May 12, 2016

Trend Alert: Interior Transom Windows

Transom windows are hardly a new home feature.  In fact, they’ve been utilized in architecture for centuries, especially before air conditioning was a common household feature.  We continue to see an uptick in the installation of them, as homeowners strive to find ways to incorporate as much natural light in their homes as possible.  Here’s why they’re worth considering in your home.

What Are Transom Windows?

Transom windows are slender windows that are located most often above other home windows or doorways.  The most common shapes they come in are rectangular or half-moon shaped.transom

Benefits Of Transom Window Above Door

1. Increased Window Light

Transom windows take up minimal space.  Incorporating them into areas such as hallways and entryways can introduce natural light into other areas that would not otherwise receive exposure.  This is particularly helpful at dawn and dusk, when the window can allow light that would not otherwise be available to filter into a room.   The more natural light an area receives, the more spacious it seems.

2. Expanded Ventilation

Transom windows are located near the ceiling and many styles are designed to be opened and closed.  This characteristic allows them to release warm air that has gathered at the top of the room.  This strategy works particularly well in second and third story rooms or when a transom window is placed directly above a larger window.

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3. Transom Windows Offer The Illusion Of Higher Ceilings

Rooms with low ceilings, such as bathrooms and entryways, oftentimes feel congested.  The inclusion of transom windows can cause a room’s footprint to be expanded.

4. Improved Air Circulation In Unused Rooms

Many homeowners have a room within their homes that never seems to be a comfortable temperature, regardless of the season.  In this scenario, the culprit tends to be inadequate insulation and air flow.  Transom windows used in tandem with a ceiling fan can assist in alleviating the situation because of the increased air circulation.

5. Additional Opulence:

A transom window adds a sense of richness to the home because of its luxurious feel.  Adding grilles, decorative or colored glass can only contribute to their aesthetic appeal.

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August 31, 2022

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Oakdale, MN
August 30, 2022

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June 21, 2022

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May 27, 2022

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