28 Different Window Styles for Your Home

There is no shortage of options when it comes to finding replacement windows for your home. Each sort of window serves a distinct purpose, and there are numerous window styles to suit every home and budget.

Here we list 28 different types of windows that you might come across when shopping for replacement windows and we explain what types of homes they’re best suited to:

Different Types of Windows

single hung sash windows

Single hung sash windows

This is the traditional window style, featuring a bottom sash that slides up and down, and a top sash that only slides up. These work well in homes where space may be an issue because you can move the top sash up without having to completely get out of the window frame to let fresh air inside. They give your home a classic look but are still easy enough to operate.

Price Range: $350+

double hung window

Double hung sash windows

Also known as double-sash or double-hung windows, these feature 2 vertically sliding sashes (usually both on the same track) allowing maximum light and ventilation options. The main benefit is that they give you easy access to both sides of the window so you can clean both panes easily.

Price Range: $450+

casement windows

Casement windows

These are hinged on one side and open by swinging outwards like a door. Casement windows provide excellent ventilation options, but since gravity holds them shut once they’re closed, these work best in homes where security isn’t an issue.

Price Range: $400+

sliding window

Sliding windows

Sliding windows offer good ventilation without taking up much space. They also add style to your home when designed for exterior or backyard sliders . For more privacy when entertaining guests in the home, look for glass sliding panels which allow you to slide glass inside a metal frame.

Price Range: $400+

Bay Windows

Bow & bay windows protrude out from the main building or home, creating a “bay area” featuring 3 separate windows. They can make the room appear larger and also provide some extra space for home decor.

Price Range: $3500+

oriel window

Oriel Window

The oriel window is a type of bay window that projects out from the building and features 3 or more windows. They can create a unique and aesthetically-pleasing architectural element to your home’s exterior, but can be hard to clean because of their position.

Price Range: $2000+



For an unobstructed view of the sky above, try skylights which can be used in any room of your home to channel sunlight indoors and let you enjoy natural light during the day.

Price Range: $950+

Louvre windows

Louvre windows are a favorite among homeowners looking for lots of ventilation. This traditional window style features multiple panels that can be hinged together and tilted inwards to allow fresh air inside. Jalousies work well for the bathroom, kitchen, or any other part of the home that needs lots of ventilation.

Price Range: $1200+

Glass block windows

Translucent glass block windows let light in but offer privacy, perfect for bathrooms or kitchens which may need added privacy when guests are around. They make great room dividers too, and can be used to create a unique feature wall in any room of the home.

Price Range: $750+


awning windows in Sydney

Awning Windows

Awning windows feature 2 sashes; one fixed in place while the other sash swings out like an awning above it. They’re ideal for letting in fresh air without taking up too much space thanks to their slim profile (one of our favorites), but because they open outward, these work best when security isn’t an issue.

Price Range: $500+

hopper window

Hopper window

Similar to awning windows but opens inward into your living space, and can be hinged at the top, bottom, or side. They’re ideal for basements because they can sit high up on the wall and let in lots of natural light in addition to being easy to open and close.

Price Range: $450+

pivot windows

Pivot window

Pivot windows offer a space-saving solution for rooms with angled walls or where you want to add extra ventilation. The entire window pivots on the track installed in the top of the frame.

Price Range: $800+

tilt and turn windows

Tilt & turn window

Tilt and turn windows feature 2 separate sashes. One is stationary (usually the bottom pane) while the other tilts in when you open it. The top sash opens outward while the bottom swings inward. You can tilt and turn both panes or just one to let in fresh air.

Price Range: $500+

Picture window

Also known as a Palladian window, picture windows open up any room in the home so you can take advantage of natural light during the day while bringing your backyard or neighborhood into view. Because they have no frame on the exterior, there are no limits when it comes to their design , making them ideal for homes that appeal to the most design-savvy homeowners.

Price Range: $300+

Arched Window

Looking for something with a touch of architectural flair? Arched windows feature an elegant curve which adds both visual appeal and timeless charm to your home’s exterior. They’re ideal for adding space to any room without taking up too much square footage (perfect for smaller spaces like bathrooms or powder rooms).

Price Range: $1500+

hexagonal window

Hexagonal window

Hexagonal windows are similar to arched windows because they’re both inspired by traditional architectural styles. There’s also no frame on the outside which lets you customize the window to your heart’s desire, provided it doesn’t interfere with your home’s exterior design or architecture.

Price Range: $1200+

Round windows

An old favorite, round windows offer unparalleled charm and character to any home. They’re also one of the most unique shapes for windows and are most suited for adding character to any room, especially dining rooms or kitchens.

Price Range: $650+

transom window

Transom window

These windows feature small panes of glass positioned one above the other to let in additional light or air and are usually placed over doors or windows.

Price Range: $300+

Garden window

Garden windows protrude out from the exterior wall and feature 3 or more fixed panes for a stunning effect. They work well in any room of the home, but are especially pretty in the kitchen where you can use them to bring natural light indoors.

Price Range: $1600+

Storm windows

Like the name implies, these windows offer protection from the elements and are mounted on top of your existing windows. They can help reduce energy loss, which is why they’re a popular choice for homeowners looking to save on heating and cooling costs.

Price Range: $250+

double glazing

Double glazed windows

These windows come with 2 panes of glass and a pocket of air between them which helps insulate against noise and temperature. As they provide a better barrier against extreme weather conditions , these windows are a great choice to improve your homes energy efficiency.

Price Range: $450+

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Divided light windows

Divided light windows consists of multiple panes of glass divided by muntins. These elegant windows offer a touch of sophistication and are versatile enough for both traditional and contemporary homes.

Price Range: $450+

Guillotine windows

Guillotine windows comprise of two panes with one of them stationary and the other descending vertically. They’re ideal for lofts or rooms with high ceilings.

Price Range: $650+

dormer window

Dormer windows

Dormer windows are a form of roof window , which means they’re used to provide additional space for building occupants, usually in the attic. They can be added on top of your roof or built into a sloping roof and are a great addition to bedrooms.

Price Range: $15000 to $20000

clerestory window

Clerestory windows

Clerestory (pronounced “clear-story”) windows are placed above eye level to provide natural light to an interior space. These windows are especially effective in basements, hallways, or stairwells.

Price Range: $300+

bifold windows

Bi-fold Windows

Bi-fold windows can be opened up like a door or folded out like an accordion to create more space. They’re ideal for any room in the house, especially kitchens and bathrooms where ventilation and additional space is highly desired.

Price Range: $3000+

porthole window

Porthole Window

A porthole is a circular window found on the hull of ships that allows light and air to enter. In recent times, they have also been used in home design as a decorative feature and is a unique way to add light to a room

Price Range: $650+

Venetian Window

A venetian or serlian window is a large three sectioned window that is typically arched in the middle. Typically found in the Palladian style of architecture, they are common features in many heritage listed buildings.

Price Range: $1200+


Your windows are an important part of your home’s exterior design, providing protection from the elements when closed and letting in natural light and ventilation when open. No matter what type of window catches your eye , window installation is an important step in ensuring their long term durability and proper function. So contact us for expert window replacement and installation today.
Elias Chahine
Elias Chahine

Elias Chahine is the director of Gusto Emergency Glass Replacement and has many years in the glass repair and construction industry

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