Architectural Shapes: Windows That Let Your Style Shine Through

January 26, 2009

When you want to add flair to your home's design and let in more light, architectural shapes are your go to window style. These fixed windows allow you to add all manner of geometrical shapes, from triangles to trapezoids, to your home. Accentuate even the most severely modern architecture, or set your home off from the rest of the neighborhood by incorporating a mix of architectural shapes and window styles.

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It's in these combinations that you really get to add elegance and spice to your home. Surrounding a simple, square window with half circles breaks up the angular look. Boxy homes can benefit from circular windows or windows that utilize other curved designs. A peaked roof looks statelier with tall, slim windows that come to a point at the top. Triangular windows can be combined in intricate patterns to turn that beautiful view into a mosaic of light. Available in nearly any shape you can conceive of, these typically custom-designed windows make looking out the window anything but ordinary.

It's important to keep structural limitations in mind when installing any unorthodoxly shaped window. The fixed nature of architecturally shaped windows often allows more creativity in this area than other window styles. Topping off a row of casement windows with circle tops or a beautiful, arched pattern could be the home improvement project that takes your home to the next level. Break the mold and boldly window your home. Contemporary materials let you get more creative than ever before. Not only that, but by choosing the right glass, additions like the ones mentioned can make your home more energy efficient by letting you take advantage of incoming sunlight for warmth and added brightness.

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