Guide to Choosing Windows by Room 

choosing windows by room

Replacing your home’s windows is a great way to refresh a space and add more life to rooms. With many window types, you can better optimize your areas and their functions by choosing the right windows for each room in your home. 

Windows for Kitchens 

Kitchens are often central locations in the home, where all family members gather to prepare food, eat and socialize. These rooms have many goals, from comfort to organization and cleanliness. Your chosen kitchen windows can enhance the room’s function or add more space to smaller areas. 

1. Casement Windows 

Casement windows have hinges along one side, allowing them to swing outward when you open them. You can operate them with a crank, so it is easy to ventilate kitchen spaces or get fresh air. Their simplified functionality makes them ideal for areas above sinks where it might be hard to open other window types. You can group several together if you want more sunlight or fresh air. 

2. Double-Hung Windows 

Double-hung windows have two mobile sashes, allowing you to open windows from the top and bottom at the same time. This functionality makes them great for ventilating spaces efficiently, as cool air can flow in the lower part while hot air escapes through the upper section. This option can be great for your kitchen when you want to add more airflow while cooking.  

3. Bow and Bay Windows 

Bow and bay configurations are great for kitchens because they add more space, dimensions and focal points to the room. Bay windows combine three panels to jut out dramatically and create more space, while bow windows configure four or more panels together for a more subtle curve. You can use these window types in your kitchen to increase visibility, sunlight and seating space while adding a unique feel to the room. 

Windows for Living Rooms 

Living rooms are another central focal point in homes. Families might spend more time in these rooms, relaxing on the couch and watching TV. Many people try to optimize design features in family rooms to make them more enjoyable and fit with their home’s aesthetic. Knowing what types of windows work in living rooms can help you optimize your investment and design. 

about picture windows

1. Picture Windows 

Picture windows are larger windows that don’t open, so you can better enjoy your home’s outside view and natural scenery. Big windows also make smaller spaces look bigger by adding more light and making the ceilings appear taller. 

2. Double-Hung Windows 

Because they offer such good ventilation, double-hung windows can effectively cool high-traffic areas like living rooms. While you can open both sashes together, you can also use them individually. If you have young children, you can open the top sash to offer cool air without worrying about small hands reaching through open windows. 

3. Casement Windows 

Casement windows are easy to operate, making them great when you want to offer ventilation to living spaces without overly complicated configurations. Kids and guests can turn the knob to add fresh air to the living room. 

Windows for Dining Rooms 

Dining rooms are typically reserved for special occasions, from birthdays and holidays to guests visiting. Because of this, many people want to make a good impression with their dining room’s design. Choosing the right dining room windows can highlight the space’s visual aesthetic and leave a memorable impression on friends and family members. 

1. Picture Windows 

With picture windows, you can impress your guests with natural scenery and stellar views of your garden. Like with living rooms, picture windows can help your dining room seem bigger, allowing your guests to feel more comfortable and less cramped while you share a meal. 

2. Bow or Box Windows 

Another way to increase space or draw attention to the outdoors is with a bow or box window configuration. You can decorate your windowsills and seats with these options to match your home’s aesthetic or the seasons for home decor that keeps frequent visitors engaged and impressed. 

3. Casement Windows  

Because many families use dining rooms less frequently, there is usually less need for ample ventilation in dining rooms. If you use your dining room more often or want to bring consistent airflow to the space, consider adding casement windows. 

Windows for Bedrooms 

Windows can add to a room’s environment, making it more comfortable. When you want to improve coziness and sleep in your bedroom, choosing the right bedroom window is essential. 

1. Double-Hung Windows 

Double-hung windows are great for bedrooms because they provide excellent airflow and are easy to maintain. The two sashes on the double-hung windows can help many people sleep better at night by creating a cooler space. When the hot air can escape through the open top sash throughout the night, you can stay comfortable and sleep soundly until morning. 

Because many bedrooms are on the upper levels of homes, double-hung windows simplify maintenance processes. Both sashes on double-hung windows tilt inwards, allowing you to wash the interior and exterior glass from inside your home. This system makes it safer and more efficient to keep your second- and third-story windows clean. 

2. Casement Windows 

Casement windows are a great option if your bedroom doesn’t need such comprehensive ventilation, but you still want the opportunity to let in the fresh air. Because these windows open outward, you can open windows to your preference, only letting in as much air as you need.

3. Picture Windows 

When exploring options for bedroom windows, picture windows provide an excellent view. You can relax in your room while enjoying the sunrise in the morning, overlooking your garden or viewing your location’s scenery. Their larger size can make spaces seem roomier, for a more open feel that helps you further relax. 

4. Bow or Box Windows 

You can use box or bow windows to create a unique feature in your bedroom. You can transform these spaces into reading nooks or relaxation corners where you can look out over your yard or neighborhood while safely inside. 

Windows for Bathrooms 

Bathroom windows are essential for ventilation as places with more moisture and heat. You can create healthier spaces more resistant to mold and bacterial growth when steam and moisture can escape through windows. However, you must choose options that optimize privacy to protect your family and guests. 

1. Awning Windows 

Awning windows tilt out at the bottom, creating a small area for airflow. These options work for bathrooms because you can place them higher on walls, adding more privacy without impeding their functionality. 

2. Double-Hung Windows 

Double-hung windows offer comprehensive ventilation capabilities. Because they are often bigger than awning windows and require adequate access to use them properly, you must invest in accessories like screens or blinds to preserve privacy standards. 

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Renewal by Andersen specializes in window replacement. Regardless of the room you want to refresh, we can help match you with the right window type for your space, its function and your home’s aesthetic.

Find a Renewal by Andersen location near you today and discover how we can help you implement the right types of room windows in your home. 

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