Types of windows

Get inspiration for stylish ways to integrate natural light into any room

Traditional sash windows

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Traditional sash windows

A row of wood-trimmed sash windows forms the perfect frame for an incredible view.

Leaded trio

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Leaded trio

This style lends a subtle English influence to a dining room, evoking gradeur without being ostentatious.

French doors

French doors

Floor-to-ceiling French doors open an entire wall to a small deck. Light-reflecting flat white paint covers old paneling, allowing for more natural light to flow into the room.

Skylight

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Skylight

A skylight allows for unobstructed natural light in a uniquely structured room.

Casement window

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Casement window

This popular style of window works in any room and can be fashioned with a crank, lever, or handle opener.

Slanted window wall

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Slanted window wall

Slanted window walls of tempered glass combine with a new oak floor and a crisp red, white, and blue palette to create a warm and contemporary interior. The designer chose a primary color palette to reinforce the classic modernity of the window design while giving the room added visual appeal.

Clerestory windows

Clerestory windows

This style is perfect for high-ceilinged rooms. It allows for maximum use of wall space, which can be outfitted with built in cabinets and shelves, without sacrificing natural light.

Porthole

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Porthole

Not just a maritime detail, a porthole window can add a chic, modern touch to any room.

Hopper (bottom-hinged) windows

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Hopper (bottom-hinged) windows

A bottom-hinged window helps you save usable space while adding a light-filled freshness to a kitchen.

Awning skylights

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Awning skylights

Large openable skylights that double as windows fill the area with natural light making it perfect for detail work. Sconces just above the work surface add even more illumination.

Arched casement

Arched casement

This arched casement style adds a classic look to a living room. Frames come in wood, clad wood (encased in aluminum or vinyl), aluminum, vinyl, steel, or fiberglass. Generally, aluminum windows are the least expensive, wood and clad wood the most costly.

Picture window

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Picture window

Rather than a series of smaller windows, this style allows for grander outside views and yet more natural light to enter a room.

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