Front elevation window question
Back for some more good advice, if that is okay. We are now making some changes to the front of our house while we finish up an addition in the back of our house. We will be having a deck over our garage bump out which we are really excited about (see front elevation pictures below). However, in order to have a door onto the deck from the adjoining room, their needs to be an interior step up to the door (the thickness of the floor joist necessitate this so this is a must). The biggest problem is this deck door goes higher up than all the other windows on the front face, and in particular looks odd to us beside the window that is right beside the door and in the same room as the door.
A possible solution is to order a transom to go over the window that is beside the deck door, and in the process lower this window a few inches too as it has always been a bit high anyway. This way the top of the transom could line up with the top of the deck door. The framers have already needed to remove the window anyway, so it can be replaced wherever we decide.
Any thoughts on this idea, or any other ideas worth pursuing. TIA!
The below Sketch up of our front elevation is fairly accurate except the deck door goes a full 9 inches higher up than the window beside. Also, this elevation shows the deck door as a half glass door, but we are instead favouring a full glass deck door (to welcome those in the room out to the terrace).
The architect's elevation picture shows the cladding material on the house, except we will also have wood trim around the windows, and the front door has been changed to a double door like seen in the Sketch-up. Also, the style of our garage door is like the one in the Sketch-up.