Window Placement and Design

It’s not rocket science, but it is psychology—house psychology that is! We’re uncovering the formula for window placement and design.


[MUSIC] Window placement has a lot to do with the psychology of the house, so I think a low window can elongate a room and make it feel more open. But it also opens up a sight line that makes you more vulnerable. With window placement, you just have to think about what are you gonna see from what direction. So, for example, windows placed along a street edge, we may raise the sills up, so if somebody's riding around, riding by your house in a car, there's no direct sight line into a room. And if you place a window well, you still can have lots of light. But you're just controlling the sight line down. In an area where sight line's really not an issue, then an elongated window can really take a room that feels claustrophobic. Especially if you have a house with low ceilings, doing a floor-to-ceiling window really [MUSIC] Opens up the light, opens up the view. [MUSIC]
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