Friday 05 October 2012

Choosing the right timber windows for the right rooms

Your home is your haven and you might want to make the most of what you have to work with. Creating space and light can really make a difference to the look and feel of a room – almost more so than interior furnishings.

The type of windows you have installed could also dramatically shift the feel of a room. For example, if you only had one small window in quite a large room you could make the room appear dark and gloomy.

By choosing the right windows for the right room, you could maximise the potential of your property. Now could be the perfect time to consider your window options in the run up to winter as you prepare yourself before the cold snap settles in!


The kitchen is the heart of the home and you can have a lot of fun with the way your kitchen is designed and its specific layout.

Most houses have windows located behind the sink, allowing you to look out onto your back garden.

Dining Room

If you have a dining room, and you have the space for it, large feature windows are a popular choice as they allow lots of light into the room allowing for a smart and practical room.

Living Room

Living rooms typically have larger windows than some other rooms in the property. However, this largely depends on the shape and layout of your living room.

You could make a dull window a bit more eye-catching by adding a window seat, perfect for informally entertaining guests.

Don’t forget to consider patio doors as part of your living room window space.


If you have the space, a collection of decorative windows could be a stunning addition to your home. A decorative window could also work well in a small office room.

Alternatively, casement windows are simple yet elegant, giving your bedroom a little bit of charm.


Privacy glass is a popular choice for bathroom windows.  Shutters can also give the room additional character while also being perfect for instant privacy and easy to apply. A painted wooden shutter adds more charm to a typical bathroom timber sash window than a blind potentially would.

For bathrooms it is also important to choose the right type of timber. You need a timber that is designed not to swell in a location with high moisture. Depending on the location of the window within the bathroom or shower room, we would recommend using Accoya wood as this is designed not to swell.

Dining Room Feature Window

Wooden Sliding Sash Windows

Wooden Casement Windows