Certain window styles work best with particular architectural styles. Using the right kind of replacement windows for your home’s design will greatly improve your home’s curb appeal. Today, we will discuss some popular home styles and the windows that match them.
Contemporary homes are characterized by clean lines, minimalist decorative elements and an open floor plan. Homes in this style allow a wide range of different material and design combinations. We suggest using special and irregularly shaped windows as wall accents for this type of home. In addition, sliding, casement and other window styles with a large glass area make great choices, as well.
Tudor Style Homes
Many Tudor style homes feature steeply pitched roofs with single or multiple front gables, decorative half timbering, and combinations of brick, stone, wood or stucco in the exterior. As a vinyl windows expert, we suggest using casement windows for this home style with a dark-colored palette and a diamond grille pattern.
Ranch Style Homes
Ranch style homes are also known as ramblers, and they typically have one-story and an asymmetrical, rectangular, U-shaped or L-shaped layout. They usually have an open floor plan. We recommend using large double-hung replacement windows or picture windows for this home design. Shutters are also an excellent addition to a ranch style home.
This style of home first emerged from the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. It is characterized by a use of a mixture of materials, exposed rafter tails, and a shallow pitched roof. It also features deep, broad porch elements with expressive structural components. Consider using double-hung or casement windows with stained wood interiors. Grilles in this home style are never horizontal.
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