What Is a Picture Window?

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For starters, it’s a great way to improve daylight and create a feeling of openness in your planned home renovation.

Picture window by O Driscoll Lynn Architects Co. Wexford

In the image above, you can see a picture window in all its glory. It frames an outside view, bringing sunshine and nature into a chosen area of your home. A picture window can work well in a rear kitchen viewing into the back garden in a typical semi-detached suburban house. 

The window placement can align to the center of a tree or shrub in your back garden. If your house faces a park or any view worth framing, then talk to your architect about including this element into your home design to make it feel brighter and bigger.

Do it right, and you’ll be able to create more perceived space in your home. However, that’s easier said than done as many novice homeowners make the mistake of putting kitchen units on a rear wall. That’s why it is important to get professional help.

After all, natural daylight is a commodity that should be exploited. Our Irish winter dark evenings are not any easier with less sun before sundown. Any ambient light that makes it through cloud cover should be invited into our homes with open arms, through well-placed picture windows.

Picture window project in Dublin 3 by Brennan Furlong Architects.

A picture window paired with a window seat makes for the perfect spot for a cuppa’ tea or as a reading nook. It could also function at the end of a dining table as extra seating instead of chairs taking up valuable floor space.

A picture window with seating by ABGC Architects in Dublin

Would you like to know if your home can do with a picture window? Why not ask a professional architect?

You can meet a qualified architect or home designer online on www.archly.ie. They’ll be more than willing to discuss design options for your home renovation project.

Submit your details below or click the above images by Brennan Furlong, ODLA, or ABGC Architects to book an hour with either of them for an online consultation.

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