Window Design Tips for Home Ventilation and View
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Being able to look out of a window is as important to us as receiving light and air through them. Windows connect us to the environment, enhance our sense of space, and satisfy our curiosity. And here some window treatments design tips for your home interior ventilation view planning.
You’ll want to determine the placement and size of your window by what you will see from it. Just as the framing brings out the best in an oil painting, so it is with a view, whether it’s a panorama of the mountains or a glimpse into a small intimate garden.
Selecting the right window.
If a spectacular view demand a large picture window, consider breaking up the expanse of glass with muntins. The small panes will create a multitude of framed views, enhancing your relationship with the outside and retaining your sense of security and shelter.
Some architects recommend several smaller windows instead of one large window; this allows people to catch glimpse of the view as they more around the house. The view becomes a little less over-whelming and doesn’t lose its attraction as readily as if it’s seen in its entirety from a sitting area.
Try to avoid or minimize large obstructions in the line of sight. Horizontal divisions, especially more than 4 inches wide, are undesirable; vertical ones don’t create so much of a problem. And remember that screens can interfere with a clear view; if you don’t need ventilation, consider fixed glass.
Situate the windows in your room where they’ll provide the best possible view of the outside; avoid windows that look out on a wall or a fence.
Even if your home fronts on busy street, you can satisfy your family’s curiosity about what’s going on by designing a second-story window or a high fist-floor window so passersby can’t look in. if noise is a problem, double glazing can reduce it.
When you’re planning the height of the window sill, take into account not only the view, but also the room’s function and furniture arrangement. Ideally, the sill should be below eye level. But in a kitchen, you may want the sill above the level of the counter; in a dining room, at about the level of the table; and in a bedroom, at about 4 feet from the floor.
If you have patio, deck, or garden outside your bedroom, consider placing the sill 10 to 14 inches from the floor. Then you’ll be able to see outside without craning your neck above a high sill. The same sill height works in a living room and allow you and your guests to view the outdoors from a sitting position. Most building codes require the use of tempered glass within 18 inches of the floor.
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