There are generally two categories of window styles: operable and fixed. The last is usually called a picture window, so-called because it frames a static, outside view just like a painting or a picture. And, when you’re combining window styles, the cornerstone should incorporate both categories for some semblance of cohesion.
Picture and Casement
A non-operable window can be paired with two casement windows on either side, which offers two benefits. One, you would have a great view as if you had three picture windows side by side, but also get the benefit of ventilation from the two casement windows.
One great way to use this arrangement is with a bay window. The picture window can act as a centerpiece while the two casement windows form the angled parts.
Picture and Double-Hung
How about more ventilation? For this purpose, you use place double-hung replacement windows instead of casement units for your bay window. While double-hung windows may give you slightly less natural light because of the way their sashes operate, you’ll have more ventilation, thanks to their ability to cycle air.
Picture and Sliding
Sliding windows can also take the place of the casement or double-hung windows. This lends an air of modernity to your window setup. In fact, some sliding windows can also be used as an alternative to the picture window for all three scenarios described above if you want to take the modern approach to the next level.
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