Vote - Windows together or windows apart

jen11kNovember 14, 2013

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jen11k

thank you.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 9:26AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Together...also think about the impact on the interior space and things like furniture arrangement and window treatments....

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 9:34AM
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ChrisStewart

I do not have preference they both look good.

Not sure if I like the upper right gable right side wall running into a window below (dining room?)

Maybe another column would help so that there are three pairs of two.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 10:07AM
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jdez

I like the windows apart. Not good for inside furniture placement but looks better on the outside.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 10:21AM
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Chadoe3

I like them better together, except for the 3 to the right of the door. Any way to put 2 of them together to keep the symmetry?

If those 3 need to stay apart, then I like it better if they're all apart. Otherwise it just looks .. off.

I am trying to cure myself of my need for symmetry though!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 10:22AM
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renovator8

Individual windows is a style common to the Victorian era. Pairing windows is more common to early 20th century revival styles. Choose which one is appropriate for the overall design concept.

Avoid mulling nail-fin windows together since that is more common to modern developer/builder designs which are invariably poor adaptations of older styles IMO. The trim board between paired windows should be at least as wide as the other trim and preferably wider and should allow 2 or 3 studs between the windows.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 11:29AM
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ILoveRed

That's how the architect did our paired windows R8. That's what they look like on the outside. Inside pic.

I agree...nice look.

Jen, I like them together.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 11:40AM
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stblgt

i like them together. also, what i'd do is to have the room with the 3 windows (to the right of the front door) have only 2 windows as well.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 12:07PM
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mrspete

I like the windows together.

What I do not like about the above drawing, however, is that one room has windows apart, while the other have windows together. Whichever method you choose, be consistent.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 3:17PM
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jen11k

The windows apart are in the dining room on the wider side.. doing two windows together there would not be symmetrical inside. If I pick the Windows together do you think it is really off there under the covered porch?

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 3:38PM
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bpathome

I think the 3 separated looks fine, because it's under the porch so it's clearly a different space, and because it's beside the garage windows which are also separated. It lightens the formality a bit.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 4:05PM
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jen11k

thanks, good idea - i think i will try for a different material under covered area to make it a different so the three separated windows will not stand out.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 4:39PM
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zone4newby

I like them better apart.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 5:00PM
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maxcare

I like them better together.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 8:20PM
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nepool

I like them better together.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 8:39PM
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lyfia

I like them better apart. Makes for a unified flow with all the other single windows. I also think if you have windows on multiple sides then opening windows will allow more distributed airflow in a room or between rooms with them separated out.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 4:31PM
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kirkhall

Hahaha! I love this thread!

Every other person is "together!" "apart!"

I think that means you can't go wrong from the outside perspective. What works best with what is going on inside?

    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 8:39PM
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deee_gw

Put me in the apart column!

From a style standpoint, apart makes the house look more traditional. Together makes it look more transitional.

If you don't have a preference, as mentioned above, I would do what is best for window treatments and furniture placement,

This post was edited by deee on Sat, Nov 16, 13 at 8:18

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 6:37AM
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carp123

i think deee's answer is spot on. for me, together or apart look great. but think of the style that you really want.
traditional or transitional.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 11:14AM
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