If you think about it, it makes sense for window manufacturers to produce windows with standard sizes and dimensions. These windows are designed to fit into rough opening sizes in most homes. When it comes to choosing the right window size for a room, there are plenty of factors to consider. One critical factor you have to think about is the size of the window. It helps, therefore, to know how to determine window size for a room.
To help you choose the right window size, here are some considerations to keep in mind:
1. Window Sill Height
The sill height is how far the base of the window is off the ground. Egress windows need to function as an exit in case of emergency, and building codes generally say sill height should be no more than 44 inches. Usually, bedrooms are the only rooms required to have one egress window. The sill height on other windows can vary depending on the functionality.
2. Architectural Style
The first thing you need to think about is how you want your home to look from the outside as well as the inside. Since this is largely a personal choice, there are no hard and fast rules. That is why it is important to prioritize window sizes and styles that complement the overall style of your home. A consultation with a designer can help you figure out the style of your home and the best windows for it.
3. Window Head Height
If there’s too much space between the ceiling and the window head, that would result in less natural light, which is not an ideal design if you’re planning to install energy-efficient windows. Leaving too little space, on the other hand, doesn’t provide enough room for curtain rods and other window treatments you might need.
4. Window Width-to-Height Proportion
This mostly comes down to the types of windows you choose, the operation and the distribution of weight. You also want to choose the length and width of your windows according to their proportion to other elements inside as well as outside your house. For the best possible results, it is always recommended that you communicate your needs to your window contractor.
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