Eyes Of the Home - Clarifying Window Types and Styles

As some say, eyes are a window into the soul. Similarly, windows are the eyes of the home. There are myriad styles of windows - some architecturally structured while others are just details within the windows themselves. Read more to learn about some of our most common types and styles that our homeowners select.

Architectural Designs including Windows: 

Clerestory

A portion of a roof that extends vertically above adjacent rooftops that has windows which allow daylight to the interior space below, typically a family room.

Clerestory Windows on home
 

Dormer Options
A dormer is a roofed structure containing one or more windows. There are a few different types of dormers: gabled is the most popular in farmhouse styles, as below. A shed dormer generally has a few more windows, we add two or three 2' windows to most shed dormers. An eyebrow dormer can have a rounded or a triangular shape as well, depending on the desired architectural style.
 
Gabled Dormers: 
Gabled Dormer Windows
 
Shed Dormers:

Shed Dormer Windows on home

Eyebrow Dormers: 
Eyebrow Dormer windows

Cupola
A small enclosed structure with windows or openings that sits above the adjacent roofline. Used as a lookout, lantern tower, or adjoined to a balcony or widow's walk as seen below, a cupola adds vertical architectural interest and function to a home.
 
Cupola windows on custom home

Bay or Boxed Windows
A window, or set of windows, that is projected outward from an exterior wall is referred to as either a boxed or bay window. While the bay window is typically one window unit that has individual windows connected (or mulled) together, you can also separate the windows to save on cost. 
 
Bay Window: 
Bay Windows on New home
 
Boxed Window:
Boxed Window on custom home


Window Styles and Designs: 

Below are frequent style designs for custom homes. Whether it is adjoining two or more windows together, adding light or interest with various shapes, the windows can be as reflective of taste and design as the homeowner chooses!

Mulled Fixed Windows (non-operable): 
Mulled window in bathroom
Mulled Single-hung windows (operable):
Mulled Single-hung windows in kitchen
Butted Glass Panels (with custom transoms above):
Butted Glass Panels in custom home
Transom Windows in Shower: 

Transom Windows in Shower

Rounded Transom Windows: 

Rounded Transom Windows


Non-mulled windows cased as one unit:

Non-mulled windows


Window Grid Pattern Options: 

Prairie Grid Design Windows in Almond Vinyl: 
Prairie Grid Design Windows
Prairie Grid Design Windows in White Vinyl: 
Prairie Grid Design Windows in White Vinyl
Prairie Grid Design Windows in Dark Bronze Vinyl: 

Prairie Grid Design Windows in Dark Bronze Vinyl

Divided Lite Traditional Grid Windows in White with Cedar Accents: 
Divided Lite Traditional Grid Windows in White
Divided Lite Traditional Grid Windows in White with Trim Accents: 
Divided Lite Traditional Grid Windows in White
Custom Designed banks of Open-pane windows: 
Custom Designed banks of Open-pane windows
Open pane (no-grid) Windows above a Sliding Door Unit:
Open pane (no-grid) Windows
Craftsman Grid Windows in White Vinyl: 

Craftsman Grid Windows in White Vinyl

Craftsman Grid Marvin Signature Windows in Black Fiberglass:

Craftsman Grid Marvin Signature Windows in Black Fiberglass

Arched Windows in Almond Vinyl 4 over 4 grid pattern: 

Arched Windows in Almond Vinyl

Arched Windows in Almond Vinyl Divided Lite grid pattern: 

Arched Windows in Almond Vinyl