Design Considerations: Views
Windows are a building’s visual connection to its environment, and sometimes the views they offer – water, mountains, a neighborhood park, or city lights – become the design priority around which other elements of a house are planned. These design tips enhance views without sacrificing privacy:
- To enjoy natural beauty, consider one large window instead of multiple small ones
- Views also come with practical benefits, such as monitoring your property. A common example is a window over a kitchen sink that offers views of children playing.
- Placing trees, bushes, and other landscaping outside a window can preserve views while preserving privacy
- Landscaping and courtyards can enhance views in settings without natural features