Picture windows are unique due to the fact they are a large, single pane that, unlike other windows, don’t open or close; their strengths lie in the expansive views and large views of light that they promote. Positioned in conjunction with a scenic view, picture windows offer a vast, picturesque panorama of the outside landscape. Read below for some tips to use picture windows to your advantage by positioning them in their most appropriate room. Dining Room For family dinners and other social gatherings, the right amount of natural lighting on a pleasant afternoon adds an invaluable touch. Thus, to promote outdoor light, add replacement windows into your dining room. Around dusk or late afternoon, this will be extra helpful so that you don’t have to deal with irritating artificial lighting.
Above the Kitchen Sink Placing a large picture window above the sink offers a visual escape from the kitchen’s hustle and bustle. In order to also provide opportunities for an inflow of outside air (kitchen cooking can get steamy), consider adding double-hung windows on opposing sides of the picture window. This will create a balance of an open, pleasant view while also allowing the option for ventilation with the double-hung styles.
The Office The home office is used for getting work done, so the idea of implementing a large window may sound counterintuitive. However, with the right placement, it can bring forth a revitalizing tone to brighten up the air during a long day of labor. Position it near the front of your desktop to avoid glare while also applying fitted window treatments to block light and distractions when needed.
Living Room Although picture windows are known for coming in one large, singular size, it doesn’t mean they can’t be divided up into smaller sizes for decorative purposes. One thing to be mindful of when planning out where to install them, which a Wallside contractor can assist you with while giving you an estimate (which is free, by the way), is to watch out for areas that a possible glare may occur. This goes for the television, seating, and other parts of the room that might be adversely affected by the light.