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5952 Windows with Transoms Ideabooks
Look up and you'll see how transom windows are a useful design element that can also help with ventilation
"see how transom windows are a useful design element that can also help with ventilation... A transom is a window placed above the horizontal top frame of a door or window.... rudimentary, transom windows were an integral part of a home's ventilation. They're mostly... will open with a casement hinge.... solid wall with no door, is it still a transom or clerestory? Are their any photos of... actual window would look funky. I've seen glass block used this way but I don't like..."
Renovation Detail: The Transom Window
Homes may no longer need them for air, but transom windows can bring in necessary light and hand-crafted style
"air, but transom windows can bring in necessary light and hand-crafted style... fashion as a transom window. The transom window is attached to the horizontal crossbeam... ceilings made transom windows unnecessary. Nowadays most transom windows are fixed in place... as the transom beam. Originally designed with hinges, the window acted as an elementary... a home with soaring ceilings where proportions allow them to look aesthetically pleasing..."
Transom Windows: Why Use Them — and Where?
"detail window over a door or, sometimes, atop another window. There are many reasons... what a transom is? There are actually two definitions: the very back of a nautical... using transoms. Here's the rundown on this fun-to-say architectural term.... house with stained glass transoms over all the windows. The glass and woodwork is... with transoms is a very "old south" thing as well. Many long windows had transoms at..."
Architect's Toolbox: Partner a Window With Its View
"match with windows that consider the scenery and the overall feel of a home... Should the window act alone or be organized with other windows? These and other questions... Should the window help create a larger room or should it frame a view? Should the window... of your windows. And how you answer will have a significant impact on the nature of... designing a window and see how each affects the interior of a home...."
Frame the View with Divided-Light Windows
"-pane windows add architectural interest to rooms of any style... large windows and doors. Expensive homes were often outfitted with window panes laid... guides to window styles This type of window is beautiful and adds architectural interest... divided-light window, a broken pane of glass is easier to replace than an entire window.... Some windows may feel like pesky glass and frame obstructing a great view, while..."
Color Your Home's View With Stained Glass
Interiors get an enchanting perspective with stained glass windows, doors and fixtures that dapple the light
"perspective with stained glass windows, doors and fixtures that dapple the light... glass windows in the family room. I had the windows commissioned by the late Roy... disappoint with the two windows. They were my favorite things in the whole house. We moved... those windows with me because I loved them so much. In the end they stayed because... for life with my small children. Additions I made to the house included two beautiful..."
Wake Up Your Woodwork With Black
Strike a dramatic note with black window frames, shelves, stairs and more, making features stand out or blend in
"dramatic note with black window frames, shelves, stairs and more, making features stand out... — and with good reason. Used on shelving, cabinets, door frames and more, it adds... fine. With the dark stuff, a little goes a long way.... black windows and doors with crisp white moldings for contrast. This will give you... as well with my colours?? Cheers, Barbara I have found with my all most-black front... rals, with black accents (with a little bit of charcoal and red thrown in). Things..."
Houzz Tour: Meet a Home Made With Minivan Parts
Sawn-off car roofs for the siding, windows popped out of van doors ... this California home is as resourceful as it is beautiful
"siding, windows popped out of van doors ... this California home is as resourceful... roofs with his Sawzall. At the same time, he’d seek out clear Caravan windows. He’d... shares with Cate Leger and their daughter, Chloe. On a pretty good day, he’d map... the cars with roofs in the colors he was seeking. Then he’d strap on his protective... and 41 windows on the house, which is a constant work in progress...."
How to Work With Awkward Windows
Use smart furniture placement and window coverings to balance that problem pane, and no one will be the wiser
"placement and window coverings to balance that problem pane, and no one will be the wiser... off-center windows come from. Often they're the result of a moved or added partition wall... butted window in the article, the windows with screens on the inside, the windows... narrow wall with the off centered window. I faked the middle of the window with fabulous... of four windows on a wall that is open to the basement with four more windows underneath..."
Solve Privacy Problems With Window Film
Let the light in and keep prying eyes out with an inexpensive and decorative window film you can apply yourself
"eyes out with an inexpensive and decorative window film you can apply yourself... With summer in full swing, you may want to keep some window shades open to take advantage... consider window films — summer's version of storm windows, in a way. But instead of... leaks, window films stop passersby from peeking in. Light-filtering films allow... apartments with tight quarters to leave the curtains drawn. In the apartment complex that..."
Sculpt Your Window Look With Ornamental Lambrequins
"beautiful view with these highly decorative window treatments... window treatments can be used in combination with draperies, wooden blinds or cellular... portion of a window but the sides as well. However, like cornice boards, these stylish window... the time with fabric choices. Can we update these kinds of window treatments with fabric... historical window treatments because I am tired of unadorned windows. I love detail in..."
Expand Your View with Picture Windows
"pane-free windows make a clear connection between indoors and out... *Picture windows can cost less than similarly-sized windows with moving parts *Opportunity... cture windows — large fixed windows typically without glazing bars — are a great... picture windows in certain styles of historic homes, but, as with anything, there is... picture windows. Especially appropriate in modernist homes, picture windows can help..."
13 Ways With Window Valances
"above the window hides the hardware and frames the view in style... touch to windows in every room. A short length of decorative drapery, valances are often... above windows to disguise curtain rods or simply give a space polish. From super... picture windows, on functional doors and even above beds. Use a valance alone or combine... combine it with draperies, horizontal blinds, cellular shades or shutters to create the..."
Tell Us: Why Did You Fall in Love With Your House?
What was it about your house that made your heart flutter? Share your photo, and it could make the Houzz homepage
"was the window seat in the front living room of his house that caught his eye. With... in love with your home when you saw it the first time. Having a house or apartment... photo with your camera or phone right now and tell us about it in the comment section... built with the house in 1925, sealed the deal. We fell in love with this home because... to go with the simple Victorian feel of the home. We really fall in love with parts..."
Put Your Kitchen in a Good Light With a Window Backsplash
Get a view or just more sunshine while you're prepping and cooking, with a glass backsplash front and center
"cooking, with a glass backsplash front and center... single window or a long row of glass, low-profile windows or full-height windows,... beautiful window backsplash can bring style and light into any kitchen. Whether you opt... brighter. A window framing the great outdoors could be all the artwork you need in your... should I go with?" that so many of struggle with. We did a window backsplash in our cottage... Beach with window backsplash in the kitchen. I thought it was great way to add light..."