When people walk by your Indianapolis home, you want them to stop and admire it in awe. This is exactly what happens when your home has great curb appeal, or in other words, a very attractive exterior. Curb appeal can help sell your home sooner if you ever put it on the market, and it also allows you to maintain a true sense of pride in your abode. One way to ensure excellent curb appeal is to choose unique and beautiful window designs when replacing your windows.
Bay and Bow Windows
A magnificent bay or bow window can serve as the focal point of your home’s exterior. A bow window often stretches from floor to ceiling, consisting of four or five windows placed next to one another in an arc that emerges from the home’s wall. A bay window is smaller. It typically has three side-by-side panels and is placed above a counter or lounge seat so it only takes up part of the wall.
To make your bay or bow window stand out even more, choose a frame color that contrasts the rest of your Indianapolis home’s exterior. For example, if your siding is tan, a bay window framed in green will really stand out.
A window does not have to just look like a big expanse of glass. Grilles are thin pieces of sash material that divide the window into multiple panes. They can give your glass a lot of character and really draw the eyes of passersby towards your windows. Though you can customize grilles to create any look you desire, popular options include Colonial grilles, which divide the window into even squares, and Prairie grilles, which create small squares in each corner of the window.
Picture and Combination Windows
Covering an entire wall with an arrangement of various large and small windows can make for a very vibrant home exterior. This type of arrangement is known as a combination window. Typically, you’d have one large picture window in the center, and then various awning or casement windows arranged around it. You can even place uniquely shaped windows, such as triangular or circular windows, along the top of the picture window. Grilles can be placed on any picture or shaped window to call even more attention to it.
There are numerous other ways to use uniquely shaped windows to create curb appeal for your Indianapolis home. Specialty windows can be shaped in an arc that matches the arc of a peak, creating a uniform look. You could even place a triangular window at the top of a gabled dormer, or add a series of circular windows along one side of the home to add a softer, yet modern touch. Renewal by Andersen offers a huge array of specialty window shapes, including quarter circles, right triangles, pentagons, and octagons. Your design is only limited by your imagination.
With the right window designs, your Indianapolis home will be overflowing with curb appeal. If you’re not sure what type of windows will look best on your home or you need help coming up with unique decorating ideas, feel free to stop by our showroom in Carmel. You can also call us to set up a free, in-home consultation with one of our design consultants.