Planning Windows on Your Custom Home

Columbia Builders Planning Windows

Your home builder can help you carefully plan the windows of your home so you get the most out of them.

Windows add flavor to the exterior of a home while allowing light into the interior. Getting a handle on how you want your custom home to look and feel will help you when you’re planning windows on your custom home and give it the personality and functionality you want.


The front of your home is where it gets all of its curb appeal. As such, windows on the front of your home should exercise some level of symmetry or balance. It doesn’t have to look boring and stiff to be pleasant to look at. On the other hand, the rest of your home doesn’t necessarily need symmetrical windows. You can plan the back and sides more carefully room-by-room without having to fret over symmetry as you do in the front. You should avoid neglecting the back and sides, however, and make sure they aren’t barren or overcrowded.


Getting the proportions of your windows right can actually end up being a challenge. Making sure your wall-to-window ratio is good can be difficult, especially for someone who has never really thought about it before. This is a great time to consult the expertise of your builder. They will help you visualize what your ideas will look like and give suggestions if you need them.


When you’re planning windows on your custom home, think about the view outside. Placing a bay window on a wall that faces your neighbor’s bathroom window might not be preferable. Try to place windows, especially large windows, where you will have something nice to view outside when the curtains are drawn.

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