Hinges Near the Corner
If there are two casement windows installed at the corner of a room, it’s considered more aesthetically pleasing if the hinge side of the window is closest to the corner.
Right or left? It makes a difference. Find out how to choose what works best for your home.
When two casement windows are installed next to each other, mulled (connected) to each other, or joined with a stationary (inoperable) window in the middle, it’s much more common to see the hinges on the outer sides.
An open casement window can capture a refreshing cool breeze and channel it indoors. But that can only happen when the window opens into the wind. If a room has just one window, consider installing a casement that opens to catch the prevailing wind. Of course, the wind doesn’t always blow in the same direction, so rooms that have more than one window should have at least one opening each way.
Noise is an often overlooked consideration when choosing the handing of casement windows. Casement windows can not only capture a cool breeze, they can also redirect loud noises indoors. It might be a good idea to choose windows that open away from busy streets or vociferous neighbors. This is especially something to think about when planning windows for bedrooms.