Window and Door Types

Window and Door Types

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Window Types

 

Arched Window

Arched Window

To maintain the beautiful appearance of this window, careful and special treatment will be required. Either the arched area can be left bare and only the bottom portion gets decorated or the arched portion can also be covered by a fan folded fabric.

Bay Window

Bay Window

A set of window sections placed at angles to each other. Either each window can be treated separately or one total look can be achieved.

Bow Window

Bow Window

This window is curved and can adapt to different styles of window treatments.

Casement Window

Casement Window

These windows are used individually or in groups of two or more. They can be opened inside or outside. The point to remember is not to obstruct the operation of the window as well as not to let the window treatment blow out.

Cathedral Window

Cathedral Window

These windows present the problems of a large and oddly shaped expanse of glass on the upper portion of the windows.

Corner Window

Corner Window

These windows are not always in the same sizes, particularly width-wise.

Dormer (or Recessed) Window

Dormer (or Recessed) Window

Dormer windows most often appear as window seats or attic insets. They can use all kinds of drapery treatments even though tension rods mounted between the walls of the recess are the most convenient hardware choice.

Double Hung Window

Double Hung Windows

One of the most common window styles; either alone or in pairs, or in groups of three or more. In this type of window, either one or both sashes can slide up or down. This type of window can be decorated with any treatment or combination of treatments.

Picture Window

Picture Window

These windows may be only one large pane of glass or can have moveable sectional panes on either side or at the bottom. While letting in alot of ligh and sunlight as well as the outside view in the room, they also subject the room to  excessive heat loss in the winter and can present too much sunlight and privacy problems. Hence window treatments should be made, keeping its pros and cons in mind.

Ranch Window

Ranch Window

Usually are located high on the walls hence leaving a lot of wall space underneath. Such windows are normally decorated with sill-length draperies.

 

Door Types

French Doors

French Doors

These styles can take several forms, but are usually a pair of matching doors, one or both of which open inwards or outwards. The main objective here is that the curtain or drapery rod or shade does not obstruct the movement of the door. For individual doors, door mounted hour glass or sash curtains can be used. For overall treatments, draperies can be mounted on the wall or ceiling, allowing for stack back on either side of the doors.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding Glass Doors

These doors or windows also involve the same objectives as the French doors, that is, easy operation of the door or window when window treatment is used. One way draw of drapery is good for one way opening of windows and doors.