The Window
& Door Store

Picture & Shapes

Picture windows are large fixed windows that offer unobstructed views and let in plenty of natural light. Shape windows are customizable to fit unique spaces and add visual interest to any home.


Picture windows are designed to offer clear, expansive views similar to a picture frame, emphasizing unobstructed panoramas without the functionality of opening. Shapes windows vary in geometry, from circles to triangles, adding unique architectural accents to any home. Both styles are stationary, prioritizing aesthetics and natural light over ventilation.

Key Benefits

  1. Expansive Views: Picture windows maximize the visual impact of scenic environments, providing panoramic vistas.
  2. Architectural Interest: Shapes windows infuse individuality and character into a home’s design, enhancing its unique architectural elements.
  3. Energy Efficiency: Since these windows do not open, they can achieve high energy efficiency with appropriate glazing or treatments.
  4. Natural Light: Both window types allow substantial natural light to enter, illuminating indoor spaces and reducing reliance on artificial lighting.
  5. Design Versatility: The variety of available shapes and sizes makes these windows suitable for diverse architectural styles, from modern to traditional.

Ideal Applications

  1. Living Rooms & Great Rooms: Picture windows are ideal in main living spaces where dramatic views like gardens or waterfronts can be appreciated.
  2. Hallways & Foyers: Shapes windows can transform mundane areas into visually appealing spaces, creating focal points that attract attention.
  3. Staircases: Installing a large picture window or a distinctively shaped window near a staircase can serve as a striking design feature, altering the area’s ambiance.
  4. Bathrooms: Smaller shapes windows offer both privacy and aesthetic value, letting in light while maintaining seclusion.
  5. Combination with Other Windows: For functional balance, pairing picture or shapes windows with operable windows ensures adequate ventilation without sacrificing style.