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Windows are a design element in your home that few people install to their full advantage. There are several common areas most construction professionals install windows like the kitchen, living space, and bedrooms. While they are absolutely useful for ventilation and letting in natural light, these are not the only places you can install windows. If you want to transform your home in Evanston, IL and have your windows reach their full potential, here are a few places to install windows that you might not have considered:
- Above Eyelevel
Aside from the basement, most windows are placed at eyelevel. This is good because you want to access them for ventilation. But what about privacy? You will need to find ways to obscure or cover these windows if you want to stop people from always peeking in. With transom windows placed higher on the wall you can get all the natural light without compromising privacy. Many homeowners choose to use fixed transom windows above operable windows, entry doors, sliding doors, or in the bathroom.
- In the Bathroom
Speaking of bathrooms, this is another place where more people install windows. It might seem counter intuitive. That is probably the room where you want the most privacy. But it is also where you get ready, and natural light is the most true to life. Luckily with etched glass you can capitalize on natural light and privacy. You could place windows above the vanity mirror or above the shower.
- In the Corner
Have you ever seen two windows joined in the corner of a room? This is such a unique way to generate some interest in a space, but also functional. You can look out both directions instead of just one. It also brings in more natural light, perfect for a reading nook or office space.
- Between Rooms
Stuck without an open floorplan and hating it? Well an option is to pop a hole in one of those walls and install a large window. It will make both rooms feel bigger and more connected without having to take out an entire wall. Also, if you have a large space and want to break it up you can install a wall with windows to act as a divider. It will cut down on noise, but still help the space feel bright and airy.
- In the Ceiling
Skylights and solar tubes are a great way to let in natural light and keep the prices of electricity down. These are great for living spaces because they can reduce glare and balance all the light in the room.
- Along the Hall
Most hallways and corridors get neglected, which is a real shame. If you happen to have a hall or staircase along an exterior wall, consider putting in a wall of windows. It not only opens up a usually claustrophobic space, but also generates interest in a usually drab part of the home.
If you want more information on new and interesting places to install windows in Evanston, IL come talk to one of our professionals at Scientific Home Services. You can call (847) 752-0370 or visit our storefront at 7240 Saint Louis Ave., Skokie, IL 60076.