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The best window types for each room of the house

If all your windows are builder grade, you can be forgiven for assuming that you need to pick a generic model that will fit all the rooms in your house. In fact, your home might be better served with different window sizes and styles, ones thoughtfully chosen for each room of your home.

If you’re considering window replacement in Toronto or Oakville, Torwin is here to help.

Here are some jumping-off points if you’re stuck trying to figure out what window types work best in your home.

Living Room

This is the heart of your home, where you put your feet up at the end of the day, where the kids go to play, and guests come to settle in. Living rooms are an excellent place for a large picture window or a series of bay windows, to anchor this space as a focal point of your home. A combination option is also a good choice, allowing you the benefits of having both operable and non-operable windows in the room. Ask one of our experts for advice on which windows best complement each other to make a visual impact.


Kitchen windows need to be practical and functional, but it doesn’t have to come at the expense of style. Anyone thinking about window replacement in Oakville or Toronto knows that meal preparation results in a lot of heat, steam, and smells, so the room needs to be adequately ventilated. Sliding or casement windows are a good choice since they’re easy to operate and can fit in tight or less accessible spots, making it easy to let out those cooking fumes. If you’re lucky enough to have a large kitchen, installing a few decorative windows or even a new patio door will give you a view and access to the outdoors—perfect for those summer BBQs.


The sky’s the limit in the bedroom. Whether you want a huge, uninterrupted view of the outdoors or several smaller windows, it’s entirely up to you and your preferences. That said, operable window types, like double-hung and casement styles are a classic choice for most homeowners looking into window replacement in Oakville or Toronto. Having the option to open and close the windows to your bedrooms is generally a preferred feature. After all, a cool breeze is lovely on a summer’s night, but less enjoyable as the temperatures drop.

Ultimately, the right window choices depend on your home, how you use your rooms and your aesthetic. For example, tinted glass or a smaller west-facing window could help regulate the temperature if your living room gets hot in the afternoons. Similarly, if you’re sensitive to light or sounds while sleeping, noise reduction windows in a standard size that can accommodate blackout blinds might be the best choice. A Torwin pro can help advise you on the best window types and features to select for window replacement in Toronto or Oakville, based on what’s important to you.