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Dormer Window

Definition: Dormer Window

A dormer window is a structure that sticks out from a sloping roof, so that the window has a little roof of its own. A dormer comes in different shapes, including arched (curved) or gabled, which means the roof comes to a point like the one at left.

Dormers are designed to increase space, headroom, and sunlight, but the reason I always wanted one as a kid is because they create the perfect nook for a window seat.


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tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Not many of these in Arizona. They really add personality and charm to a home.
sgdish sgdish 9 years
Dormer windows give some fun decorating options on the inside! How much fun!
MissAntipodea MissAntipodea 9 years
I LOVE these windows.
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
I really wanted on of those windows in my bedroom when I was younger.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I think Dormer Windows are so cute.
tashab tashab 9 years
i wanted a window seat ever since i was little too! i blame that show the Torklesons.
urbanrosed urbanrosed 9 years
Dormer windows are also great for taking advantage of afternoon breezes that would otherwise just sweep past hot rooms. Love them!
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