The Best Window Styles for Modern Homes
If you’ve driven past some new-construction homes recently, you probably noticed a difference in the style compared to older houses. Not only is the term ‘modern’ used to describe the state of the house, but it is now a classification. If you’re jumping on board and building your own custom home or are looking to make updated improvements to your existing structure, you may be curious about which windows best suit these modern homes. While the specific styles really depend on the house itself, here are some of the most popular options being used:
A big theme with modern homes is minimalism, and sliding windows definitely fall under this category. Since they’re typically constructed with thinner frames and not much hardware or other components, sliding windows are an ideal choice for modern homes. This style would work especially well in the kitchen and bedrooms.
Less is more for many of these updated homes, so many times people try to forgo windows with grids or check rails in the middle. A style that often doesn’t have either of these is a casement window. They are hinged at the side and swing out rather than sliding, so there is just one pane of glass with no lines or grids running through it. And since casement windows are excellent ventilators, they’re frequently used in kitchens.
Nothing says minimal like a window that doesn’t open. Picture windows are fixed and do not slide or swing open, therefore making them an ideal choice for modern homes. Plus, these large windows work especially well with the open concept found in these types of houses and help make the space feel bigger. You might consider adding them to the front rooms, such as living areas or dens.
Classic homes had classic window shapes: rectangles. Nowadays, however, there are houses being built with sloped roofs, angled walls, and other unique elements. So, you may need specialty windows to match the one-of-a-kind architecture of your modern home. You can have replacement windows custom-crafted into virtually any shape, including trapezoids, triangles, circles, octagons, and more.
You won’t have to search far for any of these window styles; you can find all of them at RBA of Greater Wisconsin. We install all of the window styles mentioned above, even specialty windows, to ensure homeowners can find the ideal options for their homes. And as a full-service window replacement company, we will handle every step of the process for you. From custom-ordering your windows to expertly installing them, RBA of Greater Wisconsin has it covered.
We’re also proud to be an affiliate of Renewal by Andersen® and install windows from this industry-leading manufacturer. Whichever window styles you choose, they will be crafted using high-performance, Low-E glass and composite frames. This RBA-exclusive material called Fibrex® is made with real wood fibers and can be customized in a wide array of colors and finishes.
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Whether you’re building a new home or trying to modernize your existing one, RBA of Greater Wisconsin is happy to help with our outstanding windows and installation services. Contact us today to discuss our options more in depth and find the best windows for your modern home.