just have them all match? The trusted windows and exterior siding company in the area, S.I.S. Exterior Renovations, answers this here.
No, You Don’t Need To
You have to make sure the front windows are cohesive with your home’s distinctive architectural style, not only to make it look friendlier, but to ensure it respects any covenant set by your local homeowners’ association. But the fact is that the windows at the front of your home shouldn’t dictate the style on all the other sides. You are free to choose and use different window styles to better meet different needs. For instance:
- Sliding windows, like sliding patio doors, take little effort to operate, making them extremely useful if you want to make your home safer and more accessible.
- Double-hung and casement windows are great for ventilating areas that generate excess indoor moisture, such as kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms.
- Awning windows are excellent for bathrooms because they allow both air and light in, but also give plenty of privacy–as long as they’re installed higher up.
- Picture windows are perfect for framing a stunning outdoor view you can only enjoy from one side of your home.
But You’ll Need to Consider a Few Essentials
You don’t need to match all your windows, sure, but you should still take into account a few design considerations. Here are some of them:
- Avoid mixing windows that look TOO different. You should not, for instance, set a small plate-glass window directly adjacent to a large double-hung window with a colonial grille pattern. As much as possible, use the same window style in that area, or combine different ones in a way that makes sense. You can, for example, use a large picture window flanked by two casements on each side. Another good combo is a center picture window with an awning window on top or a trio of double-hung windows placed next to each other.
- Use the same window trim color and style. Even if you do end up using different window styles in a single area, you can make them look more consistent by keeping the trim color and style simpatico to those in the rest of the home.
S.I.S. Exterior Renovations is not only your go-to company for James Hardie® siding installation–we can also handle all your window replacement needs. Look no further for high-quality options that can keep your home lovely and comfortable all year round. We serve the areas in and around Calgary, AB. Call us today at (403) 640-1334 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.