Sitting inside your home, gazing through the rays of Sun falling on green grass, have you ever imagined what allows you to witness this seamless beauty outside? It is not your eyes, it definitely is not nature, it is rather one of the most unnoticed elements of your home. Yes, you thought it correct, it is the windows. Buying your new home or redesigning the existing one, most people often do not think about the type of windows they wish to install. You may not know however these windows play a very important role in defining the overall appearance of your house. A good window, aside from increasing the appearance of your home also does offer safety and security to your house.
Therefore, if you are also choosing to redecorate and redesign your house then here are a few tips to consider and redecorate the windows as well.
1. Take into Consideration Your House Architecture
While choosing or designing the windows to your place, do take into consideration the architectural style your home follows. You have designed your home according to your needs and your windows should definitely also be in line with the same. For example, if you follow a contemporary style of interior design than your windows should be made out of aluminum frames rather than of wood, wood being an element preferred in the traditional style of interior design. If you wish to know the category of interior design your house falls into then go through this list of popular interior designs.
2. Color Them Intelligently
Once you are done having the window framed, now is the time to choose the paint which will enhance the appearance and bring your windows outlook to life. While choosing colors for your window paint, you ought to be careful about the exterior house paint as well as the interior ones. It is generally a good idea to have the windows painted in the same color as your house provided it gives any visitor, viewer even yourself a feeling of completeness. However, if you are creative enough and wish to experiment with new colors and styles then you can choose contrasting colors for your wall and windows in order to add a chick look to same.
3. Design Your Windows Keeping in Mind the Purpose
Before you start thinking of having windows installed you should sit down and decide what purpose would a window in each room serve. For example, in dark spaces, you may want a swinging window to bring light and for some rooms, you may want a fixed window just for enhancing the aesthetics. Therefore, before getting the windows installed decide on the purpose each of them would serve and only once done get them installed according to your needs.
4. If Remodeling Consider the Sun as Well
If you have hired a professional to carry out remodeling of your home or if you have just started building your new house then take into consideration the position of Sun before deciding on windows. You may not want sunlight to directly enter your home provided it may heat the environment within, or if living in colder areas you may want the rays of the sun so that the home doesn’t cool unnaturally. Therefore, decide on the position of windows only after finding the position of Sun with respect to your home so that you aren’t troubled by late sun rays or early sunrise.
5. Make Sure Ventilation Isn’t Compromised
The windows and doors in your home are made not only for you or sunlight’s seamless access within your home, rather they are also designed to ventilate the home so that the residents do not suffocate within. You may think of adding fixed windows to your home however you should also realize that this would decrease the level of ventilation and make you feel nauseous in your own home. Even with fixed windows, you should have smaller ventilation windows on top which would allow some level of air to cross ventilate within thereby keeping the cool of your home and design intact.
6. Consider If It Is Easy to Maintain
One of the most critical things to keep in mind while purchasing windows is to ensure that the windows are easy to clean and maintain. The complete aesthetic of your home would be spoilt if the windows start accumulating dust and aren’t regularly cleaned. You may choose a fancy window for your home however if the same isn’t easy to clean and maintain then it definitely isn’t worth the purchase.
We hope these 6 tips will help you make an intelligent choice with regards to purchasing windows for your home. If you have any other tips to share do let us know in the comment section below.