Among the hustle and bustle of installing floors, cabinetry, trim and fixtures, the details of windows can often get lost in the shuffle during a San Diego home remodel. This can be a big mistake. Windows are connections to the natural world. They bridge the comfort of the interior to the reality that exists beyond our walls. The way we connect with the outside through windows can make or break the experience we feel when inside any particular room. There are three exciting and modern window concepts that can change the character of a room for the better: low sills, tall heads and deep reveals.
Low sills, where the bottom of the window is closer to the floor line, create windows that tend to have proportions that are closer to doors than traditional windows. As such, they provide much stronger and vibrant connections between indoors and outdoors. Using lower sills also can make a smaller room feel much larger by creating the illusion that the floor space extends beyond the actual dimensions of the room.
Tall heads, where the top of the window is closer to the ceiling line, provide a similar visual impact as lower sills. Conservatories derive much of their visual impact from the lack of any substantial wall structure above the windows. Windows with tall heads allow afternoon and morning light to flood the room, creating a very natural and open feel that is great for relaxing and saving energy on lighting.
Deep reveals, where the windows protrude outward from the wall space, enliven a window by providing not only a place to put things but also by emphasizing the three-dimensional quality of the wall. The deep reveal gives us a sense of the weight and solidity of the wall and the security that the home offers us from the outside elements. This type of window is especially great for San Diego home remodeling that offers fantastic views of ocean.
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