Your home’s style is one of the main factors you need to consider when making choices about the design of your replacement windows. Choosing mismatched style components can make your windows look out of place and throw your home’s overall appeal off-center.
Our window experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod share the following tips when choosing grille patterns for common architectural styles.
The prairie style was popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright who designed homes to blend in with large areas of flat land. Prairie style windows tend to emphasize large glass areas by featuring a grille pattern that leaves the center unobstructed. The muntins are more or less decorative, positioned closely to the outer borders, serving to place more focus on the glazing than other styles. Some homes also feature stylized cutouts along the window borders, adding an old-school bucolic feel the home.
The large, imposing brick walls with equally spaced windows of colonial homes can evoke rigidity but also display a sense of structure. Window grilles reflect these sensibilities with squares and perfectly symmetrical muntins that create a flat 2×3 or 3×3 grid pattern.
Customized and Specialty Windows
Regardless of architectural style, every home will have unique needs when it comes to replacement windows. This includes window accessories like grilles. Luckily, the hands-on, individualized approach of Renewal by Andersen gives homeowners enough leeway to find customization options for whatever window needs they might have.
Learn more about grilles and other window customization options from our professionals at Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod. Give us a call at (508) 936-1171 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home window consultation and diagnosis. You may also fill out our contact form to request a brochure or a free estimate for your project today. We serve customers in Cape Cod, MA, and nearby areas.