Picture windows are large, non-operating windows often found in family rooms and other shared living spaces. They are specifically designed to take advantage of picturesque views and pull in as much natural light as possible. Picture windows can be built in most any size or shape and can be mulled together with operating windows.
Ditch the Sash
The sash is the part of the window that moves, and even though the majority of picture windows don’t open, they still have sashes—it’s just that the sashes are sealed shut. The reason for this is that picture windows are easier to manufacture that way, and by adding sashes, the profile and sightlines of a picture window will match the windows around it. But sometimes matching nearby windows isn’t important. When that’s the case, you can choose a direct gaze picture window that can maximize views and the amount of light you welcome in.
Not Just for Living Rooms
When most people think about picture windows, they imagine beautiful views from a family room or a well-lit dining room. But who says that large windows can only be enjoyed in shared spaces? There’s no reason you can’t open up more intimate settings like a bedroom or even a bathroom.
Corner Window Design Ideas
As the name suggests, corner windows are specifically designed to occupy the outside corner of a home. Compared to two standard windows installed adjacently near the edge of a corner, an integrated corner window delivers more glass in the same amount of space. While corner windows do require special framing techniques up front, the elimination of corner support structures and traditional trim elements opens up the corner of a room to a unique panoramic experience.
Create a Nook
We now spend almost 90% of our time indoors. Building spaces into our homes that create a strong connection with the outdoors can create a feeling of calm and enhance our sense of well-being. A corner window can be the perfect way to create a space that pulls you outdoors into a bright sunny day or immerses you in a gentle spring rain. A corner window nook can be that quiet place where you spend time rejuvenating, have meditative moments, enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend, or share precious time and create lasting memories with your family.