Modern homes seem to be finding new and improved ways to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living. And when you remove the limits you can create some beautiful spaces both inside and outside your home. Imagine the possibilities, from immersive views and limitless natural light to sunset dinners and outdoor cookouts. Here are just a few options to promote indoor/outdoor living with replacement windows in Del Mar, CA.
When it comes to blurring the lines between inside and outside spaces, nothing does it better than picture windows. And bigger is always better. If you want to install large windows, keep in mind that the glazing options you choose are key. It is important to make sure you have enough low-emissivity and energy-efficient technologies to still protect your home from heat loss.
To connect outdoor and indoor spaces you might also consider operable windows. There are so many styles to choose from: awning windows, casement windows, hopper windows, single-hung windows, and more. You can add a lot of windows to create the illusion of more space. Or you can add oversized operable windows, like a massive awning window that goes from the kitchen to the back patio if you want to serve up outdoor meals in style.
Bay and bow windows are larger window installations that project beyond the exterior wall of the home. Bay windows have three or more panels set at 30 to 45 degree angles. Bow windows have four or more panels set in a more curvilinear form. Both of these options are great if you are looking to make a statement with your new windows and bring the outdoors in. So many homeowners choose to use bay or bow windows to set up a little bench seat for a reading nook or breakfast area. And sitting there makes you feel like you are relaxing outside.
Looking for the ultimate access point to the backyard? Sliding patio doors offer all the functionality of a door and the aesthetics of a window. This is why they are such a popular choice for all styles of homes. And there is more than one type of sliding door. You can choose a two-pane door where one-panel slides. Or you can choose a four-panel door where two panels slide out from the middle.
Glass walls or scenic doors have been gaining popularity in recent years. These are decidedly extravagant and much larger than traditional windows or sliding doors. This will undoubtedly have the most impact if you are looking to accomplish indoor/outdoor living. Most scenic doors are either bi-fold doors or sliding doors. And the expanses of glass are perfect for back patios, decks, or gardens.
When adding more window space to your home, one of the most important things you can do is making sure you have the right insulating technologies. Need help finding the right products for your home? Reach out to us or stop by our showroom and check out all of our replacement windows in Del Mar, CA.