The Prairie home style was one of the first designs to become popular in the United States. This style is inspired by the idea that a building should appear to grow from the land it sits upon. Prairie-style homes feature long, horizontal bands of windows and trims that evoke the prairie landscape. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Austin discusses the ideal window styles for a Prairie home.
Prairie-style windows have an elegant, yet geometric look. They can be bold, but not overbearing. They present a look that is very clean and sound. They will make your home look stylish in an understated way.These windows are flexible enough to go with a more modern design.
Casement windows also work well in Prairie style homes. Their large glass area allows the Prairie style art glass to be a big part of the home’s design. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, casement windows also come with a host of functional benefits including better security and picturesque views.
Prairie-style window hardware features simple lines and functional form. Hinges, sash locks and lifts are all part of the style. Decorative elements, if any, are simple and understated. Casement windows come with contemporary folding handle in black finish. Double-hung hardware features a lock and keeper in oil-rubbed bronze finishes.
A casement window in a Prairie style house can have a Prairie grille pattern. The visible glass dimensions in the corners should be 4″ x 4″. For a double-hung window, the Prairie grille pattern is set only in the upper sash.
Enjoy both architectural beauty and American heritage with Prairie-style windows. They can increase your home’s value, ventilation and energy efficiency. Renewal by Andersen of Austin can install Prairie-style custom windows to make your home stand out for all the right reasons. Get the best options available with us. We serve homeowners in Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (866) 842-3370 for a free estimate.