The windows of a home are key elements that are first noticed from the outside. Anyone will agree that the windows contribute a lot to the look of the home - whether the design direction is minimalistic, modern, Victorian, and so on. In line with this, generic and dull windows tend to lead to a diminished style for the home - no matter how polished the other elements of the structure may be. Additionally, if the windows are noticeably old or worn out, it also makes the house look older. Windows definitely speak volumes.
And similar to the outside of the home, windows also greatly affect the experience from the inside of the home as well. The look and shape of the windows add to the overall design of any room. Furthermore, the size of the windows, along with their placement, determines how much sunlight goes into the room - and whether or not the best views of the area can be appreciated through them.
Because of how much windows affect the look and feel of a home from the outside and from the inside, they are one of the key elements that you can tap to enhance your home’s design. Custom windows are particularly exciting to utilize because they can truly make your house stand out while also creating a unique experience from inside your home.
In this article, we will talk about custom windows, what you can do with them, and where you can get them made. Let’s get started!
1. Install Larger Windows
There are a number of reasons why you may prefer windows that are larger than usual. From a design perspective, larger windows add more character to the home’s exterior. It creates a more open and spectacular look. Additionally, larger windows can also boost the home’s design from the inside. With larger windows, more sunlight can come in and this helps to reduce the dark and gloomy areas of the house. After all, the best interior design will still appear underwhelming if the house is riddled with gloomy spots. Larger windows also create an illusion of added space which can really benefit your home’s interior look.
But beyond the boost in aesthetic appeal, there are also practical reasons why larger windows are a good choice. Natural light carries plenty of benefits in terms of physical and mental health. Furthermore, the light coming in from the larger windows during the day can help you save on energy/lighting costs.
Another reason why you may need larger windows is that you may have a large house with higher ceilings. Instead of settling for standard windows that are too small for your house, you can have custom windows instead. This way, you can maximize the space on your external walls and have tall dramatic windows that add more elegance to your home’s interiors.
2. Frame the Perfect View Outside
Do you have a dramatic view right outside your home? Perhaps a beach, forest, mountain, or cityscape? Well, with custom windows that are just the right length and width, you can frame these views perfectly - showcasing the view as if it was artwork in the room. In so doing, you are also able to effectively connect the interior space to the beautiful view outside - if your house is close to a natural view, this can create a truly relaxing effect.
3. Have Unique Window Placement
Having windows just where they are expected to be can create a generic look for a property. And on the flip side, by placing windows where they typically aren’t, you can create a really unique design statement for your home that is observed from the outside as well as from the inside.
Just imagine having a circular window right on the wall adjacent to your staircase’s landing. Or maybe you can have a triangular or trapezoidal window for the wall of your attic where the roof slopes downward. You can even put a window right at the corner of a room where two walls meet!
As you may have observed from these above examples, they have the added benefit of letting in more light through parts of the house where light typically does not shine through. This creates for a more cheerful and bright ambience in your home.
4. Create Interesting Window Shapes
Everyone already knows what standard windows are supposed to look like. This is why unique window shapes can really make your home stand out! They can easily serve as a focal point for your home when it is viewed from the outside.
These unique window shapes need not be too out of this world in order to grab attention. Just having a well-placed circular window, for instance, is already a dramatic design statement. However, you can also experiment with other shapes like ovals, semi-circles, various polygons, and so on.
5. Get Privacy with Style
With custom windows, you can have beautifully designed frosted glass. These can have patterns like spirals, honeycombs, abstract lines, forest silhouettes, and so on.
You can also opt to have partial privacy on certain windows. If for example, you would like to have a large window for your bathroom that lets in plenty of natural light, you can have a portion of the glass frosted so that you get the privacy you need and leave a portion of it unfrosted (e.g. the top portion) so that you will still be able to appreciate the outside view.
If you are into something more colourful, you can even have stained glass on your custom windows. Stained glass will work very well with uniquely shaped fixed windows in creating a beautiful focal point for your house.
Beautiful Custom Windows That You Can Rely On
Dreaming of having custom windows for your home? We can help with that! We, at Clera Windows + Doors, are passionate about manufacturing windows that have it all. Through our 43 years of dedicated service, we have refined our products to be as sturdy, energy-efficient, and beautiful as can be.
These chic windows are built to last - and we are so confident in this that we offer a non-prorated lifetime warranty on all vinyl window hardware and glass. We have a wide selection of windows that you can choose from and we also accept custom window orders. If you can dream it, we can build it for you!