The Different Styles of Windows That Are Ideal for Your Home July 7, 2016 Shopping around for replacement windows for your Toronto area home can be exciting. It can also feel a bit overwhelming at times. There are many different styles, manufacturers, and prices with regard to replacement windows. While the prices are going to vary depending on the manufacturer, the styles are generally consistent from one manufacturer to another. It’s a good idea to have a decent understanding about the various styles of replacement windows. Getting the same windows you already have. Many homeowners make a common mistake of simply choosing the same style and size windows they already have in place when they choose to completely renovate their home. This misses out on a wonderful opportunity to not only change the look and layout of their home, but also the lighting and general appearance of every room in their house. The most common styles of replacement windows. Even though there are many different styles of replacement windows, the most common happen to be double hung, casement, picture, bay, and bow. A double hung window is your traditional window that may open by sliding up or down, depending on the type of window you have. This is the most common window you’ll find in most homes around the country. A casement window is a style that opens along a hinge, usually outward. Basement windows are commonly casement style windows, but they can also be found as part of bow or bay windows. A picture window is a singular pain of glass, usually quite large, that cannot be opened. The goal of this is to create a picturesque scene beyond the window. You might find these in living rooms or other rooms that want to capitalize not only on natural lighting, but the view outside. A bay window is one that consists of two narrow windows that angle away from the house and a larger one, similar to a picture window, connecting the two. Bay and bow windows can create the illusion of more space in just about any room and are ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, and even family rooms. A bow window consists of a series of smaller windows, some of which can be opened in a casement style. If you want to learn more about replacement windows, contact Platinum Windows and Doors and speak to a knowledgeable representative. The more you know about the various styles, sizes, and options available to you, the easier it’s going to be to make the right decision for your home, your budget, and your family.