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5 Must-Haves for Your Pittsburgh Home's Bedrooms

posted by Jennifer Erisman on August 09, 2022 in Pittsburgh

Windows with shades behind a bed in bedroom

Your bedroom is an area just for you, so creating a layout and look that fits your needs is essential. Let's review some crucial parts of a bedroom and how you can make it your own escape from the hustle and bustle of Pittsburgh!

Windows

Natural light and air circulation are vital for your bedroom. Options like casement and double-hung windows are popular choices for bedrooms in Pittsburgh homes because they provide both.

Double-hung windows are commonly found in many Pittsburgh homes, especially for bedrooms. You can open double-hung windows from the top or bottom sash to provide more fresh air. These windows are also easy and simple to use. They match a variety of styles to suit your bedroom too. For example, you can install a black double-hung window to add a bold contemporary look or go with a white double-hung window with traditional grilles to add charm and a classic feel to your bedroom space.

This homeowner in Boalsburg, PA, wanted to tie contemporary aspects with their historic home. The bedroom area had a unique look with wood striping on the walls. Our white, wood double-hung windows were a great choice for tying the whole room together.

Another example of modernizing a home with our windows is this Warrendale, PA homeowner who switched their old white windows to black fiberglass and wood windows. The black replacement windows help make a statement throughout the home and enhance its contemporary feel.

We offer another great feature great for your bedroom: between-the-glass blinds and shades. With this innovation, you can easily close your windows' blinds or shades to give you privacy. The window treatments between the glass also prevent the usual dust from accumulating on blinds and shades, so you save time on cleaning. You can also get one of our window screens like our retractable Rolscreen or hidden screen. Window screens are an excellent option for allowing ventilation while keeping critters out.

Another great thing about Pella replacement windows is their performance. We offer energy-efficient windows to help keep your home comfortable. No one wants to sleep in a hot room, so in the summer, our windows work hard to keep the heat out and cool air in. This way, you can sleep comfortably and even save on your utility bill. For example, this Pittsburgh homeowner wanted replacement windows to update the overall look of their home while also improving its energy efficiency. Our wood windows were a great solution; we were able to add custom windows that brought in lots of natural light and kept the rooms comfortable.

If your bedroom has a balcony or backyard access, you'll also need a patio door. Sliding patio doors are a great option for your bedroom; they offer functionality but also have lots of glass space to brighten your bedroom and make it feel even larger.

If you are looking for an elegant patio door, check out our French hinged doors. These patio doors can be single or double, creating a grand entrance to your patio. In addition, their details can add to your bedroom's traditional style.

Bathroom and Closet Space

For your primary bedroom, make space in your layout for a primary bathroom to have a bathroom separate from other rooms. You can make the primary bathroom your own with a modern walk-in shower, jetted tub and large windows for natural lighting. You can also add a double sink with plenty of counter space and storage for all your things. And make sure to build in a convenient outlet for all your styling needs.

Windows in your bathroom are also critical. Awning or double-hung windows are great choices for airflow. Awning windows can also be strategically placed to ensure privacy. For example, you can put them on the upper part of your bathroom's walls. If you live in a more secluded area, you can continue with the modern trend of having large picture windows to have natural light and a view from your bathroom while relaxing in a bathtub.

Another important area in your home's bedrooms is the closet space. You want to ensure that each room has enough closet space to store items like clothes. For the primary bedroom, you can upgrade your closet space to a walk-in closet that is large enough to hold shoes, clothes, accessories and more. As a bonus, you can add another closet, one for each person in the primary bedroom, so both of you have easy access and enough space for all your belongings.

Hinged patio door in bedroom

Layout

The layout of your bedroom is necessary for maximizing comfort and space. You want to easily navigate your room and access the things you use daily while not feeling overwhelmed by lack of space. You also want items like your bed placed in areas that make sense. Do you want your bed next to the windows? In the center of the room? Against a wall on either side?

You also have to consider the space your furniture will take up and strategically place each piece to optimize your space. For example, if you have a smaller bedroom, you could make a raised bed to maximize space and storage.

Once your layout is figured out, you can work on your décor. First, design your bedroom in the style you love. For a modern look, stick to black and white with pops of color. Keep it playful by mixing pastel colors or creating a unique geometric design. Add décor to your bedroom like plants or string lights to brighten the room in the dark. The possibilities of styles for your room are endless; just make sure they reflect your unique style.

Seating Area

If you have a larger bedroom with extra space, add a seating area. This is a great way to boost your bedroom's style and create a lounging area. You could also add items that enhance your bedroom's functionality, like a trendy ottoman that provides storage. In this area, you can play around with window designs. For example, you could install a larger window to frame a gorgeous view or just let in tons more sunlight. You could also add a bay window if your bedroom is on the first floor to create a nook to read and relax.

Large windows in bedroom

Furniture

Probably the most critical thing in your bedroom is your bed! Finding the ideal mattress can take some shopping around as many brands have different levels, like firm or soft, and are also structured differently. Your bed will most likely act as your bedroom's focal point, so choose a bedframe and bedsheets that match your style and select other pieces of décor that go with it.

You also want to be mindful when choosing other essential bedroom furniture. When choosing furniture, focus on functionality along with style. For example, you can pick a sleek dresser with plenty of space for all your things to fit in your contemporary bedroom. Matching dressers and end tables will help create a cohesive look, as will sticking to a color scheme like black, white and gray with pops of color.

Ensuring that you have enough storage in your bedroom is vital because you don't want the room to feel crowded, but you still need a place to put your things. There are many "home hacks" to help you consolidate and find storage space in your home. For example, there are over-the-door hangers and under-the-bed storage furniture.

Your bedroom is a place for you to go and relax; you should fill it with things that fit your aesthetic and make your life easier. If you're ready to transform your bedroom windows, schedule a free in-home consultation.

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