Windows have always been an integral part of bedroom design because they contribute greatly to the look and feel of this particular space. But the fact is that not every window style can suit a bedroom, and you’ll want to choose the ones that do.
1. Casement or Double Hung Windows
You’ll want windows that can keep your bedroom naturally cool and comfortable, especially in summertime, which is why casement and double hung windows are the best options. They let fresh, cooling breezes into your space while allowing warm, stale air to escape out. Casements make this possible with their wide opening and angled sashes. Double hung units accomplish the same thing with their two operable sashes (which can be opened at the same time). Whether or not you choose casements over double hung windows (and vice versa) or incorporate both into your bedroom with a bit of creativity is up to you.
2. Sliding or Casement Windows
Building codes usually dictate which windows should be used in bedrooms. The two styles that best meet these requirements are sliding and casement windows. That’s because these units are operable, plus their design creates a sizable opening that can be used to safely and easily exit your home during an emergency. You’re free to incorporate a fixed picture window into your bedroom, sure, but you have to make sure the space has windows that you can open as well.
3. Bay or Bow Windows
Those who want to add a bit more square footage in their bedroom should consider bay or bow windows. Both styles protrude slightly from exterior walls, creating a deep sill area that can be used as a reading nook, storage or a spot for displaying plants and knickknacks. Bay and bow are a mix of fixed and operable windows – the larger central pane (usually a picture window) is fixed, but the other windows flanking it (typically casements), can be opened to let in fresh, cool air.
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