Window designs are of many types and they are; stationary, bay or bow, transom, awning, casement, double hung, slider and picture windows. The affordability of double hung windows is considerable and they can be lowered and raised. Awning windows are good for climates that results in a lot of rain as they are water resistant. Another window type is bay windows which extend out of the house and creates a small shelf in the home. Bay windows rely on a flat window set that is angled frame built out of the home.
The next type of window design is the casement windows which is built with a hinge in their construction and their mode of working is by swinging out to the side or up to open. Since casement windows use hinges in their construction, solid glass is thus used as they also provide a less obstructed view. Excellent insulators are resulted from hinged windows as they don’t have separate pieces and breaks between the pieces.
Windows need to be covered using materials that manage sunlight, ensure privacy or security, aesthetic purposes and act as weather proofing. Window blinds, curtains and drapes, window shades, window shutters, solar screen and various types of boarding, nailed or screwed to the window casing are the examples of window coverings.
Nosy people are excluded by using suitable window coverings that ensure privacy as well. Due to the various types of window coverings such as window blinds, shutters, shades, curtains and drapes as some of the examples that provide variation in design. Acting as weather proof is also important because of the furniture present. Thus the various rooms of a house define the type of window covering to be used.
Another type of window design is the glass block window which is mostly considered as accents that are added to the home section in order to increase light flow. Glass block windows are crowned with a patterned design that provides continuous light and privacy. Bathrooms, basements and private spaces are the areas in which glass block windows are ideal for use. Mini bays designed for plants are garden windows resulting to kitchen gardens. Acting as little tiny green houses that protrude from inside the home have resulted to the name garden windows.
Shelves can be added on the garden window in order to increase the number of plants. Not only are egress windows designed for safety purposes but also for emergency purposes as they provide an escape route. Its advised to have an egress window in every living space of the home. Picture windows provide the best view outside the home especially if the view outside is a mountain range or a green backyard.