A lot of homeowners make the mistake of neglecting their windows’ interior design. Your exterior’s curb appeal might be enough to entice prospective buyers to come and take a look around, but it’s the interior that often clinches the sale. The window replacement experts at Comfort King Windows & Doors list the factors you should consider before installing new windows below:
Your Home’s Architectural Style
Tradition tends to favor windows with intricate details, like double-hung or multiple-light windows, while contemporary homes prefer sleek, clean windows like casement and picture windows. Remember, when it comes to interior design, consistency is key.
We recommend installing wider windows on your home’s second floor, as you’ll have better views of the scenery outside from the upper floors.
The Room’s Dimensions
You should try to take full advantage of the natural lighting and ventilation windows provide. If you have a small room, install wide windows that can let in more sunlight. Natural lighting can make cramped rooms feel more spacious.
Of course, you can have too much of a good thing when it comes to sunlight, especially in spacious living areas. If your living room has tall walls, install high windows. The angle of the windows should regulate the amount of sunlight entering your room, not to mention keep it cooler by letting cool air in and hot air out.
The Room’s Function
Speaking of ventilation, it’d be a good idea to install windows that are easy to open, such as single-slider windows, in areas like your kitchen or bathroom that require optimal airflow. Another thing you should remember is that you can’t separate function from design because they’re so closely intertwined.
Contractor’s Level of Expertise
Installation errors can damage your new windows. To make sure they’re installed properly, be sure to only hire experienced contractors.
Comfort King Windows & Doors, a contractor with more than four decades’ worth of experience and an A%20 rating from the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide variety of premium windows and doors, including patio doors. To get a free estimate, call us at (613) 526-4550 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Ottawa and nearby communities.