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2 Tips For Choosing Where To Place A Window In Your Home's Interior Wall

by Terry Fernandez

While renovating your home, you may have decided that you would like to change things up and place an interior window in the wall between two of your rooms. However, you may be unsure of how to begin selecting a good place for it. If so, use the following two tips for choosing the ideal location for your interior window.

Consider The Purpose For Your Window

First, consider why you want the window. Is the window going to serve as a cut-out between the kitchen and dining area to make serving meals easier? Or is it simply to allow more light into your living room from the patio doors in the back of the house?

Knowing the purpose of your window can help you decide how big you need to make it, as well as the height at which to place it. For example, if you are using it to serve food through, you may want the bottom of the window to be waist-high and the top to be high enough so you can see through it without bending over.

However, if you are using it to open up the room and let more light in, you may need the window to be higher up. Or, you could opt to have several smaller windows in the wall to add an additional decorative touch.

Locate The Studs In The Wall

Once you have an idea of what you want to use the window for and the approximate size you need it to be, the next thing you need to do is find out where the supporting studs in the walls are located. Knowing where the studs are can also determine where you window can go.

Since you don't want to cut into the wall's main supporting structures, you may need to readjust where you place your window. Ideally, any cut-outs in the wall should be between the studs to maintain the wall's strength. 

However, if you cannot make the necessary adjustments to the size of your window to accommodate the studs, you should plan on adding horizontal support beams to the top and bottom of the cut-out. If this is needed, you may want to hire a professional contractor, like Alleva Construction, Inc, to ensure you maintain the structure's integrity. 

Using the above tips can help you select a location for your new window on your interior wall. If you have further questions and concerns or would like to have someone do the job for you, you may want to contact a general contractor that specializes in home renovations to discuss your options.