Traditional clear glass windows have always done a great job of letting natural light into a room and can offer exceptional views to the world outside your home. But what happens when you’re looking for a more privacy, or you’re just looking for a little something extra to liven up your space? Something more than traditional glass might just be what you need. The alternatives to today’s traditional windows are vast and include many attractive options to choose from.
These days, to add life and an updated feel to a room, you no longer have to settle for a generic clear glass window. Most homeowners, who choose to replace existing windows with decorative glass varieties, do so to improve both the function and look. And the benefits to these types of windows are limitless from increased privacy, to energy efficiency, to simple updated décor.
Because decorative glass windows add a stylish flare, use them in a highly visible place. You can transform entry ways, brighten bathrooms, jazz up kitchens, and modernize bedrooms. Through it all, don’t forget to add your own design. This is where the fun begins, there a wide variety of architectural styles to choose from (including floral, renaissance, craftsman, fleur-de-lis, geometric and cathedral to name just a few).
Traditional Clear Glass Alternatives include:
Decorative and Stained Glass - When it comes to brightening a room, decorative and stained glass is the way to go. With options like choosing your own design and colors, custom decorative glass can bring additional color and character to any room in your home and can even be used in doors and cabinets. Depending on the design you choose, decorative glass can provide an attractive way to add privacy to a space without the use of blinds or tint.
Acrylic and Glass Block – Commonly found in bathrooms because of their ability to let in light while offering a great deal of privacy, acrylic and glass block windows don’t have to be exclusive to the bathroom. Today, acrylic and glass block make great alternatives to a variety of window spaces throughout your home from entryways to showers. With the energy efficient benefits offered by both types, acrylic and glass block windows also offer a great savings on energy costs.
Tinting - Tinting clear glass windows offers many advantages to homeowners – particularly homeowners in areas like Phoenix where the sun’s powerful rays are in abundance. Window tinting is a great way to help cut down on energy costs and reduce the amount of direct sunlight that can enter a space without having to close the window off entirely with drapes or curtains. Effective window tinting can also cut down on sun damage to your carpet, furniture and more.
Garden Windows – Often found in kitchens, but can be used anywhere in the home, garden windows are a great way to add additional natural light to a room. The unique design of these windows allow you to create more open space and enjoy the option of additional shelving and light for growing plants indoors.
If you’re looking to enhance the look of a room, think beyond traditional window treatments. Consider window enhancements that can often serve as an investment to the aesthetics and value of your home. A reliable window and glass company can consult with you on the options for your space and help you choose a window enhancement best designed for your needs and budget. Call the window and glass experts at True View Windows and Glass 602-431-TRUE (8783).