Topic: What kind of window style to choose? (& a little lesson in Windows)
What kind of window style to choose? (& a little lesson in Windows)
We are trying to decide what kind grid pattern to have in our windows in our Manor Park home. Since this may not be our forever home, we want to make sure that it will have universal appeal. What do you guys think?
The house is a post depression, 1932, row house. This means that it looks similar to the Petworth houses, but smaller and with less architectual details.
A. (Modified) Prairie Style – Let’s in more light, but will it go with the neighborhood?
(If you say Prairie – then modified or regular? Regular has a square for each pane. Modified has one square for the complete pane. See the first link below.)
B. Colonial Grid – Seems more true to the neighborhood, but has less light.
(If you say Colonial, then full grid or half grid? Half grid is where the top half is a grid, but the bottom half is not.)
Here are sample views from the inside of a house w/ different styles: http://bit.ly/Jmi01o
Here are samples of different windows grids on the outside: http://bit.ly/JSDO4a
My two cents… I am leaning towards the modified prairie grid, which is the one at the bottom of the page on first link. I don’t want to let me my personal option get in the way though.
What do you guys think?