While most houses in the United States are designed with bigger windows, there are still homeowners who prefer having small ones. Here are the ways small windows can enhance your home, whether you are planning to install replacement windows.
1. Place windows in small rooms.
This is a rule of thumb, especially for bathrooms. Small rooms usually get small windows for consistency and for privacy if that room is intended for personal activities or storage of valuables. With Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, you can always specify the type of window you would like to have. For bathrooms, you can have a small awning window on top of a glass block to maintain privacy but allow more light into the room.
2. Place them in corners.
Who says windows can only be placed at the center or in front of your home? This is a creative and subtle way to accentuate the corners, too, especially if you are not a fan of obvious decor.
3. Create wall patterns.
Small windows arranged in a horizontal row looks like a line of Morse code from the outside at night, especially when the lights inside the room are on. You can achieve creative wall patterns with specialty windows offered by Renewal by Andersen. We install 12 types of specialty windows: Chord window, Circle top, Triangle, Peak Pentagon, Circle, Springle, Pentagon, Trapezoid, Equal Leg Arch, Quarter Circle, Octagon, Right Triangle, and Hexagon. Wall patterns can always be pulled off in a house with modern design.
4. Install by a stair landing.
Climbing upstairs can be tiring and boring. One way to address this is to install some small windows by the stair landing or on top of the stairway. You may want to make your stairways well lit with those windows not just for decoration, but also for your safety. At Renewal by Andersen, we offer windows in various colors and texture that could match your stairway or overall house design.
5. Install window treatments
For small windows already in place, there are several window treatments available to make them stand out. Common window treatments include roller Shades, Single Valence, Solar Shades, Roman Shades, and Cellular Shades. Roller shades can be rolled up and down, while single valence covers only the top of the window. Solar shades are great for filtering outside light and can be rolled up and down like roller shades.
If you wish to soften the corners of your small window, Roman shades can be your best option. Cellular shades, on the other hand, can also be raised and folds up neatly at the top of the window. A casement window in your bedroom can be installed with Solar shades to filter outside light, but maintain the outside view.
For more information on our replacement window options, call us today at (262) 522-1001. We serve all residents of Milwaukee WI and surrounding areas.