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    Top 5 Master Bedroom Window Styles To Revamp Your Space

    Oct 23, 2017

    May 7, 2024

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    If you already started thinking about replacing your master bedroom windows, you’ll probably realize that the same window styles won’t work across the whole house. Different windows are best suited for different rooms, depending on what the room is used for, where it is located in the house, and even which side relative to the Sun the window will be on.

    Don’t worry we’ll explain. At the very basic level, this means you will have to make a choice: to replace the existing window with the same style or get something completely different installed in that opening. Most homeowners are happy to get the same style windows as their existing ones but in a more energy-efficient design. But getting different windows with different rooms in mind, can help balance the comfort across your entire home, and even save money in areas where maximum efficiency is not required.

    Today we’ll focus on master bedroom windows. Like the crown jewel of the house, the master bedroom is a room that requires the best energy efficiency, most comfort, and often additional privacy. If there is one place you should consider getting the highest quality windows, it is in the master bedroom where you sleep. The window openings in master bedrooms can range in size, which makes several window styles ideal for use in this room.

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    Bedroom Windows Frame Materials: What to Choose?

    Before you start thinking about which window style to get, you’ll have to decide on which material the window is manufactured from. Thankfully there aren’t too many choices when it comes to the material your window is made from, and each window material has its own pros and cons.

    Traditionally windows used to be manufactured from aluminum, wood, or a combination of the two materials. Later efficiency improvements resulted in combination windows manufactured from wood and vinyl. Today, most windows for the replacement market are manufactured almost entirely from vinyl.

    Vinyl is the material of choice because it offers great energy efficiency at a relatively low manufacturing cost. It also isn’t as prone to deterioration as wood or aluminum windows.

    Wood windows still exist today, but they are more difficult to manufacture and make efficient, driving the cost up when compared to vinyl. Another emerging technology on the market are fiberglass windows. Fiberglass windows are the most efficient option available today but they are much more expensive to manufacture, and therefore cost a lot more than vinyl. That’s why fiberglass windows are mostly reserved for high-budget replacements.

    In short, vinyl is the best material of choice for replacement windows because it offers great performance and durability for a lower price than windows manufactured out of wood or fiberglass.

    Understanding the pivotal role windows play in defining the atmosphere and functionality of your master bedroom is crucial. However, not all window styles and types fit well in the bedroom. Let’s discuss the top 5 master bedroom window ideas, each promising to elevate your home’s comfort, aesthetic, and energy efficiency.

    From the allure of expansive casement windows to the classic charm of hung windows and the innovative functionality of sliding models, discover how the right master bedroom window design can elevate your space, making it comfy and well-lit.

    Let’s review all possible styles for your master bedroom windows combinations:

    Casement Bedroom Windows

    As we mentioned above, you should have the most efficient windows in your home in your master bedroom and other rooms where people sleep. When it comes to energy-efficiency and comfort, crank windows like casements or awnings are the best option for keeping the heat inside on a cold day.

    Casement and awning windows utilise compression seal technology around the frame of the window. When the window sash is cranked into a closed position, the compression seal evenly fills the space between frame and sash, making the window airtight. For this reason, casement or awning are the best energy efficient bedroom windows windows, ideal for use in rooms that require the highest levels of comfort.

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    Because they are designed to be longer in height than width, casement windows can’t always be manufactured to match wide openings. In a lot of homes we see,  the windows in the master bedroom are usually bigger in width than a single casement window. For this purpose, it is possible to manufacture casement windows in combination with other casement or picture windows.

    Casement-Fix Bedroom Windows

    As you can see in the video above, one of the most popular combinations for casement windows is the “casement-fix” combination. This combination puts together a casement window and a fixed inoperable one. The inoperable window adds extra efficiency and the operable casement part allows for ventilation whenever you want some air in your bedroom.

    One thing to consider when picking the window combination and arrangement is what kind of window covers you envision on your new windows. Drapes and blinds are the two most popular choices. But as you can see below, the casement-fix combination doesn’t ideally suit windows with drapes, as the joint now runs right down the middle and obstructs some of the view and natural light entering your room.

    If you are considering getting drapes or curtains for your new windows, combinations where the casement takes one or the other side of the window are preferable. The window can still be accessed with ease, while the middle is unobstructed.

    Fix-Casement-Fix and Casement-Fix-Casement in Bedrooms

    Another great option for large bedroom window is a combination of three windows including one or two casements. In these combinations, the casement window goes in the middle or on the sides respectively. The pictures below demonstrate the two different combinations.

    The combination with the casement window in the middle is ideal for windows with drapes or curtains. You can still open the curtains to the sides and have the window open without the wind blowing fabric all over the place.

    The combination below is called a casement-fix-casement and features casement windows on each side of the fixed unit. This type of combination is ideal if you are considering getting horizontal blinds for your windows. This way the blinds can be lifted to operate the window, and the unit still provides great views without the covers getting in the way.

    Hung Bedroom Windows

    Hung windows are one of the most versatile bedroom window styles. Encompassing both single and double-hung options, these models are a stellar choice for bedrooms due to their blend of functionality, aesthetic appeal, and versatility.

    These windows offer excellent ventilation, allowing you to easily control airflow—a particularly beneficial feature for maintaining a comfortable bedroom environment. Their design is inherently space-saving, as they open vertically, making them an ideal option for rooms with limited exterior space.

    Moreover, hung windows are known for their ease of operation and maintenance, and their classic appearance complements a wide range of architectural styles. Hung models are best when you are looking for window design ideas for small master bedrooms.

    They also provide significant security and energy efficiency, with double-hung models enabling easy cleaning from inside your home. This combination of practical benefits and visual appeal makes hung windows a superb addition to any bedroom, enhancing both its comfort and character.

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    Sliding Bedroom Windows

    Sliding windows are similar to hung models but have a horizontally operable sash. These windows are excellent for bedrooms, offering a unique combination of aesthetic appeal, functionality, and space efficiency.

    Their sliding mechanism makes them perfect for bedrooms with limited outdoor space, as they don’t require any exterior space to open. This design feature not only saves space but also allows for easy operation, making it effortless to let in a fresh breeze. Sliding windows are known for providing ample natural light and expansive views, creating an illusion of a larger, more open space, which can significantly enhance the ambiance of a bedroom.

    Additionally, they are highly customisable and available in various materials and finishes to match any decor style. Their tight sealing improves energy efficiency, keeping your bedroom comfortable throughout the year. Moreover, sliding windows require minimal maintenance and are durable, offering a practical and stylish window solution for any bedroom.

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    Proven Upgrades For Your Bedroom Windows

    Although you should consider getting the most efficient windows for your master bedroom, it is still good to get some additional upgrades. Some of these upgrades further improve the energy efficiency of your home, but they are all designed to make your room more comfortable.

    Low-E Coatings

    Depending on where you buy your windows from, there is a good chance they already come with one or two Low Emissivity (Low-E) coatings. Low Emissivity coatings are a great add-on to windows because they serve more than one purpose. Low-E keeps your home warmer in the winter by retaining more heat inside and preventing it from escaping. In the summer the coating keeps the cool air in and reflects bad UV radiation preventing damage and fading to your home and furniture.

    Depending on which side of the house your windows are located and how much direct sunlight they receive, you may benefit from getting additional Low-E coatings. Windows on South and West facing walls generally receive more direct Sunlight and therefore more UV. It is good to consider extra Low-E coatings in these rooms.

    Window blinds and shutters

    Incorporating blinds or shutters into bedroom windows is essential for creating a private, comfortable sanctuary. These window treatments offer unparalleled control over light and privacy, allowing you to adjust the ambiance of your room with ease.

    Whether you prefer the soft glow of morning light or complete darkness for a restful night’s sleep, blinds and shutters can accommodate your needs. They also play a crucial role in enhancing energy efficiency by providing an additional layer of insulation, keeping your bedroom warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

    Beyond functionality, blinds and shutters add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your space with a wide range of styles and materials that can complement any decor. Their versatility and practical benefits make them a necessary addition to any bedroom, ensuring comfort and privacy.

    F.A.Q

    What are the best window styles for a master bedroom?

    It all boils down to your personal preferences, but casement, hung and sliding windows are considered the best to install in the bedroom for maximum energy efficiency, comfort and value.

    What size windows are ideal for a bedroom?

    The best size is the one of your current opening since it does not require you to change the home’s structure too much. But if you want to enlarge your bedroom window or go with another style, our experts will be happy to consult you and help you pick the best windows for your projects.