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Window Styles | Manolo for the Home

Window Styles: An Illustrated Guide


Single Hung Window (via)


Double Hung Window (via)


Horizontal Slider Window (via)



Picture/Fixed Frame Window (via)


Arch Window (via)


Casement/Rollout Window (via)


Awning Window (via)


Hopper Window (via)


Garden Window (via)


Bay Window (via)


Bow Window (via)


Skylight (via)


Louvered Window (via)


Cathedral Window (via)

Note: The strips of wood, metal, or vinyl that separate panes of glass (or pretend to) in any style of window are called muntins, for example diamond muntins or colonial muntins.

6 Responses to “Window Styles: An Illustrated Guide”

  1. Ash April 9, 2010 at 6:42 am #

    So what is the difference between single hung and double hung?

  2. Christa Terry April 9, 2010 at 7:01 am #

    In a single hung window, you can only move the bottom pane up (i.e., it only opens from the bottom because the top pane is fixed), whereas in a double hung window, you can open it from the bottom like a single hung or bring the top pane down. Double hung windows are much more common than single hung these days.

  3. Pam April 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    Love the garden window! It really brings the outdoors in!

  4. Christa Terry April 12, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    They’re super nice for growing herbs, Pam. Love ‘em.

  5. Kevin Kerrigan April 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    Look into the European oddity that is not yet fashionable in the States, the Tilt-Turn. It is an inward swinging casement and hopper in one.

  6. Christa Terry April 22, 2010 at 5:40 am #

    @Kevin Huh, neat. I wonder how they hold up, though. I feel like casement windows never last as long as double-hungs, but maybe all the casements I’ve seen have just been crap in and of themselves.