At Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey, we’ve noticed some common themes in the questions we’re asked. What kind of windows are best for my home? How will installing replacement windows affect my curb appeal? Are those windows going to look weird in my (Colonial, Cape Cod, Craftsman style) house?
While we work with our homeowners to select appropriate window styles based on their home’s architectural design and age, your home should also reflect your personality. Window designs allow you to enhance certain features of your façade, accentuate architectural elements and create a unique appearance that reflects your home and your personality.
What’s Your Home Style Saying About Your Personality?
If you gravitate toward homes with shuttered windows, full, wide porches and two-stories, you might be a Colonial Revival kind of homeowner. Add symmetry and classic, timeless features and you’re definitely a CR personality.
Your home says you appreciate tradition, organization and at least some degree of formality – although it doesn’t have to be rigid and uninviting.
Our design team may recommend you explore traditional replacement window styles and accessories. Think traditional check rails with straight edges and double-hung windows. You may prefer traditional French patio door styles over contemporary sliding doors.
Of course, you can create an appropriate closed-window appearance with grilles if you prefer a casement window style, as long as you create a symmetrical façade with similar sized and same-shaped windows as a dominate feature.
If clean, crisp lines and modern architecture are more your style, you might prefer Mid-Century dwellings with low, flat roofs.
Your friends know you as a fun, light-hearted person who finds beauty in simplicity. Simplicity does not mean boring. Interior décor varies widely among New Jersey residents who live in Mid-Century homes. You may find vibrant colors and funky furniture, a simple tone-on-tone design, or a more industrial decorating scheme just beyond the front door.
Typically, Mid-Century Modern architecture is characterized by rows of windows that allow sunlight to pour into your home. Unadorned casement windows have clean lines that match the architectural style perfectly. Replacing smaller windows, installed higher on the wall and under the flat roofline, with awning replacement windows will give you more opportunities to improve air circulation without disrupting the design flow.
When prominent columns and arches catch your eye, you’re likely drawn toward the romantic, 19th-century Italian-inspired homes more often than ranch styles. Other clues this is your style – you strongly favor artistic flourishes and bracketed cornice detailing.
Your home says you value visual elements that make your house feel like a home. A peek inside might reveal crystal beads and sun-catchers near windows and sumptuous romantic colors scattered throughout your rooms along with family photos and special mementoes – perhaps examples of your own arts and crafts projects.
Whether you’re installing a bay window or one of our other replacement window styles, grille options allow you to add a touch of whimsy and romance to your view. Our prairie grille layout is a favorite among our customers for want to add picturesque embellishments.
Designing for Energy-Efficiency and Performance
We realize that people buy a particular home for a variety of reasons. Maybe you chose your home because you liked the school district. Maybe you inherited your home and didn’t choose the dwelling, rather through circumstances, it chose you.
Some of our New Jersey neighbors are living in starter homes, while others have chosen a home where they plan to raise their children and continue living in the home throughout their retirement years.
All these variables play a role in the decisions you make when designing replacement windows and patio doors. While we may recommend certain window styles based on your preferences, we’ll also give you fact-based information that will help you protect your investment. Then, it’s up to you to decide which options are best for you and your family.
With seven basic window styles, four standard grille layouts, and dozens of color combinations for frames and trim, not to mention hardware choices we’re certain you can design replacement windows that express your personality and showcase the best architectural features of your home.
Our line of ENERGY STAR certified glass options all have energy-efficient features to help you reduce your utility bills, control light levels and improve comfort. We also offer four patterned glass options for areas where you’d like more privacy and heat-treated glass that is four times stronger than standard glass.
Let Your Personality Shine Through With Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey Replacement Windows and Patio Doors
Whether you’re looking for windows that speak to your romantic side or you prefer something more traditional, our consultants are here to help you express yourself and improve your view. Give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 or take a moment to fill in the short form on this page to schedule a personal in-home consultation at your convenience.
Check out this post for more information on replacement windows for different home architectural styles.