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koppelaar
December 3, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Here is a drawing of part of our addition that we hope to start this coming spring. I am not sure about the windows, what are your thoughts? I prefer one large window in the centre with smaller ones on each side, but what do you suggest for above them. I am not really liking the triangle windows. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!!!
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
What is the function of this room? Is it a sunroom or is it a family room or something else?
December 3, 2012 at 2:15pm   
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Leigh Durand
I love the rhythm of the windows as designed, they are classic and elegant. The windows suit what appears to be a traditionally styled home, the layout you are proposing is more casual in style.
December 3, 2012 at 2:45pm   
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Dytecture
Personally I prefer a more rectilinear window configuration as it tend to be a more timeless design feature.


December 3, 2012 at 2:56pm   
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koppelaar
It will become our great room.
December 3, 2012 at 4:37pm   
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koppelaar
If I kept the window design, what type of window treatments would I do? It is on the south side so I will definitely need some type of window treatment.
December 3, 2012 at 4:44pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
what is the style of the interiors
December 3, 2012 at 4:53pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
is sun a factor as to what happens on the windows to control light and glare?
December 3, 2012 at 4:54pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
I'm guessing the lower windows are to a basement level room, right?
December 3, 2012 at 4:54pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
I'd use roman shades if you are doing a traditional interior. they would have just above the large windows, with the triangular windows not treated,
December 3, 2012 at 4:57pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
if the triangular windows need to have adjustable light control, I'd conside shutters on all the windows in the room.
there are many correct answers to the queston but without more information regarding the fuction/style/layout and use the room is to have I cant be much help
December 3, 2012 at 4:59pm   
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orangecamera
I like Dytecture's example.

Since you don't like the triangles and you're going to cover them anyway, there doesn't seem to be a point.

If someone in your family really wants a triangle, maybe do the 2nd row as in Dytecture's example, and put ONE small triangle above that. If it's small enough, and since it's so high, you probably won't really need to cover it. Would you have a fantastic view through that window from your seating in the room? Would be cool if you had a telescope across the room, looking through the very top window at the moon and stars.

The angles of your roof peaks are not the same, so putting triangular windows on both of them will accentuate the difference.
December 3, 2012 at 5:02pm   
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koppelaar
interior style is traditional, and yes the lower windows are from the basement. I like roman shades, but it's the triangular windows I don't know what to do with. That's why I would rather stay away from them. I am not a shutter fan, they seem like a pain to keep clean.
December 3, 2012 at 5:04pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
why not leave the triangular uncovered?
December 3, 2012 at 6:20pm   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
oh .....you could increase the overhang of the roog to provide a bit more shadowing if you are concerned with fadeing
December 3, 2012 at 6:22pm     
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
if you are going to cover the windows once they are installed ......maybe you dont really need them?

as your archetect to do a few options for you.

you have the opportunity to do taller windows or the same size with the smaller rectangular ones above
December 3, 2012 at 6:27pm   
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