In this post, the second in a series I am doing on wooden windows, I wanted to explore the changes you could make in your home, when you are doing a home makeover or improvements. Using some real life photographs from a house that used beautiful Wooden Window Alliance wooden windows in its refurbishment, so giving you a true indication of the impact your window choices can have.
So here is what the house looked like from the outside initially :
To give you an idea of the how the rooms looked from the inside, this is how the living room looked before :
I think you would agree it looks dark (even with those large windows) and very dated.
In choosing wood, or wood-based windows and doors will bring out the beauty and quality of your home. They have a very ‘real’ and tactile feel to them. Bespoke wood windows can be like a beautiful piece of furniture. You can see this quite plainly by comparing the image below with the first image. Rather than the dark wooden panelling that was a feature below the roof, they have added more glazing in a bespoke wooden window frame. Adding both an individual style to the property and so much additional light flooding into the home.
Wooden windows and doors can come in pretty much any colour or translucent stain, they can even be two colours. This kind of dual-coloured finish, gives you the home owner lots of options. You can opt for one colour on the outside and another (or even natural wood) on the inside. Wood windows can be simply re-decorated to suit your changing interior design schemes throughout the years. The redecoration is also part of the simple maintenance of them too, so these windows last for many years to come.
The style of the hardware is also something to think about, from the ultra-modern to classic solid brass, every style is catered for.
To the left of the image, you can see the kitchen window, with its grey painted window frames. From the kitchen however the frames are painted in a pale sage green to compliment the decor. Its important to remeber that, wood windows can be decorated and re-decorated to suit your changing design scheme.
Don’t think of wooden windows as being something that you always find in a period property, they look amazing in both. They are classic, modern, durable, sustainable, cost-effective, efficient and beautiful alternative to PVC-U.
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