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Most Popular Types of Window Grids | Prairie, Colonial, Craftsman

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Apr 24, 2012 @ 13:04 PM

Types of Window Grids

Top 3 Window Styles

Prairie. Colonial. Craftsman. Add flair to your home. Blend architectural styles. Create curb appeal. See how much you can do with window grid selections.

Here the three most popular window grid styles for Raleigh new homes.  

Each of these window grid styles can come in a variety of materials, including vinyl, aluminum and fiberglass. And each grid style and material can be placed:

 - On the inside of the window panes

 - Outside of the window panes

 - Between the window panes

Today's newly manufactured windows almost always place the grids between the window panes.

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Window Grid Style #1: Prairie Style Window Grids

Most Popular Types of Window Grids | Prairie, Colonial, Craftsman

What is a prairie style window?

A prairie style window is divided into 9 unequal panes.

A prairie window has four small square corner panes, four long rectangle edge panes, and one large center square pane.  

The custom home pictured to the right, a version of the Bakersfield, uses prairie style window grids in the upper windows.

The contemporary grid-less windows below add a more transcendent appeal to the home.

Why choose prairie style window grids?

They can help create a sense of a larger living space - with less obstructed light.

Window Grid Style #2: Colonial Style Window Grids

Most Popular Types of Window Grids | Prairie, Colonial, CraftsmanWhat is a colonial style window?

A colonial style window is usually divided into an equal number of panes - and can commonly be seen in sets of 9, 6, or 4.

Colonial style windows are among the most common in new homes - with classic appeal.

The custom home pictured to the left, a version of the Lowery, combines typical colonial windows with colonial arch windows - placed above for architectural emphasis.

Each aspect of this custom exterior was carefully chosen for its quality and eye-catching appeal, from hardi, stone, and shake exterior siding to arched keystone header accents.

 

Window Grid Style #3: Craftsman Style Window Grids

Most Popular Types of Window Grids | Prairie, Colonial, CraftsmanWhat is a craftsman style window?

A craftsman style window is simplistic and evokes feelings of permanence.

Craftsman windows are usually divided into 2 panes and are horizontally rectangular more often than in typical architecture.

In the custom home pictured to the right, a version of the Brogan, the upper windows use a single grid divider and the lower windows are left open as single panes.  Large picture accent windows in this home usually do not contain any grids.

These craftsman window grids pair well with other architectural elements - such as the front porches with stone base and tapered columns.

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