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Unique Window Designs to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

posted by Jennifer Erisman on December 19, 2022 in Pittsburgh

Exterior of a gray stone home with various styles of vinyl windows

Curb appeal refers to the attractiveness of a property from a street view. There are many home improvement projects that can help you increase the curb appeal of your home. 

Window replacements are a smart way to enhance your home's design. Let's get inspired with these popular choices for Pittsburgh homes.

How Windows Improve Curb Appeal

Replacement windows are one of the many things you can do to boost your Pittsburgh home’s curb appeal. New windows can give your home a whole new look; every little change can alter the entire aesthetic of your home’s exterior and transform the look of your home. Upgrading your windows can also complement and enhance your home’s style and character.

At Pella, we can help you choose and customize windows that fit your home’s architecture and overall aesthetic. Plus, with us, improving your home's curb appeal doesn’t have to be out of budget.

Window replacements also offer other benefits, such as increased home value and long-term quality and performance. We can help you navigate the choices and find windows and doors that fit your budget and achieve your goals.

Ways To Add Curb Appeal with Your Windows

There are endless possibilities when it comes to upgrading your windows. For example, you can change the color scheme, like switching them from white to black. You could also add or subtract window grilles. Grilles are a great way to add extra detail to your home, but if you want an unobstructed view, they are best without. Other options include accessorizing your windows with decorative items like shutters or flower boxes.

Popular Choices for Curb Appeal

Switching up your window style is a great way to make your home more unique and personalized. Here are some of the top window choices for Pittsburgh homes that we offer. 

Bow Windows

Bow windows extend beyond the walls of your home and can add extra room to its interior. These windows are created using four or five similarly sized windows to create a curved, semi-circular structure. Bow windows extend out of your home, allowing you to add a decorative shelf or a cozy reading nook, and can give the illusion of a larger room thanks to the increased natural light and open view of the outdoors.

Three white double-hung windows with red shutters on a brick home

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are a classic choice for many different styles of homes in Pittsburgh. Double-hung windows are also known as sash windows because they have two operable sashes. You can choose to raise the window from the bottom or lower it from the top. This allows for convenient ventilation and cleaning.

Double-hung windows have a timeless style and are fantastic at adding curb appeal. For example, you can add double-hung windows symmetrically spaced apart or on either side of your front door to enhance the traditional style of your home. Double-hung windows are also great to use in combination with other windows. For example, having two or three windows next to each other increases both airflow and lighting.

We installed three new double-hung windows in the front room of this Erie, Pennsylvania, home. The new double-hung windows allow for improved functionality and ventilation. The white windows with traditional grilles also add to the home’s curb appeal.

Large fixed windows in living room

Large Picture Windows

Picture windows are another beautiful option for boosting curb appeal because they bring in natural light and provide uninterrupted, amazing views. Large picture windows also work well with other window options. For example, you can have a picture window paired with awning windows above or below it or double-hung windows on either side to allow ventilation and more natural light.

We installed new large picture windows on this Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home to provide an unobstructed view of the homeowner's backyard. The new wood windows will also bring in natural sunlight and enhance the home’s overall look, inside and out.

Adding Multiple Patio Doors

Patio doors can be a great way to add functionality and style to the front of your home. You can choose a patio door with lots of details for elegance or lots of glass space for natural light.

We offer a solution for both of those goals, including our French-hinged patio doors and our sliding patio doors. Hinged patio doors come in a variety of styles and can help you create a grand entrance, especially if you choose double doors. Our sliding patio doors are another popular option because they are easy to use, don’t take up a lot of room space and bring in lots of natural light.

For example, this Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, homeowner needed to replace five sliding patio doors throughout their home. We installed new vinyl sliding doors to add functionality, energy efficiency and more natural light while creating a low-maintenance solution.

We hope that these window choices give you some ideas of how you can enhance your Pittsburgh home's exterior. As window and door replacment experts, we're here to help! Schedule a free consultation with one of our window and door professionals today.

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