Choosing the Right Windows For Each Room

May 03, 2019

When you buy Marvin Windows with Ultrex fiberglass from Johnson County Siding & Window Co., you know you won’t have to worry about the quality of the window. However, finding the right window is about more than just finding quality craftsmanship and durability. You also need to be sure you’ve found the right windows for your Kansas City home. Specifically, you need to know where in your home you’d like each window to be. Windows suit each room in your home differently. Here’s a guide to finding the right windows for each room.

Living Room or Family Room

Your living room is both a place to relax and a place to entertain. Whatever the function may be, it’s important to let in soft natural lighting. If you have a TV or entertainment system of some kind in your living room, make sure the windows are angled in such a way, so they don’t cause a glare.  You might also choose to invest in blinds and/or curtains.

As to the types of windows, double hung windows will be popular in just about every room due to their size, easy operation, and versatile ventilation. Casement windows, on the other hand, seem especially suited to spaces like the living room or other relaxing spaces. These tall, stylish windows open out from the side through use of a hand crank, making them excellent for ventilation as well. Awning windows, which open out from the bottom, are also a good idea, especially when placed high on the wall so that sunlight can flood down into the room.


Good lighting is crucial to the kitchen, a place where every detail is important. Often, there’s a window over the sink and if your kitchen combines with your dining area, you’ll likely have windows surrounding the area where you eat. Large windows in styles like double hung or slider, tend to fit best in these rooms. Here again, the easy ventilation of these windows can come in handy on a nicer day, one where you can open the window and let in a little fresh air to keep the kitchen from becoming too stuffy.


Bathroom windows must be placed strategically, enough to let in light, but not to let in too many eyes. You may prefer distorted privacy glass for these windows. In the bathroom, energy efficiency is key, so windows that operate through a hand crank — like awning or casement windows — might be the best bet, as they become fully enclosed within their frame when shut. Picture windows, which let in light but aren’t designed to open, may also be a good option here.


However, the fact that picture windows are inoperable makes them a poor choice for your bedroom. In your bedroom, comfort is key which means you’re looking for style, energy efficiency, and ventilation. Double hung windows are a great choice again, as well as casement windows. If you have a small bedroom that you want to feel larger, or you want to incorporate a window seat for added comfort, bay or bow windows can be a great addition. If you want to add some house plants, maybe a garden window will be your best fit.

So, what kind of Marvin windows do you need for your Kansas City home? Contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co. today for more information.


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