A Simple Guide To Alternative Windows For Your Home

Although you might not think it, window frames are a key part of your home’s character and choosing the wrong ones can ruin the look and feel of your property.

Imagine an Edwardian era terrace with plastic frames instead of their traditional timber designs.

Or a modern new build with eccentric gothic frames surrounding by uPVC frames next door.

The wrong window frames can make your home stand out for as many wrong reasons as right ones.

There’s plenty to think about when it comes to your home’s window frames, and while you don’t want to be too ‘out there’ in your design, there are plenty of ways you can add additional character with an alternative window frame style.

Here are just a few you can choose from.


Arched windows

Starting off strong, arched windows are often used to break up the straight lines commonly featured in home architecture. This simple window choice softens the appearance of your windows, creating a simplistic yet beautiful appearance.

Arched windows are a favourite within barn and chapel renovations thanks to the gorgeously understated focal point they create.

Whether you choose a dramatic true arch, or a slightly more discrete shallow arch, the elegance that comes with an arched window is unbeatable, making it a unique addition to any home, new or old.


Gothic frame windows

If you’re looking for a timeless twist on an arched window, look no further than a gothic framed window.

Usually found in historical buildings, period properties, churches and cathedrals, gothic frames add a classic touch of elegance to any building.

From small gothic frames for your porch area, to large eye-catching ones that are designed to allow a flood of natural light into your home, no matter what you’re after, a gothic frame window creates an unforgettable look.


Round window frames

Round window frames make for a gorgeous addition to your home.

They’re available in a variety of styles, fixed, opening and full pivot, so you’ll be sure to find one that matches your requirements perfectly.

Porthole windows are a great example of rounded windows commonly used within the home.

Although typically found on ships and barges, porthole windows make for a great addition in any room within your home.

Whether you’re purposely looking to add a nautical feature to your home, or just want an attractive yet operational circular window, a porthole window is well suited.

They work especially well within smaller rooms like your hallway, landing, downstairs bathroom or even under your stairs, allowing natural light to enter without taking up too much wall space.

Rounded windows also work well when installed into your ceiling – in a converted attic for example.


Vertical sliding windows

Add some traditional character to your home with a vertical sliding window.

Thanks to advances in materials and manufacturing processes, these windows can now be made from UPVC, making them an energy efficient alternative to traditional sash windows.

Add a breath of fresh air into your home…literally. Vertical sliding windows open much more than other options, therefore creating an airier feel and increasing ventilation within your home.

Vertical sliding windows can be combined with an arched window to create an even more striking feature.


Get your arched windows from the professionals

Here at ArcOframe we specialise in designing and manufacturing arched windows.

Every single window we produce is manufactured to your specifications, so you can be sure it fits within your space securely.

So, if you’re looking to replace your window frames with an exciting alternative, get in touch today.

Call us on 01744 615111 or email us at orders@aroframe.co.uk and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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