A window replacement project is an opportunity for so many improvements: natural indoor lighting, better ventilation and enhanced energy efficiency. But the aesthetic impact can also be significant. In this blog, we share tips on how you can make your windows double as impressive focal points in any room.
Grabbing the Viewer’s Attention
The focal point should grab the viewer’s attention upon entry. It could be an element that stands out from the room’s color palette or is large enough to command immediate attention. Focal point windows should be positioned on the room’s widest exterior wall.
Hiring a window company that specializes in custom windows can help make even the simplest casement windows a focus of the room. Renewal by Andersen® is one such company, and with our wide selection of customization options, you can have the exact design, color and other details you want.
Recommended Window Styles
You don’t have to choose floor-to-ceiling windows or tear down an exterior wall. The right window style can replace your existing windows and still make a great focal point. Here are the styles we recommend:
- Picture Windows: Picture windows are great for framing stunning views. Since they are inoperable, the frames can extremely slim without sacrificing energy efficiency. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options minimize heat loss, thanks to their dual-panel design. Plus, low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings block harmful UV and infrared rays, so you can enjoy the view without worrying about your living space heating up or your furnishings fading.
- Casement Windows: If ventilation is a priority along with framing a view, choose casement windows. For wider window openings, French-style dual-sash casement windows are ideal.
- Bay Windows: Bay windows add unique character to any room. You can install a window seat or storage area in the area where the bay window protrudes from the wall.