What exactly is a picture window?

A picture window is a large fixed window that is either without glazing bars or features glazed bars only near the edge of the window. A picture window gets its name because it is designed to provide a clear view of your surroundings, acting as a picture frame for the scenery outside. Since it features a wide expanse of glass, a picture window is great for bringing natural light to your home. Adding a picture window to a room is also a wonderful way to highlight an attractive outdoor view. You may even choose to replace a combination window (two windows side-by-side) with a single picture window for a more modern and contemporary look in your home (Definition source: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-picture-window.htm#didyouknowout).

If you think it’s time to add a picture window to your home, a great place to start for design inspiration is Houzz.com. They have thousands of pictures! Here are a few to get you started:

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