Customizing Impact Windows for Aesthetic Appeal

A home is more than just a place to rest your head, it’s meant to be your sanctuary. It’s the place you feel most comfortable either alone or with family and friends. To achieve this level of comfort and satisfaction in the home, a little design and décor is always needed. This is how you personalize the space, making it unique to you and your style.

One area of customization that homeowners don’t always think about is windows. Yes, they serve a function, but they are much more than that. If you’re looking for a way to elevate the feel and look of your house, customized impact windows could be the way to go. And because you are customizing the design, it will work with any existing decor and style.

Here, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know regarding customizing impact windows while ensuring aesthetic appeal.

Choose Impact Windows to Take Advantage of Several Features

Before we get too deep into the customization options and considerations, it’s important to point out just how many advantages impact windows offer. If you’ve been on the fence and are having a hard time choosing between standard windows and impact windows, this list could help.

Some of the best ways that impact windows benefit homeowners include:

  • They offer superior insulation, which helps with heating and cooling the home. There is less heat transfer year-round, which means the furnace and air conditioning units don’t have to work as hard. This results in money savings on utility bills.
  • Impact windows offer better UV protection in the home, which means the sun is less damaging to things like carpeting, furniture, paint on the walls and even your skin.
  • They increase the property’s value. If you plan to sell your home, you’ll undoubtedly want to get top dollar, and upgrading to impact windows can certainly help with that. This is a highly coveted feature that can give your property a competitive edge over other listings.
  • Impact windows do a great job at noise reduction, making the home environment quieter and more enjoyable.
  • Impact windows are impact resistant, which is especially important in areas that commonly see severe weather patterns such as tropical storms, hurricanes, and tornados. Even the frames are more durable than that of standard windows. Impact windows are shatterproof, so you don’t have to worry about glass breaking and becoming a projectile.

Do You Want to Stick with the Same Window Dimensions?

The size of a window affects not only how much light gets into a room but also changes the space’s overall feel. If your windows are smaller than the standard size, you may want to consider renovating and making them bigger. Installing standard-size windows improves aesthetics and can make the space feel more open, bright, and bigger overall.

Create Better Symmetry in the Home with New Windows

Some homes also have issues with symmetry, such as windows that aren’t the same size in a particular room. Again, this is your chance to address those issues before installing the impact windows.

Then, there is installing a window from scratch, meaning there isn’t an existing window you are replacing. This is a much bigger job, so you’ll need to hire a contractor. Adding windows in the home can ultimately be a great design choice though, so it’s worth having a plan drawn up for your consideration.

Window Trim Can Be Customized to Match the Design Style

A mistake homeowners often make is assuming that window trim is standard across the board and that you don’t have any choices in this category. That couldn’t be further from the truth. You can choose from different styles, materials, and even color. Some homes like a more classic and traditional feeling window trim, whereas others are going for a sleek modern design.

If you want the rooms to feel cohesive and flow smoothly, opt for the same style and design throughout. If you like the idea of variety and architectural interest, don’t be afraid to step outside the box and blend different styles. The results will be unique to your home.

The Style Can Be Vastly Different

Shopping around for windows means you need to know the terminology. Not all windows are the same. There are casements, single-hung, horizontal railing, and fixed architecture. If you don’t like the current type, you may be able to do some home renovations and switch to something that better suits the home’s style. Some of these styles feel more elegant and sophisticated than others.

Choose the Style Based on What Meets Your Needs

Casement windows are an example of how these styles vary and have different benefits. These are known for being easy to open and allowing in the maximum amount of light. They also tend to work great in small areas, such as a stairwell or a small room where other styles may not make sense from a design standpoint.

Window Coverings Finish the Look

After making all the big choices regarding the customized impact windows, you can finish the look with window coverings. Again, staying consistent throughout is important, picking a style that can be carried through each room. You can change the fabric and color, but stick to the same design.

Ideally, you want to pick a style of window covering that complements that particular room. Perhaps it helps to bring out the windows’ architectural design features, works with the decor, or just adds interest to the space. You can pick and choose what works for each room of the house.

A Huge Selection of Window Coverings Available 

Some of the popular types of window coverings you can use to customize the look of your impact windows include:

  • Blinds
  • Blackout curtains
  • Sheers
  • Shutters
  • Roman shades
  • Drapes
  • Pleated Shades
  • Bamboo shades
  • Wood blinds

Each has a different design appeal and offers varying degrees of privacy and the ability to block out light.

We’re Here to Help You with a Customized Impact Window Design

Are you ready to change up the look of your home and feel like windows could be the perfect place to start? If so, give us a call at 305 925 0818 for a free consultation on custom impact windows. We’ll do everything we can to make the process smooth and simple, ensuring customized impact windows are a wise investment for your home.

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