As soon as you draw up the plan for your future construction, you must carefully choose the location and number of windows to install. Windows add to the aesthetics of your home, increase safety, and insulation from sounds. This article will focus on the ideal number of windows to install, depending on the configuration of the new home, the type, and the ideal orientation.
Ideally, at least one window should be installed in each room.
As a general rule, each room must have at least one window to ensure good lighting and sufficient ventilation. However, some rooms sometimes require several openings, such as the living room. It must also be noted that there are different types of windows for each room. For bathrooms and toilets, it is preferable to install a small window while living rooms and bedrooms require larger ones.
The number of windows to be installed in each room varies according to the level of brightness and ventilation required. It also varies according to the construction style. So do not hesitate to ask for advice from professionals before starting your project.
Which type of window to choose for each room?
It is recommended to install one or two small windows in the bathroom. However, this depends on the size of the room. An integrated blind for more privacy is also a great addition.
For the bedrooms, opt for traditional windows (French-style opening) or windows with tilt-and turn opening. These two types of openings are highly popular at the moment. Professionals recommend them because of their aesthetics as well as their thermal properties.
For the living room, dining room, and other living areas choose large bay windows to get as much light as possible.
It is possible to take advantage of the thermal performance of windows to limit the use of heating in winter and air conditioning in summer. By ideally installing your windows, you can save on your energy bills. So, install your windows according to the orientation of your house. The best practice is to install as many windows as possible in the south, south-east, and south-west of your home and limit window installation to the north.
Installing windows is one of the main things to consider when building or renovating your home and buildings. They can add to the aesthetics of your home, improve security, and also control the interior temperature, thus saving you money.