From glass block windows to stained glass, there are so many ways to style and design windows to fit whatever architectural style your home has. One of the most popular choices for window accessories are grilles. Grilles serve a dual-purpose: to improve your curb appeal and to provide an additional layer of security for your home.
Despite its many advantages, grilles are not suitable for some homes. Unfortunately, deciding when to use them is a little challenging for some homeowners. So, here are a few pointers on how to properly and beautifully add grilles to your home.
Consider Your Home Style
Before you make any design decisions, it’s always a good idea to start with your current architecture. Unless you’re planning to take on a full exterior remodeling, you want to ensure that grilles will work seamlessly with the rest of your home. Traditional styles, such as the American Prairie or the classic Victorian, lends themselves well with window embellishments, but the same cannot be said with some modern and postmodern houses.
Exterior grilles can be a great way to upgrade your curb appeal, but they can also make cleaning and maintenance a little more difficult. You should weigh practicality as a factor on whether you want to put up grilles on your windows or not. Additionally, if a window is placed specifically to frame an incredible view of the outdoors, obscuring it with a grid-pattern might diminish the view a little bit.
Privacy and Protection
While grilles might not be as good as glass block windows for privacy purposes, they are the better option when it comes to protection. Some homeowners choose to install grilles on windows that are obscured from view, which can be exploited by unscrupulous characters.
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