Searching for “good-looking” windows isn’t just about finding which one looks the fanciest. You also need to make sure your window choices match your home’s architectural style. This is because different architectural styles favor different types of windows. Here is a brief rundown on some of the more popular architectural styles and which windows work great with them.
Tudor-style homes look like the typical “classic fairy tale” abode. A steep roof, half-timber exterior and an overall medieval feel make the Tudor home one of the most dynamic-looking traditional homes. Tudor homes favor casement and double-hung windows with dark-colored window frames and diagonal grids.
The Cape Cod architectural style is one of the first architectural styles that became really popular in the U.S. Cape Cod homes mix steep lines (courtesy of their gabled roofs) with a low and broad profile. Cape Cod Homes favor double-hung windows with white frames and stiles, often complimented with French doors.
Craftsman windows are all about horizontal lines, preferring low-pitched and gabled roofing as well as overhanging eaves for that extra horizontal “stretch”. Due to their wide visual elements, windows in Craftsman homes also tend to be wide and large. Casement windows make great Craftsman home windows, but smaller windows grouped in twos are also common.
Contemporary home designs can vary greatly, sometimes featuring irregular angles and featuring more “organic” visual elements. The recent trend in contemporary architectural style is minimalism, which favors picture windows and sliding windows with large, unobstructed glass panels. Contemporary windows that have more irregular visual elements often incorporate specialty windows of different sizes and shapes to complete their look.
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