While the window is often considered a purely functional piece of equipment, it actually plays a versatile role in your home. It’s responsible for making the home’s facade look attractive, and it even helps improve energy efficiency. What most homeowners don’t know is that the right windows can actually make a room look bigger.
In this post, Renewal By Andersen® of Northwest Ohio shares how choosing the right replacement windows can help you increase the visual space of your rooms.
Why Size Matters
To establish this effect, it’s important to consider the size of your prospective windows. Size really matters if you want to increase the visual space of your rooms. That said, you don’t necessarily have to get a floor-to-ceiling windows.
When we say size, we’re referring to the glazing or glass of your new replacement windows. The larger the glass area, the more effective it is at increasing the visual space of your room. Great examples of windows with large glazing include picture, casement and sliding windows.
Bay Window Benefit
Another good window style for increasing visual space are bay windows. These medium-sized windows are notable for their extended glass area featuring two double-hung windows bordering a central picture window.
What’s unique about this window style is that it actually increases the physical space of your room. Since bay windows jut out from the walls, they have an extended frame space that you can actually sit on or turn into a shelf area.
Daylighting and Visual Space
Daylighting your home is a great way to make your rooms appear larger, and it goes hand-in-hand with installing windows with larger glass areas. The more light you have entering your room, the “wider” the space looks. You can enhance this by positioning mirrors or reflective surfaces in strategic areas to spread the light even more.
For maximum daylighting without fear of ultraviolet (UV) exposure, we recommend our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass panes. They reduce the transmittance of harmful UV light into the windows while still admitting enough natural light for daylighting.
At Renewal By Andersen of Northwest Ohio, we install high-quality replacement windows. Give us a call at (419) 931-6087 for a free estimate on our services. We offer replacement windows in Ohio, including Perrysburg and Toledo.