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Window Designs for Popular Architectural Styles

Your home’s architecture says a lot about its personality. With the right windows, you can emphasize the distinctive character of your home and boost curb appeal. You can get inspiration by driving around your neighborhood to see which window types would look good on your home’s style. Another way is to consult the experts, like Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta. Here are popular architectural styles and the windows that suit them:

Window Designs

Cape Cod

The quintessential replacement windows in Atlanta for Cape Cod homes are the double-hung with upper and lower sashes of different heights. Both panels have grilles, dividing the top panel in nine glass panes and the bottom one in six.

Double-hung fixtures on Cape Cod or Cottage-style homes are predominant on the front and back façade of the property. However, modern variations feature the casement type with a grille pattern imitating the look of the double-hung. The exterior color for windows is typically of lighter shades, like canvas. You can also opt for a dash of forest green for the frames. For the interiors, they feature stained woodgrain or white.


Ranch homes generally borrow design elements from other architectural styles. This home style boasts simplicity, often incorporating a one-story layout. For homes requiring a window replacement in Atlanta, we recommend you stick to earthy tones like green and reddish browns. As for window design, we recommend double-hung and picture windows.

Craftsman Bungalow

Craftsman Bungalows use different window styles. The common ones are casement fixtures with stained wood interiors. They only have vertical grilles on the upper portion of the panel, forming three equally proportioned individual panes. The window’s exterior color usually favors earthy tones like cocoa bean, contrasting the hue of the trim but close to the siding’s.

Queen Anne

Much like Victorian style, Queen Anne homes are heavy on double-hung windows, but only their upper sash has artistic grilles or decorative glass. This eclectic architectural style is also big on bay windows with double-hung flankers of unequal sashes. Cottage-style windows are common on the main floor, too, especially at the front façade. As your expert window replacement contractor in Atlanta, we recommend you use bright exterior colors and wood interiors for the frames and sashes.

Make the most of your new windows with options from Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta. We have various window designs and customization options so you can find a style that matches your home. Call us today at (888) 908-3332 to talk about your next project. We’ll be happy to schedule a free in-home consultation.


"I had a very good experience with Renewal by Andersen, the large specialty window I purchased was expertly installed and looks beautiful."

Josh & Lauren, Grayson GA
May 25, 2016

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