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31 Transom Windows With Pros And Cons
Windows are important part of your home architecture and design, they provide natural light and cause of that set the mood in the space. Choosing, adding or removing windows is a serious decision that will influence the whole home, and today’s roundup is dedicated to a type of windows that can and will change the game.
What Is A Transom Window?
Transoms are small windows which can be hung over windows, doors, or open passageways. Transom windows (also known as transom lights) can be operable and open to provided added ventilation, or are fixed, non-openable and purely decorative. Transoms are a unique way of defining and providing subtle separation between spaces. They can be used in exterior applications or on the interior.
a beautiful glam cottage space with a transom window that lets more natural light inside and adds to the charm of the space
a beautiful mosaic transom window is a stylish addition to the space, it highlights the vintage look and brings pattern
a beautiful vintage-inspired white entryway with elegant furniture, a transom window and some sidelights
a large vintage entryway and an opening with a chic and stylish transom window with a decorative touch is gorgeous
a light-filled white space with glazed walls, transom windows, vintage white furniture is a lovely and welcoming space
a refined dining room with a dark-stained glass cabinet, a black table, orange chairs, large black French doors plus a matching transom window
a refined entryway with a vintage feel, a transom window that adds more charm to the space and brings more natural light inside
a series of openings with transom windows that highlight the vintage feel o the space and add elegance and formality to it
a small and light-filled entryway features a glass door and a wall plus transom windows to fill the next space with light, too
Why Use A Transom Window?
Over the last few years, it seems homeowners have been focused on adding texture and traditional character into their new homes. Transom windows can be used to enhance a home’s architectural style. In a traditional home with moldings and substantial door casings, a transom window can accentuate the grand and stately feel. Functionally, transom windows can also bring in additional natural light. Operable transom windows have the added benefit of allowing air to flow between rooms, or bring air from the outside in. Lastly, transom windows add character and a nostalgic feeling.
an opening with a transom window highlighted with a wooden beam plus some wooden pillars next to it to cozy up the space
an opening with a transom window that adds to the style of the space and makes it very chic and beautiful
What Are Transom Window Advantages?
The main reason for installing transoms is to enjoy their enhanced architectural beauty. Transoms featuring etched, leaded or stained glass are decorative. Their aesthetic beauty is usually the main reason for installing this window in a house.
If you want a primary door or window closed, you can still enjoy the ventilation if you install transoms that can open or close. This enhances the airflow which helps you cut down on your energy expenses.
One of the primary purposes of any window is to allow natural light to pass through. Although you may cover your main windows with curtains or blinds for added privacy, these windows are placed above your line of sight are often left uncovered. This enables natural light to brighten your home without compromising your privacy. Most designers can install transom windows above your interior doors to allow natural light to access the core of your home.
Transom windows enhance the architectural aesthetics of your home and the penetration of natural light into your home. To get your building fitted with these types of windows, you’ll have to research window companies that are reputable for their products, installation and service.