An old adage says “There is indeed no Place like Home” and this is the very reason why most homemakers would always want their homes be decorated with the most suitable designs that fit their personality. From the exterior aspects such as window designs up to the interior items like staircase, furniture and many more, a good home maker meticulously picks and puts everything in order.

For someone like you who wishes to have the kind of ambiance that provides a sense of comfort and luxury in your home, this article will help you jump start your plans as we devised an awesome list of window designs for you to choose from and think of as you put your dream home into reality. Let us then start your orientation.

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Sash Windows

Sash Windows
These types of windows became famous during the olden days of United Kingdom. As a matter of fact, this well known design that has started to make a name in terms of home design because of its classical simplicity has been credited to an Englishman named Robert Hooke. Traditionally, sash windows are structured to have two parts that overlap and it could slide up and down as you open it. Through the years, this traditional design itself continued to evolve as people tend to be more adventurous and creative with their window structure. At present, spring balance are already used to support the sashes instead of the classical counter weights found on both sides of the window.

Casement Windows

Casement Windows
These are the widely used type of windows in United Kingdom before the birth of Sash Windows but up to this moment, most home owners still choose to have such window design in their houses because of its ventilation and safety advantages. It looks like a door due to its ability to be swung in or out. These designs are can also be called awning windows. Such design for UK and US differs. US window designers created casement windows that can be opened by means of a crank while UK utilizes the projection friction and espagnolette locking.

Bull’s Eye Window

Bull’s Eye Window
It is the oval window that is intended for attic windows to provide natural illumination to the room. Being known as Oeil-de-boeuf in France, Baroque Inspired structures make use of the said design.

Sidelight Window

Sidelight Window
If you have seen windows that are vertically placed on both sides of a door, you have basically seen a sidelight window. Such type of window functions not just to add aesthetic value to your home but it also aids to provide a better lighting indoors. In terms of security purposes, these windows are covered by either venetian blinds or curtains to protect insiders from immediate disclosure once he peeks outside to check the identity of a person who knocks on the doorstep. Aside from curtains, well designed windows such as stained or frosted can also be placed. Its being narrow is also another common feature that makes this design be considered different among others.

Fanlight Window

Fanlight Window
We may call this as a ribbed window because of the presence of steel bars that point diagonally that look like sun rays. Its appearance makes it look like an open hand fan or a setting or rising sun and this made the discoverers call it by its name or sunburst light. This window can be easily identified just by looking at the semi circle or half ellipse shape. This design has been adopted by many countries such as US, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Wales and many more use this design as an element to provide additional beauty to a doorway. In terms of its attaching ability, the fanlight window may be placed permanently or hinged on the ledge.

Fortochka

Fortochka
It Is a very unique window design not just because of its origin but also with its many purposes. This tiny window that measures at least 35 x 45 cm originated in Russia and it unfortunately doesn’t have any English name except being called as Russian Window. The very first Fortochka window as designed by Rastrelli for the Winter Palace. He made use of the principle of separating two windows to accommodate an ample area in between both layers of the glass. Aside from its aesthetic aspect, Russian windows are multi purpose in nature. They can work to as an insulator against noise, noise redactor and building cleaners. It also aids in ventilation where you can open on summer nights for to accommodate the cool air inside your home.

Clerestory Windows

Clerestory Windows
These are the windows that you see once you start to look above your eye level. Being inspired by concept of the upper deck of the Roman Basillica which bears the same name. The said area used to have walls that stand above the roofline of the lower aisle with windows. At present, clerestory windows appear in houses with high ceilings to allow a maximized utilization of the walls for built-in cabinets, cupboards or shelves. It gives off the benefit of illumination through the use of natural light.

Bay Window

Bay Window
A certain kind of window that protrudes to an angle of 90, 135 or 150 degrees. This type of window come in many forms such as canted or bow. This window has been used for Victorian Inspired homes or establishments. Just like the rest of the window designs, Bay windows allow light to get indoors but it most wonderful feature is its ability to make small spaces look bigger. This style is normally seen in houses with veranda or terraces.

Bow Window

Bow Window
Bow window is a window design that looks just like a bay window with a slight variation on its shape. Compared to Bay Windows, this design is curved yet both functions to provide additional space in your room. Most of the time, Bow windows are placed with the combination of more than four casement windows. Its birth can be traced in the 18th century UK.

Palladian Windows

Palladian Windows
As established by Italian Architect Andrea Palladio, this trio window having huge and curved section sandwiched in a two slimmer windows became were widely used in architecture during the 17th and 18th century.

If you are considering a window replacement for your house, the above list of window designs can surely help you out in choosing the right window for your home.

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