We're building a pretty simple two story 2400 sq ft home and I'm trying to decide about transoms. We have been looking for ways to cut costs but since transoms would only save about $750, that's not a worthwhile reason to cut them. I like them but maybe they're kind of silly in a fairly plain and simple house.
Anyways here's a couple of pictures if that helps.
The other picture is just a rough idea from our builder.