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The Evolution of Home Windows
July 27, 2016

Efficient and functional windows on a home are a "no brainer" these days. But that wasn't always the case, and there have of course been major advancements over the years. So we thought that we'd pay tribute to the all-important window with a look back at how far it has come!


Abydos, one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt (3000-2890 B.C.), had dwellings with what were basically just holes in a wall, although technically they were some of the first signs of the use of windows.




1st Century homes still used the "hole in a wall" method, but the concept of a window became a bit more evident, with a clearer distinction between what is a window and what is a door.





During the 2nd Century A.D., windows took on a much clearer role as a focal point, showing more in the way of design elements.





During the 2nd Century A.D., windows took on a much clearer role as a focal point, showing more in the way of design elements.





Houses of the 15th Century increasingly had more and more windows incorporated into them for reasons such as a cohesive aesthetic appeal, and better natural light and fresh air intrusion.





In the 18th Century, a home's windows not only embraced the notion of aesthetics and functionality, they also played more of a formal and symmetrical design role in residential structures.





And of course, 21st Century! Windows today make a major statement when it comes to one's home. They add beauty, intrigue, function, efficiency, and can singlehandedly help differentiate even the most cookie-cutter residential architecture.

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