Homeowners looking to improve their home will likely think about getting replacement windows and doors, especially when the ones they are using are already old and damaged. Sometimes, however, homeowners will feel stuck when making choices because of one thing: matching windows and doors.
Should They Match?
There are a variety of window and door styles. Patio doors like French doors are considered exterior doors that give homeowners access to their back porch or yard. These doors let a lot of light into the home and give homeowners an unobstructed view of what’s outside.
You might be tempted to fuss about what kind and style of window you should install in your home so that it would match your patio door. You may think about getting picture windows, casement windows and the like, but worry that they might not make a good match because they look different.
What homeowners need to realize is that when it comes to this, it’s all about preference. There’s no hard and fast rule that says this patio door should go with this window. Homeowners should feel free to choose windows and patio doors, and decide whether they will look the same or not.
What’s important here is that homeowners should choose patio doors and windows that are a great match for their home’s style:
- Traditional homes look best with double-hung, transom and bay and bow style windows as well as wooden or wood-stained doors.
- Craftsman homes use doors made from solid wood and can feature decorative stained glass windows.
- Contemporary homes make use of casement windows as well as sliding or gliding windows.
- Victorian homes normally have ornate designs. This home style looks great with double-hung, arched, transom, bay or bow and fixed windows, and units with custom shapes.
- Spanish- or Mediterranean-style homes commonly feature window walls and arched windows, with wooden or wrought-iron window grilles.
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