Fitting Window Designs for Popular New York Homes

Fitting Window Designs for Popular New York Homes

January 11, 2017

Looking at history is a great way to get inspiration for your window design. Aiming for historical accuracy can improve your home’s value and accentuate its signature aesthetic using windows.

Window Designs

In today’s post, [company_name] wants to share the quintessential window elements of the Empire State’s most popular architectural styles:

Country

Tracing its roots from Colonial homes, Country-style residences are big on symmetry. They feature two windows on either side of the entry door and five meticulously spaced windows on the second floor.

Although your Country home is traditional, it’s open to modern trends. We offer you up to 47 color combinations for your replacement windows. You can choose a stainable wood interior and an inviting solid hue for the exterior.

Remember: your window trim and frame colors don’t have to be the same. Painting the trim dark and leaving the frame white can produce a knockout palette. Then again, you should consider your siding, hardscape, and roof to create visual harmony.

Colonial-inspired homes have a trademark grille pattern, but today’s Country-style homes would look fine with just plain glass.

Cape Cod

Capes with double hung windows are a match made in heaven. These units are typical at the front and back façade of Cape Cod homes. The upper and lower sashes usually have varying heights; the former are traditionally longer. However the sash size, a symmetrical grille pattern looks natural on them. Dividing both panels into rectangular panes of glass lends them a vintage vibe.

The use of casement windows gives Capes a modern twist. Grilles can easily make an impression they’re double-hung, but you can crank these units out completely for maximum ventilation.

White is the classic choice for exterior trim and frame, but lighter tones, like canvas, are now popular.

Ranch

Ranches accept design elements from other home styles, so have your imagination run wild if you live in one. Nonetheless, we recommend sliding windows, which work well with your narrow walls. Sliders don’t need much height and are perfect for wide openings. Sliding units typically don’t go with grilles, but dress them with lines if your other windows have a common theme.

Ranch windows lean toward muted tones. Depending on your predominant exterior color, we offer you a variety of subdued hues, like sandtone, for your window frame and trim.

Let Renewal by Andersen of Eastern New York make your window design complement your home’s architectural style. Call us today at (866) 479-170 to schedule your free in-home consultation.

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