The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Ideal Window Style
You have already chosen the right business to install your new windows – Brackenwood, of course! So, what is next? Welcome to the ultimate guide on finding your ideal window style! Choosing the right style of window for your home is an important decision that will improve the overall look and feel of your home. Additionally, a well-chosen window will improve the light indoors, as well as improving the energy efficiency, and increasing the value of your home, too!
With plenty of window styles to choose from, Brackenwood has something to suit everyone. Though it is important to consider all your options before buying. Consider the designs you like, the style or period of your home, and – most importantly – your budget before making your decision. This guide will take you step-by-step through the process to help you find the perfect window style to make your home look its best. From considering your home’s overall look, to your privacy and security, we will explore the reasons that should be taken into account.
So, whether you are making some home improvements, or upgrading, or constructing a new home, this guide has got you covered. Get ready to dive into the world of windows and begin your journey towards finding your ideal window style with Brackenwood!
Consider Your Home’s Style
When it comes to finding your ideal windows, you cannot ignore the look of your home right now. Windows are part of your home’s style. Have you ever heard the saying, ‘Windows are the eyes of the home’? It is important to think about your home’s design direction – both inside and out.
Begin by thinking about styles that bring you joy and think about the way you would like your home to look. Do you prefer a modern or traditional look? Or maybe more of a rustic farmhouse vibe? Once you have an idea of the style you want, ensure that your window choices complement it. For example, if you have a farmhouse-style home, casement windows with rustic hardware and Timber frames may be an excellent option. However, if you have a modern home, floor-to-ceiling windows with simple frames and minimalistic design like flush casement windows may work best. You can even design your own to see what they look like HERE. Whatever your home needs, Brackenwood has a window that will fit its style. Why not take a look at our window gallery for some more inspirational ideas.
How Old Is Your Home?
When choosing your ideal window style, the age of your home should be one of the first things to look at. The windows you choose should reflect the age and the design of your home whilst thinking about factors like energy efficiency, for example. If you have a period home, you may want to consider sliding sash windows. If you have a home with a thatched roof, you may be restricted by building regulations. Read more about the permissions you need at Historic England or contact a member of our team to find out if your home needs to seek permission before work begins.
On the other hand, if you have a modern style home, you may want to opt for large picture windows to highlight the clean lines and minimalistic design. Sleek flush casement windows look great for this type of home. Aluminium windows are also a great material that work well on modern homes.
Research the best window styles for the age of your home and explore your options. The right windows will work well with the overall design of your home, but they will also increase curb appeal and potentially add value to your property. By paying attention to your home’s age, you can select the perfect window style that works well and looks good.
Different Window Styles to Consider
Why is choosing the right window style for your home so difficult? Considering different styles can help you make an informed decision, so chat to one of our design experts who will happily walk you through all of your options.
Casement windows, for example, are hinged on the side. This makes them ideal for areas with limited space. Sliding sash windows slide vertically and are perfect for traditional-style buildings. Bay and bow windows create a sense of space by projecting out the way and they are ideal for modern homes. Flush casement windows provide a sleek and streamlined look, and these are great for any modern design. Tilt and turn windows give you the best of both worlds – they can tilt for ventilation or turn inwards for easy cleaning.
Each window style has unique benefits such as improved ventilation, more natural light, and energy efficiency. Consider which style might look good in your home and do not forget to take a look out our window gallery for some great inspiration. Choose a style that fits your budget and provides security and privacy while allowing enough natural light into your home. And do not forget – take into account the maintenance and cleaning requirements for each window style.
Maintenance and Cleaning Requirements
Proper maintenance and cleaning are two things that are really important when ensuring the long life and durability of your windows. However, you will have to provide some maintenance to keep your windows looking in top condition. How often you do this will depend on the type of window you choose, as well as the type of material needed to create it. For example, casement windows require very little upkeep thanks to their simple design. Sliding sash windows, on the other hand, may need more maintenance, because they have more moving parts.
Regular cleaning of windows is also key to stopping dirt and grime, which could affect the window’s appearance and function. For instance, sliding windows may require more frequent cleaning to keep the tracks free from debris to make sure they slide well.
It is important to note that choosing a window style that requires lower maintenance does not mean you should neglect their upkeep. Neglecting maintenance and cleaning could result in damaged components, which could affect the long term of the life of your window.
In general, low-maintenance window styles that only need a little upkeep will save you time and money in the long run. Therefore, it is important to consider the maintenance and cleaning requirements of your preferred window style before making a final decision.
Privacy and Security
When choosing the ideal window style for your home, it is important to think about your window’s privacy and security features. Different window styles provide different levels of security and privacy, and this can greatly impact your daily life.
For instance, if you live on a busy street, choosing a window style that offers privacy can prevent prying eyes from peeking in. Making sure that your windows have secure locking mechanisms can give you peace of mind knowing that your home and family are safe.
All of Brackenwood’s windows provide great security as they have multi-point locking mechanisms and are difficult to tamper with. They offer resistance against forced entry. Additionally, frosted or tinted glass can provide privacy without compromising natural light. It is better to err on the side of caution and invest in secure and private windows that will make your home a comfortable and secure space.
Consider your Budget
The cost of different window styles will play a significant role in your final decision. Plan your budget and stick to it. While some window styles may look great, they may not be within your budget. Get all the facts from our design team who will be able to give you a rough estimate over the phone.
It is important to keep in mind that budget should not be the only factor to consider when picking a window style. Some window styles may have a higher price point, but they will provide superior energy efficiency, which can save you money in the long run. Additionally, some more expensive window styles may offer better privacy or security features, and they may match the architectural restrictions on your home. Plan around your budget, but do not overlook the added benefits and features that different window styles can provide.
Choosing the ideal window style for your home should not be taken lightly. Take into consideration the different points that we have discussed in this article to make the best decision. Remember to think about your home’s look and age, the different types of window styles available, maintenance and cleaning requirements, privacy, security, and your budget.
Casement windows are a classic choice. Sliding windows are ideal if you have to meet the restrictions or needs of your period property, and flush casement windows look great in modern homes – particularly when made from Aluminium.
Investing in high-quality, energy-efficient windows will not only improve the appearance of your home, but it will also save you money on your energy bill. With advances in technology, there are now window options that can reduce noise pollution and improve insulation, adding to your home’s value.
Take your time, weigh your options and find the window style that fits your needs best by chatting to a member of Brackenwood’s dedicated team. Your home is where you spend most of your time, after all. So, why not invest in its overall appearance and functionality? Start exploring and transforming your home today!
Looking to find out more information? Why not contact our team of design experts at Brackenwood to find out more.