One question I am often asked is if you can change the style of windows that exist in your home. Many folks think if you have a double hung window in an opening, you are stuck with a double hung when you choose to replace it.
That is not the case! As long as you are keeping your window opening the same size, you can swap one style for another. The problem is, it’s often hard to visualize what the new window will look like, especially if you are adding grids or making a major change.
What I have suggested to customers is to grab a roll of painter’s tape and mock up what the new opening would look like. Not sure what prairie or colonial style grids would look like in your Living Room’s picture window? Tape out the pattern. It’s a great way to visualize its new appearance and any changes you will see.
We recently had one customer who wanted to convert the picture/awning combination in the Family Room into a cottage style double hung, and also add vertical grids to the top sash. She couldn’t imagine what the new configuration would look like, was nervous to make the change, and almost stuck with what she had. However, after taping out the pattern in the opening and experimenting with the number of grids, she couldn’t have been more excited for the change. The attached picture shows her taping handiwork.
So, grab that trusty roll of painter’s tape and start experimenting. Then give us a call and we can help you change the look of your home in time to enjoy this summer.