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“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books”.
-Walt Whitman


Windows are that part of your house which connects you with the world outside of your home while you are still wrapped in the coziness of your home. And a house without enough windows is truly incomplete. If you are of a creative mind you would know that it is that part of the house, sitting by which, your creative juices get activated and you are flooded with inspiration and ideas.

The window of your house lets the fresh air in, which in turn calms you and give peace to your mind. They make sure that their is no congestion in your house and even help in maintaining the temperature naturally.

Windows even do the great job of enhancing the aesthetics of your home; when you choose the right window according to the architecture of your home, they complement it and make it more attractive. Now that we are talking about appearance, it is important that you know the importance of cleaning. Window cleaning in Melbourne or anywhere else is very important to maintain the original charm of the windows.

There are many types of windows and in order to choose the perfect window for your home, you should know the different styles. Knowing these styles of windows will help you in taking an informed decision.

  1. Casement Windows: Before the sash windows came on the scene, the Casement windows were very popular, owing to their delicate charm. They are still very popular, especially in the European countries. These windows open like a door because of the operable panel which hangs on the hinge.

  2. Double-Hung Windows: The double-hung windows have two sashes in them. Unlike the casement windows, these sashes slide up and down. The window frame are made to aid the sliding of the sash. One great advantage of these windows is that while they are open, they don’t protrude on the inside or outside of the house.

  3. Bay Windows: These windows have the old world charm to them as they were used and installed in castles in the English Renaissance period. These windows are very stylish as well as useful. These windows allow the maximum sunlight to enter the house.

  4. Awning Windows: Awning windows are the windows which are vertically mounted with a hinge on the top. The hinge allows the window to be opened outside. These windows are great as they are designed in such a way that they let the breeze come in and keeps the debris at bay.

  5. Jalousie Window: Invented by Joseph W. Walker (from Massachusetts) in the 1900, the Jalousie windows can easily be associated with America as they are distinctively American in style. Their mechanism is somewhat like the Venetian blinds as it has strips of glass, and these strips open and close in unison.

  6. Slider Windows: Slider windows have a modern and contemporary feel to them and that is the reason they are often found in the modern and contemporary apartments and houses. These windows glide in the frame horizontally from side to side. Depending on the needs of the household, either one window can be operating or two.

  7. Bow Window: Like the bay windows, the Bow windows also have a classic look and feel. They suit the best in a house which has curved architecture. And this is the reason why they use more glass panels than the bay windows.


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