They say that windows are the eyes to the soul and this little adage could also be used to refer to our homes as well. Beautiful windows instantly make the outside of your house more appealing and it’s a good indication that the inside of the property is beautiful as well – which might well make it easier to sell up and move on when the time comes. But what kind of windows should you consider installing in order to maximise the appeal of your house? Here are just some of the options available to you.
Arches were particularly popular in Roman architecture and they do look stunning when used in windows for contemporary homes. They make your house look more interesting and can be low maintenance, which you’re sure to be glad to hear. Many that you can buy today are fixed shut, so will let in a lot of light but won’t help with ventilation.
These were massively popular during Victorian times and they do have lasting appeal, with many modern homes featuring them as well. If you’ve got a wonderful view from your living room, then a bay window is a great choice since they let a lot of natural light in and you get an expansive view from your house. They’re typically made up of three different windows, with a centre picture window and two smaller angled windows coming off the sides of the middle one. Bay windows can also help you to extend your living spaces if your house is relatively compact.
These windows are hinged at the sides and usually split into two different panes, with a hinge at either side of the frame. When you open them, they look a little bit like barn doors so if your home is rustic in style this would work really well. They’re brilliant choices for warmer climates since they can significantly boost the ventilation of your home.
Glass block windows
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, why don’t you opt for glass block windows? They’re an amazing way of accenting part of your house (we’ve seen them used around front doors to great effect) and can also increase your sense of privacy because they’re very hard to see through thanks to how thick they are, although you can also get frosted ones which improve privacy levels even more.
These windows are usually an angled, rectangular or fan-shaped accent window that you would place above or below a door or even another window. They’re more for design purposes than anything else and can really make the front of your property incredibly appealing at not much cost – so perfect if you’re planning on doing up a house to sell.
For double glazing in Stockport, get in touch with us at Malbern Windows today.