Bungalow style homes are sought-after for their modest size and low-key vibe. They are one of the most common home styles that emerged from the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. A shallow pitched roof and a mixture of materials such as brick, shingles, and siding all merge to create this great style. Their distinct features, including a generous front porch with expressive structural components like rafters, brackets and columns are common.
Bungalows are perfect for seaside living and have a restful feel to them. Even if these gems aren’t located on a beach, they still provide a peaceful haven that exudes character in its details. One of the most important features of the Bungalows are their windows. So, when there are signs windows need replacing, do it promptly to avoid problems.
Bungalow style homes have worked well for the American family. Their character, stylish simplicity and sound construction combine to create the perfect place to call home. As one of the most popular home styles in Portland, Bungalows have lots of windows, and replacing them adds to your home’s beauty.
When you restore a Bungalow style home, emphasize the window frames and add flair to your home’s architecture while keeping true to the beauty that marks the Bungalow style. Here’s what to look for.
1. Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows with stained wood interiors are predominant in Bungalow style homes. These practical windows create the ideal ventilation for your home. They open from the top down and from the bottom up, giving your airflow direction: hot air from inside your home goes out the top of the window, while fresh air from the outdoors flows in from the bottom of the window. Save on utilities with the fabulous ventilation double hung windows provide your home.
Their ease of cleaning adds to their sensible nature, with tilt-in features for both the top and bottom sash. Avoid the need to hire a window cleaner for your second-floor windows with gorgeous double hung windows that you can clean from the comfort of your home interior.
2. Single Hung Windows
The timeless, genuine look of single hung windows works well with a Bungalow style home. If you are restoring the historic look of your Bungalow home, single hung windows add to the charm and create a period-specific authentic look.
3. Casement windows
Popular casement windows offer great looks for your Bungalow home. They are hinged on one side and open outward from the turn of a handle. Their expansive views and outwards opening feature allow an abundance of natural light into your home along with fresh air. Durable casement windows maximize your home’s energy efficiency and look fabulous on a Bungalow style home.
4. Awning windows
For great ventilation and versatility, get awning windows for your Bungalow home. These beauties hinge at the top and swing outward from the bottom to allow airflow into your dwelling. They are small and give you options in your window placement. They work well high on a wall, above or below another window, or over your door. Also known as retractable windows, awning windows add character to your home.
5. Bay Windows
Open the space within your Bungalow by installing a bay window. Their large size pairs well with the humble size of a Bungalow home. They maximize your home’s wall space, and their generous window sizes allow an abundance of refreshing natural light to come teeming into your home interior. Enjoy greater views of the outdoors from your kitchen with a gorgeous bay window. Create a window seat for some chill time, or shimmy your table close in proximity to the gorgeous views out your bay window.
When it comes to the color of your window frames, traditional Bungalow style embraces warm earthy colors (browns, greens, burgundies, and yellows) or stained wood frames in your home interior. The window frame and sash are typically one color. The window trim is a contrasting color. The home’s siding color is close to the color of the window frame. Some homeowners choose to stick with a coastal vibe by painting the interior frames of their windows.
Bungalow style homes call for distinct design elements to enhance the home’s character. Most commonly used on the top third of Bungalow style windows, window grilles add visual interest to windows and come in a variety of styles. The Lite Prairie or Prairie look gives your windows an extra rectangular design between the glass, keeping the cleaning of the windows easy. These simplistic looks give the ideal complement to a Bungalow style home.
The benefits of home window replacement
Worn out windows leak your hard-earned heating and air conditioning right out the window. Get gorgeous replacement windows and enjoy a variety of advantages such as:
- Fabulous looks—Enhance your home’s curb appeal with replacement windows. Enjoy improved aesthetics both outside and inside your home. You can also pick new, colorful shutters to make your home stand out even more!
- Increased resale value—Get a substantial return on your investment when you resell your home. Attract more buyers for your home with gorgeous, durable, new windows.
- Low maintenance—Enjoy the tilt-in features of popular double hung windows that make cleaning them a breeze. Skip the need to hire professional window cleaners by cleaning even your second floor windows from inside your home. Get between the glass grilles that add visual interest to your window design, and offer you simplicity when it comes to window cleaning.
- Increased safety and security—Today’s locking mechanisms and glass options prioritize your family’s safety and security. Regardless of your location, smart home applications let you know if your windows are closed and locked for added security.
- Improved energy efficiency—Enjoy energy savings on your utilities with highly insulating ENERGY STAR rated window replacements.
Lifetime Exteriors protects home exteriors the right way. We install durable, low-maintenance, eco-friendly windows for your home, multi-family, or commercial property. If you are looking into a window replacement, we invite you to get an estimate with us today.