Whether you’re remodelling, renovating or building a new home altogether, a new bedroom space is probably going to be involved in the project. From new furniture to new carpet to new paint colours, your new bedroom space is filled with design ideas and options. But no matter what size bedroom you plan on remodelling, renovating or building, you can bet that somewhere in the plans, new windows are going to be needed. After all, what is a bedroom space without natural light? Use these five window ideas for your bedroom to help you narrow down your window choices for your perfect bedroom space.
Single Hung/Double Hung
These window styles are the most basic, simple and easiest to install of all window styles. This ensures that single hung windows are the cheapest on the market, both in material costs and installation costs. But just because they are cheap, doesn’t mean that they aren’t classy. With so many different versions available for single hung window design, it’s easy to see why this window style is the most popular choice for any bedroom renovation project.
The bedroom space that employs a double hung window brings the price, look and feel of a single hung window, also doubles the amount of window ventilation available. By allowing both panes of glass to open and close, you can ventilate and allow drafts to enter through the same window. Double hung windows work great when it’s raining too, as the leaves help prevent water from entering the window when it’s open at the top.
A fantastic style for any bedroom space, casement windows are often used on the second floor and high-off-the-ground windows, but certainly aren’t limited to them. These windows slide open vertically rather than open horizontally like a single or double hung window.
These windows provide a wide-screen version of your exterior landscaping, making them perfect for lofty bedrooms with fantastic views.
In some neighbourhoods, bedroom windows can mean a lot less privacy in your bedroom due to the proximity of the neighbours. That’s where fixed windows come into play. By setting multiple banks of smaller fixed glass windows high up on the wall, you can allow for natural light to enter the space, without compromising your bedrooms privacy.
More popular in bedrooms and bathroom spaces that still want natural light but have need the privacy are awning style windows. These windows are typically rectangular or arched so that they fit high up on the wall where light can still enter the space but outsiders can’t look in. The only difference between these and fixed glass windows in the bedroom is that these windows crank open from the bottom to allow ventilation; even when it’s raining outside.
If you’ve ever seen a basement window, then you’ve probably seen a hopper style window. These windows are easily used in a bedroom high up on a wall. This allows for great ventilation while still allowing large amounts of light into space and still keeping the space private. The downside of these windows is that if it’s raining outside; you can’t open them.