Do you remember how we all used to draw houses back in grade school? You’d get out the crayons and draw one big rectangle, with another rectangle for the door, and a few rectangle windows. Add a triangle-shaped roof and some music notes flying up in the sky from the Grand Ole Opry, and your picture was ready to be hung on the refrigerator.
How would you draw that same Nashville house today? You’d probably still want that spacious rectangle of living space and the tree out front — maybe add the arch of the Veterans Memorial Bridge in the background. But with a bit of advanced geometry, nowadays there are some truly remarkable custom window shapes you could add to that basic frame.
We here in Nashville know how to take a “tried and true” design and give it modern functionality. We did it for the Parthenon — we can do it with our windows. With customization, the possibilities for window shapes and designs are endless. From full circle and half circle windows to bold shapes like triangles and hexagons, specialty windows can take your home beyond the rectangle.
Add instant character to your home
Whether your home is an eclectic historical home in Germantown or part of a larger planned community in Green Hills, you want to make it feel like your own. If you’d like to take your home beyond the cookie-cutter, examining your window shape is a great way to start.
Look at the houses you love — there’s often one detail that draws the eye in. No, not just the Dolly Parton mural on the front lawn. There’s something a little unexpected, and/or some amount of other visual excitement. When you see one of those homes, you know that the details were well thought out, and there’s something special there.
A specialty window transforms your curb appeal. Maybe you add a gently curved window over your first-floor windows, maybe there’s a triangle window tucked into a corner of the roof. Think of a beautiful oval attic window shining down from up on the third floor. But, if you have concerns for the AT&T Batman Tower too, you can always scrap the “window from the ceiling” idea.
It’s the small details that make a house sing out harder than fresh talent in a bar on Music Row.
Combine shapes to make a focal point
A statement window doesn’t have to be a small one-off. Imagine how these different shapes can play together, and you could create a whole statement wall of windows.
Imagine taking a picture window, and adding two transom windows on either side. Now that picture window can open and let in a breeze on a summer day, and close back up for when the Nashvillians are still out partying at 3 AM.
The best part is, that none of this style comes at the cost of substance. Specialty windows offer the same energy efficiency as traditional windows. When you install quality specialty windows, you won’t have to sacrifice comfort. You can curl up with a book and a playlist of your favorite country singers beside your wall of windows all throughout the year.
Ways to play
Not sure where to start? Window Nation has a wealth of inspiration and information about window styles and products to peruse for your home in Nashville.
If your dream is still coming into focus, you can start with the gallery of inspirational photos. Check out our Pinterest page for some great ideas.
Window Nation is a third-generation window company with an eye for the details. They can work with you to craft a customized window shape or help you to imagine how to use your windows to maximum effect. Request a quote from Window Nation today, and we’ll help you make your Nashville home as unique as you are.