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Exposure to natural light is important, whether at home or work. In an office, natural light helps to alleviate eyestrain, blurred vision, headaches, and other productivity-killing problems.
Since 90% of Americans spend their time indoors, it’s important to have the right kind of windows.
Learn how to pick out the best windows and doors for the various rooms in your home.
Regardless of which room you’re looking at, energy-efficient windows are an excellent choice. These windows will stop you from having to close the drapes to better insulate your home. You’ll be able to enjoy natural light during any part of the year.
Opt for double-paned or triple-paned windows filled with a gas like argon and use low-E glass. These windows will help keep your home insulated and save you money on your energy bills.
Style and Materials
Consider the style of your home as you choose the design and material for your windows and doors, especially when choosing windows for an older home.
If you put contemporary-style modern windows in a Victorian or Colonial style home, they may look out of place. It is also important that the style of the front door fits with the overall look of the home.
Also, consider the materials when thinking about the style. Vinyl windows are a great option for most modern and contemporary style homes. They are low maintenance and less expensive. The experts over at Paramount Builders swear by the versatility and durability of these windows.
However, on a historic home, they may look out of place. Even though the maintenance is higher, you may have to choose wood frames instead.
Window and Door Size
A large picture window or sliding glass door is a great choice for the main room or living area. This lets plenty of light into the space where you spend the most time.
This type of window or door may not work for a more private area of your house, like the bedroom or bathroom. Unless you have a two-story home and no neighbors, you don’t want to have that much of your bedroom on display.
The kitchen, living area, dining room and other common rooms of the home are perfect for protruding windows. Think about installing a garden window in the kitchen. You can grow herbs and other small plants on the shelves for easy access while cooking.
Bay and bow windows are a great choice for the living area and dining room. They help make the room feel larger and add character to the exterior look of your home.
Choosing the Best Windows and Doors
The best windows and doors for your home will vary depending on the look you want to achieve and your budget. However, we hope these tips have helped you understand a bit more as you research the right type to buy.
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