If you’re looking to add a touch of luxury to your home, architectural windows are a great way to do it. But if you’re working with a tight budget, don’t despair – there are ways to get the look you want without spending a fortune. To help you out, we’ve put together a few tips on how to get architectural windows on a budget at Wideline Windows and Doors.

Here are a few tips to follow:

  1. Shop around. Prices for architectural windows can vary widely, so it’s important to compare quotes from a few different suppliers. (But try not to compromise on quality to save a few dollars if possible – it could end up costing you more in the future if you have to replace them after a year or two.) A couple of other ways to find the best price are to look for special deals or clearance items and to buy in bulk if you’re doing a big renovation project.
  2. Consider aluminium windows. Architectural windows are typically made from aluminium, so if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, this could be the way to go. Aluminium windows are also easier to maintain and are usually more durable than other materials, so they’ll last longer.
  3. Go for a simple design. The more intricate the design of your windows, the more expensive they’ll be. So if you’re working with a limited budget, it’s best to choose something simple. That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style, though – there are still plenty of beautiful and stylish options out there that won’t break the bank. For example, sash windows are a more basic design than casement windows, so they’ll usually be less expensive. With that said, the types of materials you choose will play a big role in the overall price point.
  4. Choose a neutral colour. If you want to save money on your windows, it’s best to stick with a neutral colour like white or cream. These colours are more affordable than other options, and they’ll also help to keep your home feeling bright and airy. Other things that can add to the cost of new windows are special finishes, sealants and frames.
  5. Get creative with your installation. If you’re handy with tools, you might be able to save money by installing the windows yourself. Or, if you know someone who’s a bit more experienced, see if they’ll lend a hand (just make sure you get everything measured correctly before you start!). Of course, it’s always best to have things done professionally. Especially when you consider the overall cost of new windows and doors.
  6. Consider aluminium. Architectural aluminium windows are a great alternative to more expensive options like timber or UPVC. They’re durable and low-maintenance and can be custom-made to your specific requirements. One of the great things about aluminium windows is that they will never rot or warp over time, as is possible with untreated or old timber windows. 
  7. Get creative with glass. If you love the look of leadlight windows but can’t afford them, try to find a way to incorporate stained or textured glass into your window design in a different way. This could involve adding beveled or leadlight or stained glass film to plain glass, for example. Other options include using frosted or privacy glass, which can still give your windows an interesting look without the hefty price tag.
  8. Think about energy efficiency. Many people choose architectural windows for their aesthetic value but don’t forget that they can also help to improve the energy efficiency of your home. If you live in a climate with extreme temperatures (hot or cold), energy-efficient windows can make a big difference to your energy bills. Look for windows with a low U-value, which measures how well a window prevents heat from escaping.
  9. In Australia, it’s not uncommon for windows and doors to have a bushfire rating. This is determined by the window’s ability to resist heat and flames, as well as the amount of time it takes for the glass to break. Depending on where you live, you may need to choose windows with a certain bushfire rating. However, the technology used and the rating itself can all have an impact on the price. Ultimately, you can’t put a price on safety.
  10. Use a reputable company such as Wideline Windows and Doors for your next window installation. With over 50 years of experience in the window and door industry, we can help you choose the right windows for your home, as well as provide expert installation services. 

Why not check our full range of products today or request a quote online or contact us to discuss your specific needs, where we can try to find solutions to fit the budget you have?

Now you know how to get architectural windows in your home on a budget, it’s time to start shopping around and find the perfect option for your home!