The Best Types of Windows to Use in Different Rooms of a Home

Feb 11, 2020

“When investing in new windows, the quality of the product and simplicity of maintenance, including the ability to clean them easily, are central aspects of your buying decision. Other factors to consider are the function, type, and style of window in relation to its location in your home,” said Scott Cline, owner of J&B Construction. “Collectively, these factors will directly impact lighting, indoor temperature, and ventilation. Every room in your home serves specific needs, so the windows you choose should help fulfill them.” What are the best windows for different rooms of a home?

When selecting new windows for your kitchen, a convenient feature to consider involves hardware and operation. For instance, you want to be able to open a window in the event you trigger the smoke detector. “Therefore, casement windows are an ideal choice, as they are simple to open and close with the use of a hand crank,” Scott said. “Plus, they offer ample lighting and are highly energy efficient.”

Living Rooms

The living room is often considered a home’s focal point, so the view is especially crucial. That is why you’ll want to think about incorporating bay or bow windows into this room. A bay window typically consists of three or more windows, which are corner angled, while a bow window consists of four or more windows that feature curves. “Both window types work wonders for opening up a room, as they extend beyond the wall and allow generous amounts of light to shine through them,” said Scott.


In bathrooms, you want windows to provide sufficient ventilation and privacy. The windows in this space will need to be functional, so sliding, single-hung, or double-hung windows are recommended. Additionally, the ability to ventilate the space will help inhibit mold growth. “For increased privacy, it’s advised to opt for a frosted glass finish on the windows,” he said.

“Ventilation and lighting are the primary considerations for bedroom windows,” Scott said. Many people often sleep with their windows cracked open as cool, fresh air aids their sleep. So, casement or double-hung windows work well in this space. Casement windows can either open inward or outward, while double-hung windows are comprised of two vertical, adjustable panels. “Both window types offer abundant daylight, but for even more lighting, skylights can be installed in the bedroom for an elegant touch,” he said.

Every room in your home is unique, as each space serves a particular purpose. Since living rooms function as the heart of a home where families gather as well as entertain guests, the view is of the utmost significance here. Conversely, ventilation is vital in the bedroom for healthy sleep quality. “When shopping for new windows, you’ll want to take your personal preferences into account as well as weigh the functions of individual rooms with various window features,” said Cline.

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