A rectangular window higher up on the wall of the front of this outdoor sauna acts as a transom window to bring in light and give some definition to the outdoor room. Glenn Auerbach, a Minnesota sauna builder who blogs at SaunaTimes.com, also says a transom gives people using the sauna a panoramic view.
The front window is covered with a small roof that blocks out some sun and adds an interesting feature to the HGTV Smart Home 2015 exterior while working within the clean, sharp lines of the home’s design.
Low-placed crank handles make it easy to open and close the windows, despite their soaring height. Marvin’s Ultimate Casements have a wash mode that allow homeowners to turn the exterior of the window towards the interior to wash from inside.
Whether you choose vinyl or wood, replacing your old windows will return as much as three-fourths of your initial investment. The best reasons to replace your windows are beauty, comfort and added home value; you’ll also get a boost in energy efficiency, especially if your old windows are single-panel glass or excessively drafty, but your energy bill savings will be modest.
Floor-to-ceiling windows and crisp white walls make this narrow hallway feel larger and more open. To give the space a modern edge, the designers added black trim to the windows and installed recessed lighting overhead.