Need advice on windows - muntins or no muntins FL home

geosulcataFebruary 2, 2013

We are going to be putting in a window where a chimney was. We will eventually be replacing all windows on the house, so the style of window we choose for the area where the chimney was could affect the whole look of the house. We aren't sure whether to use side sliding windows with no muntins or vertically hung windows with muntins. The problem we are having is some windows are short and very wide, others are taller than they are wide, and some are just huge (the two covered by the palm trees at the front of the house.

Our home is in FL and the neighborhood is homes on 2 acres with all sorts of houses and window styles from ultra modern to FL cracker style.

I would love suggestions!

The photo below shows where the chimney is 1/2 way down. This window will be 63"x63"

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Fori is not pleased

I'd do no muntins over a bunch. The window in the front of the house looks perfect because it accentuates the sexy long low ranchiness of the house (really--the front of that house is perfect!). I'd want to keep any rectangles going horizontal, but that's not always practical in bathrooms or over the sink. So do keep them functional! (I can't open a double hung over a sink because I'm too short.) They don't have to all be exactly the same.

If you're keeping it authentic and not planning to deranch it (people do that! I wouldn't with yours.) simple windows are best.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 1:25PM
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fatnfur

no to the muntins, p.i.a. to clean the windows with muntins

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 8:03PM
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hosenemesis

Another vote for no muntins.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 1:23AM
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geosulcata

Thank you all so much! I really appreciate the advice.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 8:02PM
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