A comprehensive upgrade for a home that includes new windows, which are beautifully enhanced by new siding, is transformational. An older home, improved by such a renovation project, becomes more energy efficient and has outstanding “curb appeal” with a brand-new exterior look that increases resale value.

New window choices have many attractive options such as casement & awning windows, bay & bow windows, and garden windows, with the choice of many window accents along with shutters.

When choosing new windows, it is fun to consider the choices of new siding that include, vinyl siding, Prodigy insulated siding, and James Hardee siding along with siding accent options such as shakes, scallops, soffit treatment, and accessories. With all these choices, it is possible to turn an ordinary home into an architectural masterpiece. Popular home styles for the Chicago Metro area are contemporary style, Victorian style, and Queen Anne homes.

Contemporary Home

A contemporary-style home has clean lines and complimentary colors, usually with three or a maximum of four colors. Siding may be lighter or darker color than the trim. Trim frames the doors and windows in attractive ways that make them stand out. The siding, windows, and trim, have colors that compliment the roof color. A dramatic color may be used on the front door that really draws attention.

Victorian Home

A Victorian-style home makes use of many “gingerbread” accents. With this type of home, more expressive details are desirable such as scalloped siding accessories surrounding bay windows. Many colors are typically used for Victorian home, with each stylistic element having its own color. For example, there can be different colors for the window trim, shutters, siding, siding accents, the soffit area, gutters, the entrance area, and the main door.

Queen Anne Home

A Queen Anne-style home has tall double-hung windows. The upper portion of each window is usually more decorative than windows found in Victorian homes. Ways to add decoration to windows include using art glass, stained glass, or a decorative grille pattern. Homes with this style usually have paired windows or three windows in a row next to each other. Doors have windows in them that match the other ones of the home. Bay windows are used for accents. Siding is less ornate than Victorian homes. Using bright colors for this style of home is popular.


Every home benefits from an upgrade that includes new windows, siding, and accents. Work with the experts at Window World Western Chicago by requesting a free in-home estimate to discuss all of the exciting options, enjoy looking at the color combinations, and get help making stylish choices that result in a terrific new look for your home.