“I’d love to live in an ugly house,” said no homeowner ever. Let’s be honest: homeowners take great pride in their property – and why not? A home is seen by many as a reflection of themselves, and so naturally one cannot help but be gratified to have their home be admired and envied by others. A beautiful home is not just a source of pride, but is often a valuable investment as well. The most beautiful homes on the market today are also almost inevitably the most expensive. After all, generally speaking, more you invest in it, the more value your home gains. This is why improving curb appeal is of utmost importance.
Windows are arguably one of the biggest factors that can affect curb appeal. When you walk down a street and a particular house catches your attention, it may be because of its windows. Nobody can explain this strange phenomenon, but windows do attract attention. In fact, by ensuring that your home has the most attractive windows on your street, there’s a good chance that people passing by will notice the rest of your home and appreciate its beauty.
The question is, how do you choose the perfect windows for your home? You’ll need to consider three factors when choosing your windows:
- Window design – Your windows must always match the architectural design of your home. Though it may be possible to mix and match certain designs, doing so can be difficult and risky. Some people may appreciate your “style” while others may not. That being said, it’s best to play it safe and choose window designs that complement your home’s architecture.
- Window Size – Should you choose large picture windows, standard-size casement windows or double hung units? Window size does matter as does placement. Large picture windows would help create quite an impact on a home with perfect views, but can stand out like a sore thumb in a home with less appealing surroundings.
- Window type – Choosing the correct window type means taking both functionality and curb appeal into account when making your selections. Having the right types of windows to suit your lifestyle will, without a doubt, make your home seem more comfortable and attractive. So, whether you’re choosing to install a casement, double hung, bay or bow windows, consider both your needs and your preferences in equal measure.