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Ultimate Guide to Popular Window Styles

Ultimate Guide to Popular Window StylesChoosing replacement windows for your home can be an exciting process. New windows can make your home more attractive, while improving curb appeal, ventilation, and energy efficiency, and opening it to better views. There are so many window styles available, however, that the selection process can be overwhelming. But take heart. Here is a comprehensive guide that can make replacement window shopping easier and more enjoyable. Consult this guide if you’re not sure about which window style will serve your needs and complement your home’s architectural design.


Single-hung windows open from the bottom up and feature a stationary top sash for increased weather resistance. This is a classic window design that makes for easy operation. Cleaning a single-hung window is also a breeze, as it has a bottom sash that tilts in to give you access to both sides of the glass. Best suited for a vertical space, single-hung windows coordinate well with traditionally designed homes but can work with any architectural design.


Double-hung windows feature sashes that can be raised from the bottom or lowered from the top. This design provides ventilation versatility to suit your comfort needs that can change according to the season. Like their single-hung cousins, double-hung windows can be tilted in for convenient cleaning inside the home. They are also among the simplest windows to operate and can complement virtually any architectural design or interior design aesthetic, from classic to contemporary. It’s little wonder that double-hung windows are consistently some of the best-selling windows on the market.


Hinged at the side and designed with slim frames, casement windows offer unobstructed views of your home’s surrounding scenery. They open outward with the effortless turn of a crank to offer full ventilation. In fact, no other window style can be opened as wide. Casement windows are ideal for tight or hard-to-reach areas. They are especially popular in modern homes and buildings, but you can find them in just about any home where visibility and ventilation are a priority.


Also called gliding windows, these options function similarly to double-hung windows, but rather than sliding vertically, they slide horizontally. Their slender silhouette also creates a generous glass area that yields expansive views. Available with two or three glass panels, sliding windows are perfect for homes with ample horizontal space. In the United States, you can find sliding windows in both contemporary and classic architecture.

Bay & Bow

Bay windows feature three glass panels, with the central panel typically fixed and smaller side panels set at an angle. By contrast, bow windows combine three or more panels that are neatly fitted together to form an elegant curve. Both windows styles are available with seat board options for a cozy reading nook or a display area for plants or pottery. In addition to making a room feel more spacious, these windows can serve as a focal point that can dramatically transform the appearance of any home, no matter the architectural design.

Get Help From Replacement Window Experts

If you’re in the market for top-tier replacement windows, look to Dreamstyle Remodeling. As one of the premier home improvement companies in the Western United States, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you choose windows that will blend beautifully with your home’s architecture and suit both your functional needs and design tastes. We offer and install a huge selection of windows from the renowned manufacturer Marvin. For more information, or to schedule a free, informative consultation, contact Dreamstyle Remodeling today.

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