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Five window designs to beautify your home


When it comes to replacing your windows, the chances are you’re seeing the job as a chore rather than a luxury. By upgrading your old and tired frames you can revitalise your home and create a fantastic appeal.

But actually, with the amount of choice now on the market, you can enjoy the process and find a style that suits you and your property.

The designs all vary considerably and a lot will simply come down to the style of your own property.

So to give you a better perspective of what’s out there, take a look at five of the most popular options below.

Tilt and turn windows

Tilt and turn windows offer superb flexibility based on a dual hinge system. Essentially, the hinges allow the window to turn in its frame, opening in the desired direction. Your window can open from the side, top or even bottom and the design is very easy to use. Tilt and turn windows don’t slack on security either despite their versatility and offer excellent ventilation to your home. Whilst commonly found on period properties, this designs look brilliant on modern homes too.

Casement windows

Casement windows are the typical double glazed panes you see on many properties around the country. They’re designed to allow more natural light inside your home, whilst their energy saving benefits ensure to keep your bills to a minimum. With casement windows you have a choice in the material used, as uPVC, timber and aluminium are all options.

Sash windows

When it comes to maintaining a traditional appeal, there is no window design that beats sash windows. Their charm easily sets them apart from the crowd and these designs have been around since the Georgian and Victorian eras. Of course, to keep the traditional appeal it’s important to choose timber frames, however there are also woodgrain effect uPVC variants too.

Cottage windows

These can be known as another name such as Georgian or Tudor windows, being best suited to period properties because of their elegant appeal. Modern versions of Cottage windows are available, but traditionally they feature horizontal and vertical strips. Some of the major benefits include them being easy to maintain and great for saving energy, plus you can select them in a range of different materials.

Bay windows

Bay windows are typically found at the front of the property, provide a stunning effect from both the interior and exterior of your home. They’re formed from a number of panes which help to extend the space inside by protruding outwards and allowing more natural light to filter in. Of course, it’ll be expensive and time consuming to alter the dynamics of this window, so a replacement of old and inefficient panes is your best bet.

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