I have heard trends are running towards all square windows instead of angles and arches on great room window walls, what say you
I have squares at the bottom and the uppers are angled. The angled windows look great, but create a much more difficult situation for the do it yourselfer. It's near impossible to get a good location to lean a ladder against for cleaning/painting/staining, both inside and out. All squares would also give you potential to include operable windows - I think that's the biggest complaint we have with our house - too many windows are fixed, and it would be wonderful to have operable windows in our living room.
Yeah glass cleaning.
I am going to do a bi fold window wall in my meager great room.
Thats about as much glass as I can stand to clean. Dirty glass and smudges drive my wife crazy. :)