Wide Windows: How to Maximize the Views from Your Home

If your house is surrounded by gorgeous scenery, it’d be a shame if you weren’t able to enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. That’s why Asher Lasting Exteriors, your go-to company in the Chippewa Valley for all your window replacement needs, shares some tips on how to make sure your windows capture scenic views below.

Install Larger Windows

This might seem like the most obvious thing to do, but homeowners are reluctant to install larger windows for several reasons. One of them is their privacy—wide windows might prove to be too much of a temptation for prying eyes, especially since the best views are usually on the upper floors.

One option you have is installing high windows. Sure, the view they provide is somewhat limited, but it is a fair compromise. While lying on your bed, you can still get a decent view of the scenery outside. You can also install window treatments, but design experts don’t recommend doing that for one reason—it disrupts the coherence of your interior’s design.

Keeping Your Interior’s Architectural Design Coherent

Your windows are still a point of focus in the interior, after all. An out-of-place feature can not only reduce your home’s potential resale value but also make your interior feel and look more cluttered.

Using Wide Windows for an Uninterrupted View

We recommend adopting a minimalist approach: install windows with a wide glass area and avoid ones that use sashes. If you have a balcony, sliding patio doors would also be a good choice.

Choosing the Right Window 

Just make sure to do your research before buying a window. The window frame needs to be sturdy enough to support a wide glass area. For recommendations, you can consult a local contractor.

Looking for experienced contractors in your neighborhood? Asher Lasting Exteriors, a contractor with more than 45 years’ worth of experience, offers a wide variety of premium replacement windows. To request a free estimate, call us at (715) 204-4840 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Eau Claire and Menomonie, WI.