Specialty Window DesignsLast time we covered the cost of Bay and Bow windows. Now we will discuss some of the pricing with specialty windows.

Please keep in mind that these windows are really all over the board in cost and these are just some numbers to give you a sense of what they may cost you.

One of the best ways to add value to a home is by replacing the windows. When considering window replacement one of the choices that you will have is whether or not to choose specialty windows for the home.

Specialty windows come in all shapes and sizes and offer a unique look for the home that is not the typical rectangle or square that is seen in most homes.

There are many different ways to install specialty windows. Some people choose to add a new shape to the top of their existing window. Placing a different shaped window in a basement or attic is another option.

Another great place to consider placing a specialty window is above the door of the home.

The great thing about specialty windows is that they can be installed almost anywhere and they come in all shapes and sizes. You can have these windows custom designed to fit your needs and to help match the style of your home, giving you the look that you have longed for.

Below is a breakdown of some of the shapes that are available and the average cost of each one.

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Round Specialty Windows

Round specialty windows offer a unique look to any home. This is the perfect shaped window to consider for above your door. They also work well in smaller spaces such as bathrooms. The best part about round specialty windows is that they come in many different styles and sizes, so you can create one for any spot in your home. In addition, there are some styles of circle windows that are on hinges allowing them to be opened.

The average cost for a round specialty window will depend on the type of material that is chosen, vinyl tends to be a popular choice with the average cost being $350 to $500. Wood and fiberglass round windows are a bit more expensive and can range in price from $450 to $750. This is the cost for just the window. Also remember curved windows come curved interior trim and this can be expensive,

Circle top

Another option for circular or round windows is the circle top. This allows you to place a curved top to any type of window that is currently in your home. These curved tops add a new definition to the window and also bring in more light. Most often the circle top window is simply used as decoration and cannot be opened to allow more air flow through the home.

The half circle on top of the rectangle window is a popular choice for this type of window. You can make the half circle top specialty window extremely decorative or very simple, depending you your taste.

When it comes to cost, the average price for a circle top window is $250 on the low end up to $750 for larger half rounds. The choice of material is going to play a part in the cost as well as how intricate the window design is.


Oval windows offer another unique design. This is not as common of a shape to use, but can be very eye catching when designed appropriately. You can use an oval shaped window in small spaces such as bathrooms. This is also a good choice for rooms with vaulted ceilings where you would like some light from higher up on the wall.

Vinyl oval windows will cost the least and are a very good choice for most people. However, if you want the specialty window in a specific color, wood or fiberglass are going to be the better choices as these can be painted.

The average cost for an oval specialty window is $400 to $700. The price will vary based on the size of the window as well as the material used and how intricate the design is.


Octagon specialty windows offer a chance to still have the definition of corners, but in a shape that is a bit different. Many people choose the octagon for placement in their bathroom as this window can be placed higher up and offers a unique reflection of light. Dividers can be placed in the octagon window to give it further detail.

Octagon shaped specialty windows range in price from $300 to $600. Once again, vinyl is going to be the lowest cost option, but wood and fiberglass can be painted to match your décor. Wood is the common material used for shaped windows because of its strength and durability.

Triangle or Trapezoid

Trapezoid WindowsFor those that are truly looking for a uniquely shaped window there are triangles and trapezoid specialty windows available. You can create many different illusions using these shapes to create a window design.

Instead of having the typical rectangle window consider placing two triangles together. You can also place triangles on top of regular windows to give them extra dimension, which will bring more light into the home.

When it comes to cost the average price for triangle or trapezoid specialty windows is $325 to $625. This price will be based on the size of the window as well as the material that is chosen.

Custom Shapes

The world of windows has come a long way in recent years and it is possible to create a window that is unique to your home. There are many great design ideas available and you can choose any shape that you wish and it is likely available.

The cost of custom shaped specialty windows will vary based on the size, but the cost is likely worth it as you will end up with a very special window that is sure to add value to any home.

Got a Question?

We try to cover as much as we can in our post, but there is always more as everybody’s situation is different. Especially when it comes to cost, this is all over the board. These numbers are just averages.

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Next Time

We are going to talk about doing the job yourself and if it is a good idea.

by Brian Kiernan

Educating homeowners on replacement windows and providing simple information to get them a great product at a great price done quickly by a reputable window pro.

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