|Single Hung Transom|
Over the last few years, it seems bloggers have been focused on adding texture and traditional character into their new homes. Shiplap walls, planks, board and batten, beadboard, picture moulding... walls have been getting all the attention! I feel like its only a matter of time before we start looking elsewhere and find new ways to add interest to our homes. Transoms are a great way to do that.
|Source: Susan Susanka's Home By Design|
When paired with more windows and used on an interior wall, transoms effectively separate two spaces but keep the feeling open and airy and let the light flow. For a more modern look, you could render this window wall in powder coated steel.
Transom windows are also functional. You'll often see them used in bathrooms to bring in more light or, if they're openable, for ventilation.
Fanlights, or fan-shaped transoms, are a beautiful way to add character to an exterior doorway. I like that you can see what the weather outside is like, without opening the door!