There’s no doubt replacement windows enhance curb appeal, as well as add value to the home. While they have been around for centuries, a window trend that seems to be popping up more often in the exterior world are arch windows, which provide a main focal point for the home, both on the inside and outside.
Stationary fixed windows with glass glazed directly into the frame, arch windows are available in a variety of custom shapes and designs, allowing consumers to choose to replicate a home’s original windows or add new architectural interest.
Arch windows typically serve a couple purposes. The first is to bring in a new view and more natural light. The second, a rather unique element that not many homeowners may realize right away, is that the windows create a balance from the outside of the home with the straight-line domination from the doors and the roof.
Able to be used wherever a window is needed, arch windows can be combined with other windows, or even a door, to add more character to a home. They also happen to be the perfect solution to make a home’s appearance seem taller.
The following are a few easy ways to incorporate an arch in a home:
Round off the Entryway – When there isn’t room for sidelites, an alternative is adding an arched window on top of the door to put emphasis on the height.
Crown the Patio Doors – Similarly, patio doors work in the same sense, extending the height and allowing more light with a half-circle across the top.
Wall of Windows – Let the light in by creating a row of arched windows as close to the ceiling and the floor. This will create a look of “opening up” the room. There are a variety of options depending on wall size, including adding a half arch over a picture window or over a double hung.
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