Although picture windows are inoperable, they’re a great choice as a decorative element or focal point for the room, or as a means of bringing more light into the room or framing a lovely outdoor view. What many homeowners don’t know is that they combine well with other window types.
Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, your window replacement expert, shares the top three windows that pair well with picture windows.
The picture-awning combination is a common feature in many contemporary and ultra-modern homes. This combination is basically a picture window with a smaller, operable sash at the top that’s separated by the frames.
On its own, a picture window is static and only provides daylighting and exterior views. The smaller awning window gives it more utility, allowing some fresh air into the room.
As the quintessential replacement windows for many homes, it’s not uncommon for these windows to be paired with picture windows – especially for the front of the house. The picture window itself adds a decorative element to the otherwise function-centered window.
Picture-casement combination windows are a good alternative if you want more ventilation. While the double-hung window design has this function as well, casement windows can catch side breezes since they swing open to the side instead of sliding up and down like a double-hung window.
Although bay windows already incorporate other window styles into their basic design, they’re usually operable types such as casement and double-hung windows. Picture windows, however, are a perfectly viable — if a bit rare — choice for bay windows. While they won’t provide the same utility, they can enhance your window by providing the room with unobstructed exterior views.
Renewal by Andersen® of Portland will help you pick the best combination of window styles for your new replacement windows. Call us today at (503) 419-3960 to learn more about our services. We offer window replacement in Salem, Portland, Lake Oswego, and other parts of Oregon.