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.
This formal sitting room is as spacious as they come, with two sofas, two armchairs, a large wooden coffee table and two end tables that flank the central fireplace. There's even room for a piano in the corner. Curtains hung just higher than the windows help the space look even larger.
An exterior view of this modern home highlights its slender shape and large windows. The yard can be accessed on either side of the porch with concrete staircases. Orange chairs add a pop of color against the gray exterior.
This gorgeous dome ceiling has a lighthouse-like feel. Circular windows fill the cubbies as the shape moves in to meet at a pinnacle. White molding, a soft yellow wall color and the natural lighting create a bright look. The bronze chain chandelier stands out against the light background.
A clever way to decorate a mantel combines hanging a mirror, then leaning a clock with an interesting face against it, like Michelle Mentzer of Miles Design Group did in this metro Atlanta home. To get a steal on vintage mirrors and clocks, hunt through ones that are stacked up at flea markets and antique stores, or booths at local antiques stores frequently drop prices on all items by 20 percent or more.