Window walls are a nice addition to any home, regardless of architectural style, and provide a nice, wide view of the outdoors. The important thing to remember when designing a window wall is to always consider its impact on your home’s appeal; a simple row of floor-to-ceiling replacement windows just wouldn’t cut it. Here are a few ideas to consider for your window wall:
1. Let more light in – Daylighting, the practice of illuminating indoor spaces using natural light, is a welcome improvement in any home. In addition to keeping your interior well-lit, daylighting has actual health benefits, including promoting healthy amounts of sleep and helping patients recover faster. The increased natural lighting also makes your interior look bigger and more welcoming.
2. Add some ventilation – Stagnant air and bad odor can surely kill any home’s appeal, so make sure that your window walls have at least a couple of operable windows for ventilation. The go-to solution for this style is to install a row of awning windows at the top, but aside from being inconvenient to operate at that height, it disrupts the view. Consider adding a couple of casement or sliding windows to the window wall. our Fibrex® material lets us build much slimmer sashes without compromising its structural strength. Not many window contractors can offer replacement windows with that feature.
3. Entryway illumination – Forget sidelights. For a bright and glorious front entry, surround it with a window wall. All Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows are built to fit, so even building around existing custom-sized front doors isn’t a problem for us. Consider doing something similar for a patio door to create an even better indoor-to-outdoor transition through your patio doors.
4. Experiment with window styles – Window walls made up of picture windows are merely a starting point for design. For example, a floor-to-ceiling bow window would be simply beautiful in living rooms with high ceilings or in staircases. If your window wall requires custom window shapes, such as rounded window edges or something trapezoidal, we can build specialty window shapes that will suit your requirements. To know more about our replacement patio doors and windows, call Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle today at (206) 777-0954 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in Seattle, WA and nearby areas.