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Matching the Window Style With the Room

Each part of your house has its own set of requirements so you need to find the right windows to match those. Yet, this can seem overwhelming for a lot of homeowners. To assist you, we’ve pulled together a guide for each room of your house.

Matching the Window Style With the Room


Living Room

Living rooms are often the largest room in a house so they require windows that allow in lots of natural light and ventilation. Operable window styles with large glass areas, such as bay and bow windows, are ideal for living rooms.

When you select Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows, you won’t have to worry about ultraviolet (UV) rays fading your furniture or walls. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages feature low emissivity coatings that block UV rays as well as solar heat.

Dining Room

Dining rooms are more often used in the evening so natural lighting isn’t a top priority. This is an opportunity to choose window designs with visual appeal, such as double hung replacement windows with interesting grille designs. If there happens to be a visual element right outside the dining room – perhaps, a sculpture with night illumination – you can frame it with a casement or picture window.


Kitchens demand practicality, and the same applies to windows. A well-lit kitchen helps make you more efficient with your tasks. Ample ventilation lets you flush out excess moisture, smoke and odors. Windows that can be operated using one hand, such as sliding windows, are ideal.


Bedroom windows also double as egress windows. Therefore, they need to be of a certain size and easy to operate in order to comply with building codes. This is the reason why most bedrooms have double-hung windows. It’s a familiar design, can be built big enough to comply with egress requirements and can allow for ventilation even when installed as the solitary window in the room.


Bathrooms require adequate ventilation and natural light, but most importantly, they require privacy. You wouldn’t want passersby or your next-door neighbors to casually peer into your bathroom. You can control privacy with window treatments: consider obscured window glass if you’re looking for something more permanent and stylish.

Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri offers custom replacement windows that can top even the best vinyl replacement windows on the market. Give us a call at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.


"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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