A home renovation is a great way to change the look and feel of your property . Depending on the extent of your renovation, there is a high chance that you will be looking to replace your windows and doors as part of your project. But, how do you go about choosing the ideal window style that best suits your renovation? If you select the wrong window styles you risk not achieving your desired look or style, you may not have enough natural light or fresh air and it can actually take away from your home’s appeal. Planning out which window styles are best for your home might be challenging, however, with the following steps, it doesn’t have to be.

To ensure that the window style chosen is best fitted to your new renovation, here are a few steps to follow:

1. Keep your interior design in mind

Window styles often depend on the interior design. The window style you choose should adequately reflect the design of your renovation. This simply means it is to match the style of both the interior and exterior design of your home. For instance, if you have an older home that you are restoring with a  renovation, you may want to consider windows that match this older style.

2. Select your window frame

The support structure around a window frame often determines how long the window will last, so it is essential that the selected window frame fits the renovation. Wooden window frames are not advisable for modern designs as they require consistent maintenance and do not match the modern design, Vinyl and fibreglass fromes are great options for both your modern windows and doors, because they are not easily damaged, and require minimal maintenance, they are also available in a wide range of colours.

3. Optimise energy efficiency 

If you are looking to save on your hydro bills, energy efficiency should be a category you pay attention to with your replacement windows and doors. Choosing window styles that will match your energy efficiency needs is suggested. Window styles like fixed/picture windows, casement and awning windows offer a seal that is impermeable to air. This in turn reduces both heat loss and gain, keeping your home a consistent, comfortable temperature.

4. Assess your lighting needs

NAtural lighting is one of the key benefits of a window. But, to get the ideal window style that offers a desired lighting to your home, you have to assess how much natural light you would like in each area of your home. To do this, consider the use of the room and the extent of brightness needed. There are many window styles that allow for plenty of natural light to enter the home, finding one that matches your design is the key.

5. Consider ventilation 

Window styles available today offer varying levels of ventilation. Understanding how much fresh air you would like to enter each room will help you select the perfect window style for each room of your home. Double hung windows are known for their ability to allow air in the top and bottom of the window, providing plenty of fresh air.

Renovations require a lot of planning and attention to detail to achieve the perfect result. Your window style choice has the ability to compliment or take away from your other renovations and your home’s aesthetics. Take you time when considering the best replacement windows for your home and if you have any questions reach out to you local windows and doors contractor for a professional opinion.