Choosing the Right Windows Part 1: Best Units for Each Room

A good rule of thumb when choosing your replacement windows is to think about them on a room-by-room basis. Although some units are more popular than others, it doesn’t mean they apply to all spaces. To make your home as livable as possible, equip your rooms with the most suitable windows to serve them.

Right Windows

For our special blog’s first half, we, at Renewal by Andersen® of Orange County, share the most appropriate replacement windows for your main home areas:

Living Room

Considering it’s the one oriented to the street, the best unit for your living room depends on your home’s architecture. Traditional ones generally use the double hung, and sometimes the casement, while contemporary home designs are big on large, picture windows.

Although your choice would have a direct effect on curb appeal, you don’t need to sacrifice function for style. Smart design techniques could disguise casement units as double hung windows, solving your aesthetic and operational needs.


With building codes in mind, the casement is the best candidate for finished spaces, especially upper-floor bedrooms. Since crank units maximize the use of wall apertures, they make excellent egress windows.


The kitchen is one of the busiest home areas. Unlike other spaces, it is a major source of moisture and requires a lot of illumination. To solve your ventilation and daylighting needs, use wide and large operating units.

While you can’t always afford to have a window wall in the kitchen, installing a bay is a handy remedy. When installing it by the sink, use casement windows as flankers to make height less of a factor for operational convenience.


Much like the kitchen, the bathroom has the greatest need for ventilation and daylighting. But unlike the kitchen, privacy is always a concern in this room. One of the sneaky ways to achieve your functional, bathroom needs is to install operating transoms set up high. They can be opened to increase air circulation when desired, admit plenty of light, and keep you safe from prying eyes.

Stay tuned for the second part of our special blog to learn more about our customization options. To plan your window replacement on a room-by-room basis, call Renewal by Andersen of Orange County now at (949) 216-7711. We’ll be happy to schedule your FREE estimate in Orange County, CA, at your convenience.