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Should All Your Windows Match?

When approaching home design, particularly concerning window selection and placement, homeowners often find themselves pondering whether all windows in their home should match. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming sheds lights on the matter in this blog post.

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The Front Doesn’t Have To Determine All the Other Sides

One critical insight is that the front facade’s window design does not need to dictate the style of the rest of the house. While the front of your home serves as a welcoming introduction to visitors and should harmonize with the neighborhood’s aesthetic, this doesn’t mean you’re confined to a singular window style throughout. Thus, it’s important to consider consistency in the basic type, grille patterns, and trim across your windows. This approach allows for considerable variation in quantity and style on different sides of your house, ensuring a cohesive look while enabling you to tailor each room to its specific needs and views.

Planning Window Placement With Your Home’s Design in Mind

Windows are the soul of your house’s architecture, playing a pivotal role in their appearance, comfort, and connection to the outside environment. A well-planned window placement can enhance your home’s appeal, capture captivating views of Wyoming’s landscapes, and ensure rooms are comfortable and well-ventilated. Traditional window designs associated with specific house styles, such as Colonial or Queen Anne, were conceived under very different conditions from today’s insulated walls and heating and cooling capabilities. As such, homeowners shouldn’t feel bound by tradition and should embrace the opportunities modern window technology offers.

Comfort and Utility Over Uniformity

While aesthetic consistency is important, the functional aspects of windows should be given the same treatment as well. The direction your windows face, for example, affects light entry and room temperature across seasons. Windows facing east or west may require shading solutions to mitigate glare, especially in rooms used for watching television or working on computers.

Room-by-Room Window Considerations

Every room in your home has unique needs that influence the ideal window choice. Living rooms, which are often larger spaces, might benefit from larger windows that bring in abundant natural light and views. However, in bedrooms, functionality for airflow may take precedence, suggesting the use of casement windows for maximum ventilation. Kitchens and bathrooms pose their unique challenges, from the need for easy-to-operate windows over kitchen sinks to privacy considerations in bathrooms.

Matching the Window to the Room

As we cater to the diverse needs of homeowners, it’s apparent that a one-size-fits-all approach to windows is insufficient. Each space within your home serves a different purpose, faces unique directions, and has distinct aesthetic and functional requirements. This variation necessitates a thoughtful consideration of window types, sizes, and styles tailored to each room, ensuring that while consistent elements may bind your home’s design, each window specifically enhances the room it occupies.

At Renewal by Andersen of Wyoming, we are committed to helping you make informed decisions when it comes to your window replacement project. We’ll work with you to find the best solution for your needs, taking your home’s architecture and other preferences into account. Call us today at (307) 472-2199, or visit our contact page to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Cheyenne and Laramie, WY, and the surrounding communities.


"They came to put two windows in my bedroom and they were very clean and quick, and they cleaned up after themselves, I would hire them again."

Casey Woods
May 10, 2019

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