These are a few of the types of window designs and styles. Some are combined together for a unique design.
Bay or Bow
Usually, a window or group of windows together to form a bay or bow window. These extend out from the wall in the home creating added space in the interior.
This window is set on a hinge or hinges so it opens like a door. This allows more fresh air into te the room. Set side by side, you can have them open opposite each other.
Decorative Glass Block
Common in bathrooms for privacy, they can also be found in basements. These thick blocks of glass come with or without a design or texture and still provide light into the room.
Single-Hung or Double-Hung
Single-hung windows only have a lower sash that opens from the bottom. Double-hung windows have two operable sashes that will slide up and down. In some windows, the top or bottom or both will lean in for cleaning.
Typically a large window with just one pane is generally installed in a living or dining room. Custom designs offer single or more panes of glass to increase the efficiency of the window.
Much like a sliding door, this window opens horizontally from one side or the other. These windows are usually greater in width than height.
Installed in the roof line of a home, these windows can be fixed or operable. Most often they are used for upstairs bedrooms with a sloped ceiling. They are also popular as a feature window on high ceilings over large living or family rooms.
Stained Glass or Etched Glass
Stained glass is formed by taking small pieces of glass and arranging them to form a design or picture. Etched glass is formed by using sand or forced air or chemicals to form a design or picture in the glass itself.
Gable or Bowed Feature
Gable comes from the window placement at the end of a roof. More and more they are being combined with Picture or Double-hung type windows to create a unique look for the home. Often called bow windows due to the design. Gable windows can be a complete circle or quarter circle design as well.
Door Design & Styles
Doors have nearly and endless list of designs and styles for interior and exterior.
By design, they fold twice to create an opening. Common in closets or laundry rooms. Traditionally they were used to open into another room or outdoor area in the home.
This image is one of many designs or styles that are created for front doors, study, or home offices. The selection of design and materials is very broad.
These types of doors shown are typically for an entry or front door but are also used for patio or rear entry doors. Again the possibilities are many.
Panel doors are so named due to the panel design for each door. Flush doors and Full Light doors are the exceptions. These doors can be used for entry or interior bedroom or bath doors as well as a door in the kitchen.
Panel Door w/Half Moon Window
A decorative door used primarily for entry into the home, this is simply one design of many to choose from.
French doors open from both sides. There are several variations of this type of door. To be considered a French Door the glass runs for most of the height of the door.
6 - 8 Panel
Another example of the different types of panel doors available for both interior and exterior.
Sliding or Patio Doors
Commonly referred to as a Patio Door, sliding glass doors allow light into the room and a view of the outside living area. The designs and styles could be one piece of glass in each door to multiple lights or decorative designs.
Storm doors are very common in most homes. The design could be solid glass as in the example above. Often times you have the option of a sliding section and the ability to have a screen as well.