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Live and Learn: Do all those windows actually have names?

Do you know what I especially like about life? Constant learning! You live and you learn all the time and the excitement of getting to know new things is for sure a pretty solid factor that makes life worth living. Whatever I start doing there’s a heaven of interesting facts I can learn about it, thousands of valuable details that I need to know to get it done in a proper and creative way.

Fancy an example? Here you go: Two months ago I started a global renovation of my old country house that my grandpa gifted me on my 25th birthday. Before I came to think of doing anything with this house I had riffed through a ton of construction, housing and interior design magazines and learned almost everything there was to know about materials, doors, windows, warm floors, roofing and other stuff I would need to work with during renovation.

I especially enjoyed reading about the types of windows and doors and imagining how this or that type would look if I decided to go with it. I also discovered that there was no better thing as vinyl windows in California (I’m from LA) as they are both practical and effective against excessive sunlight we Californians often get weary of.

In this post I would like to share with you what I got to know about different types of windows:

  • Horizontal slider windows
    Slider windows slide horizontally and create ventilation extending to the full height of the window. These work well for bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Bay and Bow windows
    The bay window style has three sections and projects out from the wall whereas a bow window projects like a bay producing a more gentle curve due to multiple sections. Bay and Bow windows create a beautiful focal point to your home, let increased amount of natural into the room (helping you save on energy bills), adding either of these window styles radically upgrades the appearance of a room.
  • Single and Double-hung windows
    For decades, single-hung and double-hung windows have been the style of choice in homes across the U.S. Such windows are extremely energy efficient (the very concept of the design was due to the necessity to meet strict energy standards), each sash moves up for easy cleaning which is very important in multi-storied houses.
  • Casement windows
    Casement windows can be used to help catch the breezes and direct the air through rooms. Their design adds a unique touch of coziness to any room, great combination of an oldish design and the modern energy efficiency features.
  • Awning windows
    Non-traditional window style that nevertheless meets all venting requirements. It’s pretty much like a horizontal, top-hinged casement. Among its benefits are: a break from more traditional styled windows, ideal for ventilating on a rainy day due to its opening up at the bottom construction, lowers heating and cooling costs due to the use of Double paned Low E2 glass
  • European tilt-turn windows
    Definitely adds a touch of European elegance to any home. Provides a single operating handle to easily unlock the window and move the sash into either a tilt or a turn mode, tilt operation allows hot air to escape as it rises naturally.


  1. Its looking really nice, a very good piece of Real Estate you have there sir.

  2. Sry for being OFFTOPIC … what WordPress template do you use? It’s looking interesting!!

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