Each different design that windows come in has its own unique name to be able to identify it. Most of the time, the name of the window design matches the name of the architecture of the homes that they were usually found on.
For example, Farmhouse windows were so named because there were usually found on homes in the Midwest that were being created under a new style of architecture that was later to be called Farmhouse style.
Today these Farmhouse windows are actually very popular on homes, including those with different architecture styles other than the original Farmhouse style where they started.
What Do Farmhouse Windows Look Like?
Farmhouse windows are the windows a child would draw when they are drawing a picture of a house. They are tall, narrow windows that are usually double hung, but can also be fixed. Their grille pattern consists of a single grille vertically dividing the top pane of glass and then another vertical grille in the bottom pane of glass.
Basically, Farmhouse windows are a very simple design which matched the Farmhouse style homes that they were originally installed in.
Are Farmhouse Windows Just Made of Wood?
The original Farmhouse style windows were made with wood frames, but are now made with many different types of materials and even in many different colors, like:
- Forest Green
- Cocoa Bean
- Dove Grey
- Red Rock
So you don’t have to settle for old looking windows, just because you like the old design of the Farmhouse window. You can have the modern materials that withstand the weather, the color you want, and the Farmhouse design all in one window.
Are Farmhouse Windows Only Available in This Simple Design?
The simple design of the window is what makes a window a Farmhouse window. But, there are little changes that can be made to them to make them little more uniquely yours.
A typical Farmhouse window has a 4.5” to 5.5” trim around it and a 1.75” sill nose. To make it a little more decorative you do have the option of extending the sill nose, extending the head trim or even adding a cornice above the window. You can make all these changes or you can opt to only do one or two of them.
If you have any questions or would like to see more of our Farmhouse style windows, contact us today.