Window Styles | Find the right window for your home

Window Styles | Find the right window for your home

Your house was designed in a specific style and you can avoid a curb appeal mishap by choosing the right replacement windows to complement your home. This article will guide you in the right direction when choosing window styles that fit your home. 


Awning window illustration by Brennan Enterprises. Bay window illustration by Brennan Enterprises. Casement window style illustration by Brennan Enterprises. Double-hung window illustration from Brennan Enterprises Picture window illustration from Brennan Enterprises Single-hung window illustration from Brennan Enterprises Sliding window illustration from Brennan Enterprises 


The Cape Cod

Complementary windows for Cape Cod houses are double-hung and casement window houses. Brennan Enterprises, Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Double-hung
  • Casement with cottage-style grille

Popular window shapes or designs

  • It's common to see double hung windows with different height sashes on Cape Cod homes. Typically the top sash is talker than the lower sash.

The Craftsman

Complementary windows for craftsman style houses are double-hung and casement windows. Brennan Enterprises, replacement window dealer in Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Double-hung
  • Casement

Popular window shapes or designs

  • Craftsman windows are typically vertical in proportion meaning they are tall and grille patterns are also in vertical alignment.

American Farmhouse

Double-hung windows complement American Farmhouse style homes. Brennan Enterprises, replacement window dealer in Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Double-hung

Popular window shapes or designs

  • American Farmhouse windows are also vertical in proportion to another way to imagine this is as rectangular windows that are taller than they are wide.

Contemporary

Picture and casement windows are great options for contemporary style houses. Brennan Enterprises is a replacement window dealer and installation company in Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Picture
  • Casement
  • Sliding

Popular window shapes or designs

  • Windows on contemporary homes have a very simplistic look. Generally, they are marked by horizontal lines and asymmetrical placement meaning the windows very clearly align with each other in all directions. 

Colonial

Complementary windows for colonial style houses include double-hung, single-hung, and casement windows. Brennan Enterprises is a replacement window company based in North Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Double-hung
  • Single-hung
  • Casement

Popular window shapes or designs

  • Colonial windows are placed with equal spacing and in alignment, shutters are common add-ons for Colonial style homes.

Ranch

Picture windows and double-hung windows work really well on ranch style homes. Brennan Enterprises is a replacement window dealer in Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Picture
  • Double-hung
  • Bay and Bow
  • Sliding

Popular window shapes or designs

  • Ranch style homes tend to be long so wide rectangular windows work very well in this design.

Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern homes typically have casement and picture windows. This home also has a beautiful wood pivot door. Brennan Enterprises is a window replacement and exterior door dealer in Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Casement
  • Picture
  • Awning

Popular window shapes or designs

  • Windows in mid-century modern homes should be designed to provide an unobstructed view to the outdoors. In order to provide a clear view windows designs should avoid grids (or mullions) and in no way should double- or single-hung windows be used in these homes. 
  • SIDE NOTE: Check out that beautiful wooden pivot door on home in the photo! Learn more about pivot doors or view pivot doors on our website. 

Industrial Modern

Industrial Modern houses typically use casement and picture windows for a sleek design. Brennan Enterprises is a replacement window dealer in Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Casement
  • Picture
  • Sliding

Popular window shapes or designs

  • Unobstructed views and asymmetrical placement are signature features in modern design which is why casement and picture windows are popular choices for this style house. If your Industrial Modern has dark colors look for window vendors that provide dark exterior colors as options.

Mission Revival

Mission revival style houses are typically fitted with double-hung windows and casement windows. Brennan Enterprises is a window replacement company based in Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Double-hung
  • Casement

Popular window shapes or designs

  • Mission revival homes include specialty window shapes and often have grilles. Sometimes these grilles are square and span the entire window, however, it's also common to see grilles on only the upper sash.

Tudor

Casement and bay windows are popular on Tudor houses. Brennan Enterprises is a replacement window company in Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Casement
  • Bay

Popular window shapes or designs

  • A popular design for windows on Tudor style houses are tall and narrow windows with grid grilles. 

Prairie Style

Casement windows and sliding windows are popular on Prairie style houses. Brennan Enterprises is a window replacement company based in Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Casement
  • Sliding

Popular window shapes or designs

  • Unobstructed views are currently popular in window design, however, customized art glass is common in this style home and adds a nice stylistic touch.

Queen Anne, "Victorian"

Victorian houses typically have double-hung windows. Brennan Enterprises is a window replacement company in Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Double-hung

Popular window shapes or designs

  • Windows in Victorian style homes are typically rectangular in shape and are taller than wide. You'll often find that the upper sash in these windows are have decorative grilles, art glass, or colored glass. 

Spanish or Mediterranean

Tall and narrow casement windows are popular in Spanish and Mediterranean houses. Brennan Enterprises is a replacement windows company in Dallas, Texas

Complementary window styles

  • Casement

Popular window shapes or designs

  • Tall and narrow casement windows are a popular style for windows in Spanish and Mediterranean style homes. Rectangular grilles and arches are common designs for windows in these homes.

Split-level

There are many window style options for split-level homes. Brennan Enterprises is a replacement window company in Dallas, Texas.

Complementary window styles

  • Casement
  • Awning
  • Picture
  • Double-hung
  • Bay 

Popular window shapes or designs

  • Split-level homes have a very innovative design with staggered floor levels. Although there are many choices depending on the exact design of the home double-hung and picture windows are very common in these homes. 

So many houses! So many window options! Some styles are more common than others but some like the casement window and even the picture window can be designed with elements like grilles and custom art glass to replicate the look of other more traditional windows. 

Which windows you choose for your home is ultimately up to the constraints of your home and your own personal preference.

If you suspect but aren't certain that it's time to replace your windows check out this article on 5 Reasons to Replace Your Windows. Happy window shopping!

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