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35 Transom Window Ideas For Your Home
There’s literally no home without windows, this is perhaps the main architectural and design feature in every space. Windows provide natural light, highlight the style and show off the views whatever they are. But what about interior windows, what are they for and do we really need them? Today we are discussing one type of such windows, transom windows, and I hope that this roundup will help you decide if you need them or not.
What Is A Transom Window?
Transoms are small windows which can be hung over doors or open passageways. Transom windows (also known as transom lights) can be operable and open to provided added ventilation, or are fixed, non-openable and purely decorative. Transoms are a unique way of defining and providing subtle separation between spaces. They can be used in exterior applications or on the interior.
a beautiful eclectic entryway with windows including a transom one is light-filled and highlit with black framing and tiles
a beautiful vintage entryway done with black glass doors and transom windows is a fantastic space with plenty of natural light
a beautiful vintage-inspired white entryway with elegant furniture, a transom window and some sidelights
a beautiful white farmhouse kitchen with shaker style cabinetry, a transom window with black framing and a working nook
a cozy working nook by the window, with a transom window installed in the doorway to highlight the chic vintage style of the home
a doorway with a transom window that is installed to focus on the vintage style of the space
a gorgeous vintage home done with a natural color palette and a transom window over the entryway
Why Use A Transom Window?
Transom windows can be used to enhance a home’s vintage architectural style. In a traditional home with moldings and substantial door casings, a transom window can accentuate the grand and stately feel. Functionally, transom windows can also bring in additional natural light. Operable transom windows have the added benefit of allowing air to flow between rooms, or bring air from the outside in.
a light-filled entryway with transom windows done with colorful mosaics is a beautiful and chic space with a touch of color
a neutral and pastel kitchen with a dining zone and a transom window installed in the doorway shows off vintage chic
a neutral corridor and a bathroom with double doors and a transom window that brings some light from bathroom windows to the corridor
a refined dining room with a dark-stained glass cabinet, a black table, orange chairs, large black French doors plus a matching transom window
a refined entryway with a vintage feel, a transom window that adds more charm to the space and brings more natural light inside
a series of openings with transom windows that highlight the vintage feel o the space and add elegance and formality to it
a small and light-filled entryway features a glass door and a wall plus transom windows to fill the next space with light, too
a small transom window adds more light to the corridor and makes the space feel a bit more vintage than modern
a stylish opening with a transom window with black framing and vintage dark-stained arched doors highlight the vintage style of the space
a traditional opening with a transom window that includes a pattern is a lovely and chic idea for a vintage space
What Are Transom Window Advantages?
The main reason for installing transoms is to enjoy their enhanced architectural beauty. Such a window will accent the architectural style of your home and show off its historical value. Transoms featuring etched, leaded or stained glass are decorative. Their aesthetic beauty is usually the main reason for installing this window in a house, and as you see them, you immediately understand why.
If you want a primary door or window closed, you can still enjoy the ventilation if you install transoms that can open or close. This enhances the airflow which helps you cut down on your energy expenses.
One of the primary purposes of any window is to allow natural light to pass through. Although you may cover your main windows with curtains or blinds for added privacy, these windows are placed above your line of sight are often left uncovered. This enables natural light to brighten your home without compromising your privacy. Most designers can install transom windows above your interior doors to allow natural light to access the core of your home.
Transom windows enhance the architectural aesthetics of your home and the penetration of natural light into your home. To get your building fitted with these types of windows, you’ll have to research window companies that are reputable for their products, installation and service.
a transom window with criss cross frames adds to the aesthetic value of the interior and there's a shelf to display something there
a vintage and refined space with a small and elegant transom window with a gold frame is a stylish idea for the space
a vintage kitchen with light green cabinets, black countertops, brick walls and a door with a transom window over it
a vintage space with a doorway and a transom window installed here is a beautiful space with plenty of natural light
an airy contemporary space with a large and tall transom window that is used to get more natural light and highlight the charm of the space
an airy white space with a glazed wall and transom windows to connect the rooms and provide both of them with natural light
an opening with a transom window highlighted with a wooden beam plus some wooden pillars next to it to cozy up the space
an opening with a transom window that adds to the style of the space and makes it very chic and beautiful