How to Combine Traditional and Contemporary Window Styles

Reinvent Your Traditional Windows with Transitional Home Styles

In an age of connectivity Houzz and Pinterest boosted a new online buzz, which has inspired home design enthusiasts and professionals to combine traditional and contemporary styles.

Traditional and Contemporary Home Styles

Savvy homeowners are likely to appreciate bits of both styles. A fast-growing trend allows both contemporary and traditional to merge as one transitional home style. This creates an opportunity for a home builder to transform any home with tasteful elements, creating an effect of aesthetically pleasing hybrid characteristics, which are fresh and customised to the homeowner.

Modern Kitchen with Traditional Sash Windows
Modern kitchen with traditional sash windows

How To Make Your Home Transitional

If your home has always been traditional and you’d like to redecorate and experiment with contemporary finishes, the transitional home checks the right boxes for you. A new build, extension or refurbishment project can take the transitional concept to the next level by mixing traditional and contemporary architecture, materials and finishes.

Contemporary houses tend to apply expansions of glass to achieve a sleek, light-infused result. A transitional style can keep the big glass and add the natural beauty and warmth of wooden oversized sliding sash windows instead of large casement windows.

Big Glass Sliding Sash Windows
Oversized sliding sash windows can be used to add large glasses

The good news is that the architect or home builder is free to pick the best elements of contemporary and traditional looks to create a unique design, without losing elegance and quality. Now it’s time to have fun and apply transitional home styles to your next project.

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