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January 15, 2018 0

Our windows contribute greatly to our everyday pleasure. Sure, they are very much needed for practical purposes (like keeping out the elements, intruders, vermin, and bugs…), but a significant part of their function is to add character to our homes! They frame our views and convey our level of warmth. And, if you are planning to update and replace your current windows, you should check out these helpful tips from the pros here at Brock Doors and Windows so you can match the right replacement windows with your home’s style!

Style: Traditional
This style is a mixture of a few different styles ranging from simplistic to classic architectural. So, colonial and “Cape Cod” style homes fall under the traditional umbrella. Usually, we find these homes structured by stone or brick or top-to-bottom horizontal siding, adorned with symmetry (complementing windows and centered entry doors). Windows to match this style are double-hung, bay or bow, and casement windows with traditional patterned grilles. Wood or faux wood frames best suit this style!

Style: Contemporary

Contemporary is all about the present. It is best characterized by clean lines and asymmetrical designs (a stark contrast to the traditional style). Light and airiness is often the goal, so skylight windows are an excellent addition! Sliding, fixed picture, and casement windows work nicely. 

Style: Cottage

This house style is all about the charm and nostalgia of feeling “at home.” Cottage homes can be all sorts of shapes and layouts; they can be one level or multi-level (though many stick to one level with—perhaps—a small second floor). The charm begins at the front gate: a classic white picket fence and stone walk-up. The perfect Brock windows for this style are double-hung, awning, and customized fixed picture windows. Imagine a large circular window above the large spread of windows in the kitchen for added natural light! Or, rows of classic double-hung windows for each bedroom with ceiling-height awning windows for added beauty!

Style: Victorian
Victorian homes often have features like wrap-around porches, columns, chimneys, and steep roofs. They are usually multi-story and have beautiful detailing along geometric edges and corners. This style home looks lovely with double-hung, transom, arched, and bay or bow windows.

Style: Mediterranean

This style was heavily influenced by Spanish, French, and Italian settlers. A Mediterranean home is known for its stucco exterior, arched doorways, multiple balconies, and terra cotta roofs. Windows which match this home style often include wood or wrought-iron grilles. Popular styles include arched windows above floor-to-ceiling windows with dramatic drapery.

What style home do you have and how can Brock Doors and Windows help enhance it with our quality replacement windows on Brampton, Ontario? Remember, your windows contribute greatly to your everyday life. They should function the way you need them to and beautifully match the style and design of your unique Toronto home. Our professionals look forward to working with you very soon!

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