What Are Transom Windows?

Transom windows are the horizontal windows commonly found above a door or casement windows.  They are primarily used for decorative purposes, adding a unique design element to a space; however, they can also be functional in a couple of ways:

1. The extra glass gives you a little bit of extra natural light in the space, while also making the outdoors a bit more visually accessible.

2. While often fixed, you can also find transom windows that open, which can provided ventilation in your space too.

If you like the look of transom windows above casement windows, but don’t have the budget to add them, you might want to consider increasing the height of the casement windows (as shown on the left) to achieve a similar effect while saving on cost.

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