If you are a homeowner living in a traditional home, you may be thinking now is the time for an upgrade of the windows, but replacing windows can be confusing when you are looking to maintain the style and look of the home, so not to lose its character.
Here at West Leigh, we have a few favourite window replacement suggestions, they will guaruntee you will fall in love with your home all over again.
Most traditional style homes these days include casement windows. This is because this particular window style supports several architectural styles within the “traditional” genre, such as Tudor, Mock Tudor, and Prairie styles. They’re versatile and allow for great ventilation.
Double hung windows provide a homey look without looking too vintage but are perfect for vintage homes when the right material and stain colour is selected. By opening both the bottom and the top sash of a double hung window at the same time will allow superior ventilation—this helps to keep the heating and cooling costs down when the outdoor temperatures are less than ideal.
Combining a picture window with another style-appropriate window is a great way to add natural light without compromising on the home’s architectural characteristics. One suggetsion is to combine floor to ceiling picture windows with smaller double hung windows and transom windows on either side. Altogether, these make for a uniquely appealing appearance.
Bay windows have been a top choice for traditional homes for several years. Because they protrude from the home’s exterior, they add usable space and charm. This style is often associated with grandeur or coziness. Usually, homeowners choose to pair a picture window and two smaller casement or double hung windows on either side to create the “bay.”
Grille selections for this window style are essential. For example, Tudor and Mock Tudor style homes typically have diamond or lattice patterns, while Prairie style homes look best with their own distinct “prairie” pattern. Of course, most window styles look great without grilles at all. But, if your budget allows, grilles the right traditional addition.
To preserve your traditional home-style during your next project, call the professionals at West Leigh. We would love to help you make improvements and upgrades that work with your home’s architecture, as well as your personal design goals.