Windows perform an important function, helping to define the look of your home’s exterior while protecting your home. The right windows for your home should combine form, function, and style in a way that perfectly fits your home design. Good windows will do more than just enhance the look of your home. They’ll also help to reduce noise from outside, minimize energy use, and maintain comfort inside your home.


At The Window Store, our home improvement contractors work with Minnesota and Wisconsin homeowners to install beautiful windows that redefine their homes. We’re covering ways to use some of the most popular window designs below.

1.   Casement Windows

Casement windows are windows that are hinged on one side to allow the pane to swing open. These windows are one of the oldest types of windows still in use today and have remained popular over the centuries due to their fresh air and their unobstructed view when open.


When metal grids are added, the resulting look embodies an industrial chic vibe that is tremendously popular in modern homes. The beauty of this look is that it works as well for the modern farmhouse look as it does for historic homes.

2.   Picture Windows

Picture windows allow plenty of natural light into your space while transforming your landscape into a work of art. The unobstructed view of picture windows looks stunning in any seating area. To maximize the functionality of a picture window, consider placing it opposite sliding glass doors so you can enjoy fresh air despite having a large fixed window.

3.   Bay and Bow Windows

Bay and bow windows are a beautiful way to make a space feel bigger while creating a view that makes people stop and take notice. And there’s nothing quite like staring out a bay window on an enchanted snowy day. A bay or bow window is a perfect addition to space you want to highlight such as a breakfast nook or reading nook.

4.   Window Combinations

One look that has made a huge splash in the past few years is combining windows to create an alternative window wall. Window walls are perennially popular because they flood a room with natural light. But combining windows gives you the sense of a window wall without the large scale of a true large-pane window. Flank casement or double-hung windows around a fixed window or set of fixed windows to maximize this look.

Call Our Minnesota Window Installation Contractors

Whether you’re in the process of building a new home or looking for replacement window options for your Wisconsin or Minnesota home, The Window Store is here to help. We offer a wide range of window solutions including custom window designs.


Give us a call to discuss your next window installation project at 612.353.5780 to connect with a window contractor. Or for online convenience, fill out this form to get a free estimate on your window installation or replacement project today. We look forward to working together to add value to your home!