Casement Windows and Clapboard Evoke a Country Feeling in an Urban Row House
It takes just a few touches - such as casement windows, cotton curtains, plants on a windowsill, and a bit of stained glass, to remember your rural roots when you're living cheek to jowl with your urban neighbors. They may prefer the neutral white of their shingle siding, but you're making a statement about sunshine and fresh air with that warm gold paint on the clapboards and some coral-colored, ruffled tie-back curtains in the window. The manufactured window has some extra trim pieces - a horizontal header and extra frame pieces flanking the tri-paneled glass, that give the window a more generous, almost barn-like look. The whole effect is comforting and inviting, especially when leaves from a parking strip tree cast their leafy shadows around the window. Come on it - the tea kettle is whistling!