What to Consider When Designing Your Windows

When it comes time to design your replacement windows, you might be surprised by the amount of choices you’ll have. It isn’t as simple as picking one style and color for every window in your home – some areas of your home have might have different needs. You might want to add character to your living room with a bay window, while your kitchen might need a slider window and your bedroom might need double hung windows. Before meeting with an exterior design consultant, it’s important to assess your home’s needs in order to design the best windows for your home. You want your windows to compliment your home – they shouldn’t stand out for the wrong reasons. So how can you design windows that give your home the curb appeal boost it needs? Our team of window replacement experts share their best tips for designing your windows.

Home Décor

While you might like the fun, colorful windows you saw on Pinterest, it’s important to consider if a pop of color is best for your home. If your home décor is mostly neutral, a colorful window could be a fun statement piece for the room. However, if your home is filled with different colors, it might be best to stick to neutral shades to keep your room from looking too busy. You don’t want your brand-new windows to turn your home into an eyesore!

Room Layout

There’s so much more to window replacement than just double hung windows. You can choose between casement windows, slider windows, or even bays and bows to give your existing windows an upgrade. We even offer specialty windows for homeowners looking for a unique window you can’t find anywhere else. However, before choosing a unique window style, consider the area around the window you’re trying to replace. Bay windows, bow windows, and garden windows extend outwards, so it’s important that you have enough space in your yard around the window. You might need to cut down your trees and bushes in order to accommodate the window. Bay and bow windows are also larger than your typical window, requiring ample space in the room you’re looking to install them in.

Return on Investment

Selling your home might not be on the forefront of your mind right now, but it’s important to consider when designing your replacement windows. Replacement windows can offer a big return on investment when it comes time to move – you could recoup over 70% of the cost of the project. However, it’s important that your windows are done correctly, particularly when it comes to style and color as your taste might not match everyone else’s. Consider this: while you might like brightly colored windows, will potential buyers like the windows you chose for your home? While we encourage creativity when it comes to designing your windows, we also advise homeowners think twice about their decisions when making such a large investment.

Energy Efficiency

Choosing energy efficiency features might not be as glamorous as choosing the style and color of your windows, but it might be the most important decision you make. The features you choose for your windows could significantly impact your energy consumption – and your energy bill. Energy efficiency is particularly important if you live in an area with an extreme climate, like Boston or Kansas City, where it might be harder to keep your home comfortable. Luckily, all replacement windows from Window Nation are built with premium energy efficiency features that you can customize to fit your home’s needs. We offer both double pane and triple pane windows, so you can choose between windows with the best value or the best energy efficiency. Your home will enjoy an energy efficiency boost – and you’ll enjoy lower energy bills for years to come.

Want to Learn More about Window Replacement?

When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule an estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and go over your options so you can find the best windows, doors, and siding for your home. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. Schedule your in-home estimate today at WindowNation.com. 

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