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32 Arched Window Ideas With Pros And Cons
An arched window is a type of window that has a curved top. Such windows can be found in many different architectural styles, but they are most popularly seen in Gothic Revival Architecture and Romanesque architecture. These arches were historically used to create an illusion of extra height because these buildings were often very narrow and long. They became very popular during the 1800s when builders wanted their homes to feel more spacious than they actually were by extending them upwards with this design element. Here are some pros and cons of such windows, check them about before you decide whether you want them or not.
These windows look fantastic as solo windows and may have a significant aesthetic impact when paired with other windows. They may become a focal point of a home’s decor while also letting in more light. These windows are appropriate in residential, commercial and industrial buildings where customary window sizes do not allow for the installation of larger openings.
Arched windows provide a distinct and eye-catching appearance. Because most houses only have rectangular windows, an arched style may help your property stand out.
Arched window styles can be used with decorative window treatments, such as curtains and shades. These window treatments may also offer an attractive design within the interior of one’s home.
Arched windows are easy to maintain, especially when compared to other types of windows. They do not require regular cleaning or maintenance because they are less prone to damage. Repairs to arched windows are much easier than those of standard single-pane or double-pane windows. With a tiny screwdriver, a homeowner can easily make a simple repair.
a beautiful arched window accents the farmhouse style and adds personality to the space
a bold bathroom with marble tiles and an arched window for an accent, an oval tub, a beaded chandelier and a rope side table
a bold industiral living room styled for Christmas, with double-height arched window, emerald and brown furniture and lots of greenery
a chic black and white kitchen with an oversized arched window that includes the door to the garden and is a fantastic solution to add more chic
a chic staircase space with an arched window accented with some curtains, lanterns and pillows
a contemporary living room featuring lots of arched windows that deliver much light and cozy up the space
a contemporary living room with an oversized black frame arched window that includes an access to the garden
a cozy nook with a windowsill daybed
a dining room with a non-working fireplace, a built-in bookcase, a large white framed arched window, a modern dining set and a catchy chandelier
a formal meets farmhouse dining space with a large arched window that brings a lot of natural light inside
a fresh modern attic bedroom with black framed arched windows and black beams, a neutral bed and a pink woven bench, some art
a gorgeous sitting nook - an arched window with a windowsill with pillows, books and wine is a great idea for any space
a living room with an oversized arched window that brings a gorgeous view inside
a lovely chalet nook with an arched window, everything clad with wooden planks, a comfy chair and some tables
Since they have limited use, homeowners will have to pay more for arched windows compared to standard single-pane or double-pane windows. Homeowners may also end up paying for the installation of new hardware, gaskets and other parts if necessary.
Even though these windows are structurally sound, it is more difficult to maintain them compared to standard single-pane or double-pane windows.
Arched windows are not ideal for higher floors of a home due to differences in thermal performance. It is important that higher floors have at least 14 inches of insulation between the floor and the window frame.
Another disadvantage is that they are typically fixed frames, so they’ll let in light but cannot be opened for ventilation.
Arched windows can be difficult to incorporate into existing architecture without interfering with doorways or existing plumbing configurations. They may pose problems when installed with other types. Take a look at the gorgeous ideas we’ve gathered and decide whether you want some of such arched windows for your home or not.
a modern attic bedroom with an arched window and a windowsill daybed, a bed, a warm-stained dresser, some pillows and artworks
a modern living room with black framed arched windows and doors, a built-in fireplace, a grey sofa and tan chairs plus a bubble chandelier
a neutral kitchen with a large arched window that floods the space with light and makes it more chic
a peaceful modern bedroom with an oversized arched window for a view, a plywood bed and a fluffy rug is ultimate
a refined contemporary bedroom done with arched windows, a black frame bed, a navy chair and some neutral and flowy curtains
a refined contemporary interior with a double-height black frame arched window, a curved sofa that echoes with it and some chairs
a relaxed Scandinavian bedroom with a white frame arched window, a bed and a bench, some nightstands and a statement potted plant
a Scandinavian bedroom with an arched window with a vertical frame, with a windowsill used for potted blooms and an artwork
a Scandinavian room with an arched window with a white frame, grey curtains and grey furniture, a woven chair and some greenery
a stylish contemporary interior with black framed arched windows, a black kitchen island and black chairs, neutral drapes and furniture