Who doesn’t like waking up in the morning to warm sunshine streaming through an attractive window? Such simple delights make the choice of windows you install in your bedroom an important decision. You want a window that matches your personal style while also providing the functionality and performance you want. Here are some suggestions to consider when undertaking a bedroom window replacement project.
Double Hung for Double Duty
Among the most popular window choices in America are double hung. They are particularly suited for bedroom use. With two operating sashes, you have much more control over air circulation to catch cooling breezes and refreshing night air. But with multi-pane insulated glass and vinyl frames, you can also be assured your bedroom will remain warm and cozy in the cold of winter.
The hand crank assembly that opens and closes casement windows also allows you a measure of control over air circulation, an important consideration for a room in which you spend one-third or more of your time. Casement windows can also be perfect for tight spots, or if you have problems lifting sashes.
Not the Place for a Picture Window!
It should go without saying that picture windows are not a popular choice for bedrooms. A wide expanse of glass might provide a great view of the outdoors but can also give neighbors and passers by a good look into your private domain. Plus, a picture window does not give you any options for air circulation, and will not open for egress in case of an emergency.
A better choice might be a bay or bow window, especially if your bedroom has the available wall space. A bay or bow, with multiple panes, can provide the great view you seek, with the added benefit of opening casements for air circulation. Just be sure to invest in a good window treatment to provide privacy when you want it.
Finally, you can truly embrace your inner designer by selecting one or more custom shaped architectural windows to accent the look of the bedroom. Whether it is a fan-shaped “scallop” window installed high in the wall, an octagonal shape window to provide extra natural light, or long horizontal windows that add light while protecting your privacy, the choices are nearly endless.
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