A window replacement in your Santa Ana, CA home is a wonderful opportunity to add some personality and creativity to your home. Rather than choosing standard windows, you can install uniquely shaped windows to make your home stand out with stylish flair.
There are a lot of unusual replacement window shapes out there, but some popular ones include awning, bay, bow, casement, side, picture, sidelight, and angled. Read on to learn more about each one, and they best way to dress them.
- Awning – Awning windows are hinged at the top, allowing you to tilt them open for extra ventilation. These windows can even be left open in the rain without letting water in the house. Awning replacement windows look great with outside mounted window treatments and shades.
- Bay – Bay windows shoot out out past the home’s exterior wall to create a nook or alcove inside the house. These windows have glass on all three sides of the nook, and look best with outside mounted shades. However, inside mounted shades with smaller headrails, like cellular and pleated shades could also look great.
- Bow – Bow windows are just like bay, except they are curved. Bow windows are usually made out of four or more windows for a wider outdoor view. They add extra space to the room by extending out past the wall. Bow windows work well with outside mounted shades or draperies.
- Casement – Casement replacement windows open like small doors, by swinging out or in depending on the design. The hinges are on either side, and are opened with a lever or crank. Shutters are not recommended for casement windows. Instead, high-raise shades work best.
- Side Slider – These windows work just like common double hung models, except they are opened horizontally rather than vertically. Both sashes move left or right to open or close the window. Virtually any window treatment works with side slider replacement windows.
- Picture – Picture windows do not open, and therefore have a clear, unobstructed view of the outside. Vertical blinds and any kind of fabric shades work best with picture windows to preserve the view.
- Angled – Like bay and bow windows, angled windows project out of the home’s wall, however the angle is sharper. The best way to treat an angled window is with inside mounted shades or draperies that cover the entire front.
- Sidelight – Sidelight replacement windows are tiny, and are often used to frame a door to let in extra light. Most people do not put any window treatment on a sidelight as they are so small, but any shades under 12” can work if desired.
Choose any of these creative window shapes and treatment ideas for your home. If you want to learn more about Santa Ana, CA window replacement, contact Cunningham Doors & Windows. Pay us a visit at 1940 E Edinger Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705 or give us a call at (714) 258-2500 for more information.