Buying new windows to be installed in your home can be a big investment. One that can offer you up to 85% return according to ISoldMyHouse.com. Even if you’re not in the market for resale, It’s surely a purchase you’ll have to live with for a long time– it’s important to make sure you choose the best option for you. You’ll need to carefully consider which design ideas are right for your Castle Windows.
While function is the main purpose of any window in your home, the design will be a reflection of that. As the old architect’s adage goes, “form follows function.” Louis Sullivan coined this phrase to mean that the purpose of any building (in this case, window) should be the basis of its design. Sullivan was an architect often cited as the “father of skyscrapers” so we think he knew his stuff. Learn more about him at architecture.org.
So, before you settle on a new window for your home, consult our list below of 5 design ideas for your Castle Windows. Which are equally as beautiful as they are functional!
1. Design a Bay Window Plant Nook
Except for a garden window, we might argue there’s no better place for an indoor plant than your bay window. A bay window lets in ample sunlight, and often includes a little perch upon which your plants can stand tall. In particular, it is especially good for the tall plants that your garden window wouldn’t be able to fit otherwise.
The lovely plants that live in your home will flourish and grow tall, while sitting upon the ledge of their very own nook. Your plant babies will thank you, and love the time spent basking in the sun!
2. Design your Window at the Kitchen Sink
Double-hung windows are the most popular choice among homeowners, and it’s no mystery as to why. They look beautiful and work in literally any space. If you love the traditional style of a double-hung window, you can still put its function to good use, like the mini window sill herb garden pictured above!
3. Design a Casement Window Seat
A large window is perhaps one of the most inviting options for a sitting nook. Imagine curling up with a cup of tea and a good book as you bathe in the sunlight. This design idea for your Castle Windows will take you far. Castle’s casement windows offer wide open views and versatile placement. They can be installed individually if you’re looking for a one-person sitting nook. However, if you want something to be able to spread out in, you could choose one of our multiple casement combination options. From single or double casement, to three or more, we’ve got you covered!
Remember though, this is entirely your space, and it’s up to you what you do with it. This particular nook could be a place of solitary relaxation. Add some cozy throw blankets and pillows and you have yourself a unique area where you can’t help but be left alone. Let it be a signal to the others! If you’re planted in that sitting nook, the rest of the world has simply melted around you.
4. Design a Reading Nook Window Seat
Image Source: The Cottage Journal
There is nothing quite like a reading nook, it is a breath of fresh air to so many of us. A large window or set of windows could provide you with the perfect opportunity to have one to call your own.
A set of built-in bookshelves may look like an intimidating project to tackle, but there are plenty of hacks to get it done. You could even try some pre-made bookshelves, trim work and a little creativity to get the job done.
Once you have the shelves installed the next step, of course, is to fill it with books! Load it up with all your books, especially your favorite ones! There are so many fun options when designing a book shelf.These days, you don’t just place the books on the shelf, and you almost never sort them by genre or any sort of logic. No, the bookshelf trend as of late is color. Whether you want all of the colors, or barely any– we have the design options for you!
For the neutral lovers, it has become increasingly popular to place the books on the shelf facing inward. That way the neutral tone of the white pages is the only thing you can see. We know that sometimes the pages are yellowed, and that just makes it all the more charming.
For the color lovers, an organized rainbow is the obvious choice! Gather all your red books to one shelf, all your orange ones to another and so on. You’ll be looking at a rainbow of your favorite books! There are a plethora of different design ideas to use throughout your home, whether it’s for your windows, books or even your pets!
5. Design a Pet Nook Window
Image Source: This Old House
It’s no secret that our pets often feel like our children, and they deserve all the love we can give them. When we’re not there, however, it might be nice for them to have space to call their own. An area to wind down in– a little personal oasis. That’s where the pet nook comes in.
Nearly any kind of window is a good fit for this particular design idea! And it is the perfect chance to pamper your pet with a cozy bed and a beautiful view! Most pets we know love to gaze out the window, and surely your pet is no different. By simply building out a little seat from the edge of your bay window you can have a pet nook of your own.
What’s great about this, are the functional storage options. As pictured above you could include cabinets or drawers underneath the seating to accommodate all your pets accessories. It doesn’t just have to be the pet nook, it could be the pet hub. Store food, toys, medicine, anything your pet might keep in tow, all within the built-in cabinets.
There are so many things you could do with the design of your Castle Windows. What makes them such great options, however, is that they don’t need any frills. These windows stand beautifully on their own, and look amazing with all the bells and whistles that make it a nook and/or cranny.
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