Are you thinking about getting brand new windows for your home but aren’t sure on style? As experts who supply window design and installation services, let’s take a look at some of the most common window styles available to help you make an informed decision.


A casement window is one that is attached by one or more hinges at the side of the window frame. They swing out, with the handles in the middle, and open up like a door would on a hinge. These can look aesthetically pleasing as both a single window or in pairs.

Single or double hung

The main difference between a single and double hung window is how the window sections move. For example, a single hung window is where the bottom panel or lower sash moves up and down, whereas the upper part remains stationary. However, with double hung windows, both the lower sash as well as the upper sash can move up and down in this common window type.

Tilt & turn

This style originated from mainland Europe and combines two flexible functions. Tilt and turn windows can be swung open on a hinge, similar to how casement windows work. However, these can be tilted from a hinge at the bottom of the frame and inwards into the house. These are also considered one of the most secure windows as no-one is able to fit through the gap!

Bay & bow

These are both picture window styles that extend out from the house in an angled design, protruding from the wall and are perfect for front rooms/living areas (picture half a hexagon shape). The only difference between bay and bow is the number of windows in the frame. A bay window has three, whereas a bow usually has four or five.


These are designed to allow maximum light into your property and can be easily maintained. They have a unique 180-degree reversible action, meaning that the external face can be cleaned from the upstairs of your home – perfect for a multi-storey property.

Vertical sliding sash

Also known as a Georgian window, the sliding sash window gained peak popularity during the Georgian era. This design allows the window to slide vertically open from the top and the bottom, allowing continuous air circulation.

After deciding on style – make sure you choose the right colour to suit your property and the most effective locking mechanisms to keep your home safe and secure.

At Lifestyle Designs in Stoke-on-Trent, we can provide multiple window designs, colour from classic woodgrains to classic cream. As well as windows, we can install various doors and design and install conservatories too. More information, contact our team today.

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