Oddly shaped windows are true to their name, appearing in a range of interesting shapes and sizes. Arched, piked, bullseye and triangular are a few examples of them. But what do they say about the homes they’re fitted on? Read on, as we detail just how these properties are reflected.

It oozes with elegance

Circular window

Oddly shaped windows provide homes with a focal point, which can be quite stunning in appearance. Having one fitted will instantly attract attention, seriously boosting the kerbside appeal of your home. This will give off the impression that the owner has distinctive, highly refined tastes.

An appreciation of historical architecture

Many of the odd shapes found on windows were popularised during historical periods which appreciated distinctive architecture. For instance, arches were heavily popularised in Ancient Rome, who applied them to a wide range of structures. Moreover, rose windows, or circular windows, have their roots in Gothic architecture. Therefore, a home that displays either will reflect a particular appreciation for a unique, traditional architectural style.

Gothic architecture also saw a major resurgence in the UK during the 19th century. If you happen to live in a house with a circular framed window from this period, it likely demonstrates that whoever designed your home played their part in the resurgence of Gothic architecture!

Your home is a unique living-space

With an overwhelming majority of windows being square or rectangular in shape, an odd shaped version ensures for a distinctively unique aesthetic. Stand out from the rest of the homes in your neighbourhood by having one, or more, installed on your home. And with so many different shapes to choose from, you can truly demonstrate your personality to onlookers.

That is well-lit

Custom shape window in white uPVCAn odd shaped window, if placed correctly, will allow extra light into your property. For instance, entranceways on certain homes are too narrow to fit windows either side of the front door, resulting in a dimly lit space. However, fitting an arched window above the door will give that area a well-received injection of light.

V shaped or sharply slanted roofs also benefit from oddly shaped windows; raked framed windows are perfect for boosting light intake on them. As loft spaces tend to feature inside sharply inclined roofs, they’re a great fit for these spaces too.

And well-ventilated

Whilst some oddly shaped windows are fixed, meaning they’re unable to be opened, this isn’t true for all of them. This means that they can add ventilation to areas where a square window would be impractical to fit, as well as light.

Ideas for oddly shaped windows

For interesting odd shaped window ideas, Pinterest has plenty for your consideration. You can access them using the link here.

Interested in a custom shaped window? Emerald can create a unique variant, tailored exclusively to your specific requirements. Get in touch today for more information.

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