4 Ways Oddly Shaped Windows Turn Heads

4 Ways Oddly Shaped Windows Turn Heads

August 11, 2017

Oddly shaped windows are bold additions that can bring architectural flair to your home inside and out. Since it’s not easy to correct the mistake of using them wrongly, draw inspiration from these proven ideas:

Oddly Shaped Windows

1. Keyhole Windows Deliver Unexpected Charm

Keyholes never fail to be a refreshing sight. These quaint glass units are a pleasant surprise, especially in rooms in dire need of a focal point. Apart from their unfailing appeal, these replacement windows are quite functional too.

At Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, we recommend installing keyholes in tall, narrow walls for admitting and spreading natural illumination to the rest of the room. On top of promoting daylighting, they capture a sliver of the landscapes and offer peeks at the outside world.

2. Round-Top Transoms Lend Interest to Boring Units

Arched transoms crown garden-variety windows in style. They share the utilitarian spirit of their rectangular cousins, except they’re a marvel to behold. Giving up corners in lieu of curves, these shapely specialty windows inject fascination to façades.

3. A Peaked Fanlight Adds Drama to The Doorway

Topping your front door with a pentagonal fanlight would add a definite wow factor to your entry. As most people don’t see mountain-like glass every day, introducing it to your doorway makes your home the talk of the block.

Other than contributing to curb appeal, it helps increase energy efficiency and provides generous daylighting too. Set up high, a peaked fanlight would bring the sun into your foyer without sacrificing privacy.

4. Portholes Are Sexy in the Bathroom

If you can’t use a double-hung or a casement window in the bathroom due to lack of space, consider a porthole instead. A round glass unit could find a place in the tightest wall area. It could act as a beacon to brighten and jazz up your bath at the same time. Plus, they harmonize with the curves of the tub and the toilet, among others. Since portholes are generally fixed, we recommend them when you have mechanical vents in place.

Let Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee help you custom-design your replacement windows for every room. Call us now at (877) 977-3639 to schedule your free, in-home consultation in Milwaukee, WI, or any surrounding area.

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