Our Renewal by Andersen of Long Island inspiration gallery has dozens of examples that show homeowners how creativity and replacement window designs work together to present a truly unique, stunning curb appeal for your home. From time to time we like to showcase past projects in our area, with permission from our satisfied homeowners, of course. We hope these photos of local homes will inspire you to set your own creativity in motion.
Mixing Replacement Window Shapes & Styles
It’s rare for us to install one single style of window throughout a home. Most homeowners prefer a mix of operable and fixed windows of different styles, depending upon the room and use. And, while some architectural styles naturally look better with similar shapes, combining clean, straight lines with curves and arches is perfectly acceptable in most situations.
A circle-top specialty window installed above a beautiful double-hung window adds a splash of interest and expands your opportunities to bring in more natural light. One of the advantages of designing custom replacement windows is that you control how much detail you want to add. If you have a spectacular view in your living room, you may prefer to use a large picture window or add a bay or bow window. Want to draw attention to a special feature of your home? Consider installing grilles.
The two links below take you to examples of circle-top windows mounted over double-hung styles, one with grilles and one without. By the way, circle-top replacement windows aren’t just for those gorgeous double-hung styles, we also install specialty windows above contemporary sliding doors and all of our popular window styles.
Check out this photo of a circle top over a sliding window in a home we helped remodel on the east end of Long Island.
As you can see in this photo of a home we remodeled in East Moriches, circle-top windows look great over a single window, or spanning the full width of side-by-side double-hung windows to create an oversized view.
Bay window designs are flexible enough to replace a patio door or a row of casement windows positioned higher off the ground. By comparing the two bay configurations below, you can see how color and trim width impact the tone and mood in your rooms.
In this first example, four double-hung windows create a large viewing area with an ample ledge suitable for creating extra seating, a sunny place for indoor plants or extra storage.
By choosing a light-colored painted surface over the warm wood finish in the first example, the homeowner who designed this bay window created a serene mood and opted for extra floor space over more seating or storage. You’ll also notice the homeowner chose a three panel design. The design features a fixed center window flanked by two double-hung replacement windows. Installing the same grille pattern on all panels gives the room a polished, pulled together look and feel.
Sometimes picture windows aren’t picture windows at all. Thinking outside the box can lead to beautiful spaces. When someone says they’ve installed a picture window, most of us get an image of a large fixed window in a den or living room. Here, a creative application transforms an entryway with a large picture window transom on a home in St. James. You could choose to create this window with beautiful pattern glass, one of the five Low-E ENERGY STAR certified glass choices in our portfolio, for your picture window, which allows ample sunlight to come in without compromising your privacy. Patterned glass serves as a decorative element, increases overall energy-efficiency in the home and brightens the entrance naturally.
Creating a wall of windows is one of the most impressive replacement window designs you’ll see that fits well in diverse environments. Whether your view overlooks the water or you have a home in the suburbs, a wall of glass looks grand and inviting. Below are links to two window walls, one design teams up the elegance of traditional hinged French patio doors with easy-slide Frenchwood Gliding patio doors and the other one demonstrates how to showcase a spectacular view with a row of casement replacement windows.
What’s Your Picture? Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Windows Help You Create Perfect Spaces
No two homes are exactly the same and no two homeowners have the same vision and decorating goals. That’s why we dedicate a personal replacement window specialist to work with each homeowner when they’re ready to install new windows. We hope these photos have inspired you to take the first step in your journey toward updating your home with high-performance, energy efficient replacement windows and patio doors from Renewal by Andersen of Long Island. Just pick up the phone and call us toll-free at 1-877-313-9052 or fill in the short form on this page to schedule an in-home consultation.