A typical windowscape offers fantastic views from a backyard beach house or the bright lights of an urban skyline. Home builders often use a wall of windows to provide these spectacular views from the comfort of your own home. If you have a picturesque backyard, chances are you bought the house for this special view, so why not see it more often? And that’s exactly what a windowscape is designed to do.
With today’s energy efficient windows, even large full-length windows or sliding glass doors can be used without fear of lost energy. The idea of connecting your home with the outdoors through a windowscape and providing your home with natural lighting is a great long-term solution. The good news is you’ll lose those drafty old single pane windows. Roman shades or natural wood blinds can be added to help control light and cut the glare.
These windows will help brighten up kitchens, too. Use a bay window to provide a new look for your dining area, with casement windows running along the wall. This will open up more light to cooking areas and work stations.
30 years ago, the use of a windowscape might have been frowned upon, simply because the technology of energy efficient windows wasn’t available. With advancements in this area, you don’t have to feel guilty about creating a room with a view.
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