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We all love light and designers say that there is no limit to natural light for living spaces; the more – the better. In this article we will discuss four main windows types and explain their pros and cons to find the best windows for a perfect sunroom project.
Light should always come with fresh air, and this is where casement windows are the best option. Owing to their opening positions, casement windows can catch the biggest amounts of fresh air, side breezes, and of course light much easier if compared to other window types.
If you want your kitchen to become a sunroom then casement windows should be your number one choice as they are regularly used for hard-to-reach places.
The only thing you need to beware of with casement windows is their age, because old casement options usually suffer from rust which eventually may lead to the destruction of the window in general. However, such disadvantage is completely removed in high-quality casement windows.
Designers advise to use awning windows for rooms with a lot of space, because they look perfect when used in columns or if you put them above the patio doors. As a rule, awning windows are used in rooms that need to be filled with fresh air but where the privacy is the main concern.
The only disadvantage of awning windows, that is usually hidden, is their ability of collecting much dust and dirt, which means they require more frequent cleaning.
Exactly this type of modern windows allows the maximum of light and fresh air into the house. They help create a peaceful and open feeling inside the house. As bay windows are usually installed instead of the whole walls in the room and that they open on both sides, they provide the best air circulation in the room. Moreover, these windows can perfectly add unique character to any interior design. Professional designers use bay windows mostly for balconies that are transformed into a part of the room. They look perfect as corner windows which can be finished with chic curtains for a cozier effect.
The slider windows are one of the most popular options for sunrooms. They have moveable panels that allow a lot of fresh air and so light into the room. These windows are perfect if you want to have unobstructed view in the room and at the same time maximum ventilation. Another perfect advantage of sliding windows is that they are very easy to clean on both sides which significantly decrease the cleaning time of the house in general.
The only disadvantage that can be found in these windows is the crank operated counterpart which in some way decreases energy efficiency of these window type.
In the article above we described four most popular types of windows used by designers and ordinary people to create sunrooms and to add unique character to a room and house in general. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, but to draw the final line remember the following: for hard-to-reach spaces use casement windows; for full-wall windows choose awning options; bay windows are ideal for after-balcony spaces which require more comfort and coziness to be added; and slider windows are a perfect choice if you want maximum light and the least maintenance problems.