Who would have thought that choosing windows for your new home could be so confusing!
Long gone are the days of ‘standard’ window. There are so many wonderful and interesting options to choose from these days that allow excellent ventilation and light and also makes a room a comfortable place to reside in.
We will walk you through 4 types of windows (there are MANY more, so maybe we’ll do a two part series!), what they are and how they work.
Let’s start with one of the most popular types of windows on the Coffs Coast:
Louvre windows have come a long way in the past few decades, with louvres being controlled via wall switch or even an app! These options are great for high up louvres, where you can’t reach.
We know that louvres offer up a few awesome benefits for your home. You get completely control over how much light and air is let into the house, perfect for handling those hot, wet summers and cool, dry winters. When tinted, they can be angled to give complete privacy if your home is in quite a visible location.
Another popular option when you live in Coffs Harbour are Bi-Fold windows (and doors!) These types of windows really open up to the space beyond, such as an entertaining area, or if you live on the Coast, those amazing views! These types of windows also work well as a serving window if they lead out from the kitchen to an entertaining deck – where you can easily pass food, drinks and more!
The window doesn’t take up much room when open and creates a connection between two rooms easily.
Some may wonder why use a fixed window at all! You can’t open them, so they certainly aren’t used for ventilation purposes. These windows are used predominantly to allow the natural light in. Often these types of windows are designed to frame a view. If you’re looking to have a whole wall as a window, a fixed window will provide stability and frame what lies on the outside. Or you can get creative and work them in with the architectural style of your home and create windows that are arched, raked or even porthole!
Lastly, sliding windows. One of the classic window types of all time, we know that you know how these windows work! Designs have improved greatly over the years, with lots of versatility, which means they are always a popular choice for many home builders and renovators.
So, there you have it! If you’re in the process of planning a new home build or renovation, make sure you spend time picking the right types of windows for each specific room. Having the right windows will make all the difference!