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Move over, living rooms: the average adult spends more time in their bedroom than any other room in their house. As the most commonly used room in your home, it makes sense that you should renovate your bedroom to be as attractive and comfortable as possible, and windows can play an important role in achieving those goals. But what should you look for in a bedroom window? Take a look below for our suggestions!

Design

Your bedroom is more than just another room in your house—it’s a space that reflects who you are, so the design of the room should match your personal aesthetic. If you want something that blends in with the rest of the room while letting in light or air, consider single- or double-hung windows. On the other hand, if you want windows that can enhance the view from your bedroom while actually enlarging the room—perhaps to allow for a reading nook or simply a nice overlook to enjoy the view—then bay windows or bow windows might be the right choice for you.

Noise Reduction

Have you ever tried to sleep in during the weekend only to be woken up at the crack of dawn by some noise from outside? If yes, then your windows may be contributing to this problem. Sound waves are created by vibrations in the air, so as sound waves come into contact with your windows, they can cause the windows to rattle, which generates additional noise and transmits the sound from outside into your bedroom.

To mitigate this problem, you can purchase windows with certain “acoustic” or noise-reducing features. Thicker panes of glass are harder to vibrate and thus generate less noise; additionally, the more panes of glass and the greater the distance between them in your windows helps to reduce noise as well.

Energy Efficiency

Your bedroom should always be comfortable, and that means it should stay at a pleasant temperature. This is where the energy efficiency of your windows comes into play: During the summer months, windows that are not energy efficient can allow heat to enter your home, and during the winter, they can let cold in. Look for windows that are energy efficient the next time you go to remodel your bedroom, or purchase energy efficiency upgrades like UV films.

For more information about the windows we offer, including the Alaskan Window, visit our website!