Windows are really pictures that frame their views and make the connection between the outdoors and the indoors. The simplest way to combine small windows is with symmetry. Notice how the windows are arranged with the center window flanked by the same window on each side.
You can also install smaller windows above large windows to not only add a new design element, but also bring in more light. Now, there are times when one large picture window may be overkill. So create your own ‘picture window’ with smaller windows placed side-by-side. By doing so you’ll be able to provide the right balance for your room, frame the interior and the exterior of your home, while also creating a sense of openness.
A series of small windows arranged together can also be a focal point in a room, even if you don’t have a view to die for. An added bonus when installing a combination of smaller windows is the opportunity to have non-stationary windows installed. This way you’ll have access to ventilation.
You can also combine windows in a corner to give an edgy look and feel to your home’s exterior. A great benefit of combining corner windows is that they bring in additional light from more than one wall.
If visual appeal is all you are after, alternate between large and small custom-shaped windows and skylights to create visual interest.
While technically not windows, glass block can be arranged to create small “windows” that can make a space brighter and appear larger as well as maintain privacy.
As you think about how best to combine small windows, keep the use of the room and your natural lighting needs in mind.
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