Transitioning Inside To Out With Replacement Windows

There are obvious divisions between the inside of your home and the outside. But when you live in California, you want those divisions to be as small as possible. Sure, there are hot days and even chilly days when you want to stay away from the outdoors, but there are much more nice days during which you want to combine spaces. If you are looking into Roseville, CA replacement windows for your home, keep in mind that during the process, you can make the transition between the inside and outside of your home softer. Here are some things to consider:

Get More Glass

If you want to feel like you are outside, even when you’re inside and the windows are closed, you’ll want as much glass space as possible on your home. Even if you get similar windows to what you have now, you’ll probably have more glass space. Window frames are smaller today, making more room for glass. But there are other things you can do to make the difference even more dramatic. Consider turning a bank of windows into one big picture window with operational windows above or below it. Think about installing a bay or bow window somewhere. Or add windows above doors, in hallways, and in other areas.

Open It Up

If you want your indoor living space to feel like it’s outside, you want as many windows as possible to open as much as possible. There are plenty of options. You might consider your patio door, for one. Sliding glass doors are good for views, but bi-fold doors open completely and combine the two living spaces. Casement windows open completely from top to bottom and can create a great cross-air flow in the home while double hung windows, when opened on top and bottom, can shift old air out of the home and new air in. Figure out what’s best to open up your home and soften that transition from outside to inside.

Match The Styles

To make your home feel like it’s outside, even when you’re really inside, you’ll want the windows to look like they belong outside. Perhaps match their style inside with how they look outside to give them an exterior appeal, even on the inside of your home. It’s easier to forget you’re inside when the windows look the same on both sides of the walls.


There are plenty of other ways to make your indoor space more like an outdoor living space when you use Roseville, CA replacement windows in the right way. Tell the experts at California Craftsman about your goals and we’ll help you find the right answers to fit your needs. Give us a call at (530) 887-1857 and we’ll help you through every step of the process. We want you to end up with everything you want for your home including efficiency, ventilation, and more. Stop by our showroom at 4035 Grass Valley Hwy Ste G Auburn, CA 95602 and see some of the styles for yourself.