Designing a custom home is a unique experience. You have the ability to design exactly what you want out of the building you’re going to call home for maybe the rest of your life. So, since you want your house to be everything you’ve ever dreamed of, we are here to help you with some simple tools that will guide you to choose the perfect windows for your lifestyle.
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1.From the Outside Looking in
Remember that windows allow people to see all that is going on within your new custom home. So, when you are deciding what you want for windows, try and match it to what you want others to be able to see. If you like your privacy, large windows might not be for you, but for someone else the nice natural light might take priority over privacy.
- Windows will Affect Utilities
Especially here in Utah, having large amount of windows may cause your heating bill in the winter and A/C bill in the summer to increase. There are ways to help reduce this, like getting double pained and insulated windows. If you like the really open look, then don’t be surprised the first time you open up your gas and electricity bill. We can help you to take steps to increase the insulations of the windows in your home, which will help your reduce that increased cost for those floor to ceiling windows in your front room.
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- Widows can help design
Choosing the right windows can help your home have a memorable appeal. Be sure to take into account what the whole picture looks like. Remember the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
- More Windows, More Light
Now, we realize that this can go against what we said in number 2, but it is true. If you have more windows you will have more natural light streaming into your home. This can help you with using electricity on lighting during the day time. So it can really be a double edged sword. Make sure to just do some simple research and number crunching to see what the overall outcome will be on your wallet.
We at Mt Sterling Custom Homes hope that this helped you to think about some different things when designing your custom home. Windows are great and will be a huge part of your home, so take the time to make the right choice for you!