While nearly all types of windows share the same purpose, they are not created equal. There are certain window styles that perform better than others in certain rooms. That said, it pays to know the basics.
Renewal by Andersen® of Des Moines, your premier source of quality windows and French doors, discusses some window styles for different areas in your home.
Your living room is a reflection of your personality. It needs to look warm and welcoming to leave a positive first impression on your guests. While windows of all sizes are compatible in this area, it’s important that this space feels fresh and cozy. Casement, double-hung and bay windows are great options as they perk up your living room with plenty of sunlight and ventilation. You can also mix and match them with specialty windows to add a unique character to your home.
Casement windows are the best option for kitchens. They provide more ventilation than other window styles because they open widely to the sides, which makes it easier to remove excessive moisture and odors caused by cooking. Furthermore, they use a crank, making them ideal for areas that are difficult to reach, such as sinks and countertops.
If your kitchen faces a deck or patio, however, you can opt for sliding windows instead to prevent obstructing the pathway. They also complement your patio doors and give your kitchen a sleek, clean look.
Chances are, you want to frame the beautiful outdoors from your bedroom. This is where bay and bow windows fit the bill. They feature multiple window panes to maximize your views, giving your interior a lovely backdrop. They also create additional space that you can transform into a cozy reading nook. More importantly, they allow you to control the amount of ventilation you need for a good night’s sleep.
Apart from improved functionality and comfort, the right combination of windows and exterior doors can improve the curb appeal for your home. To learn more about our windows, contact us at for more information about our products and services. We serve Des Moines and the surrounding areas.