Transoms above windows

Transoms above windows

According to Merriam Webster, a transom is: ‘a window above a door or other window’.  The experience of a transom is so much more.

Patio view

Patio view

On the exterior of a home, it is the window to the sky.  Sometimes we include transoms on doors leading to a porch.  The additional window space allows more light in.

Interior transom

Interior transom

Inside it helps bring light to interior rooms, to hallways and accessory spaces.  Before the advent of central heating and air-conditioning, transoms provided fresh air and internal ventilation.

Transom to pantry

Transom to pantry

We also use  transom windows as a design element which visually extends the height of a door or window.

Hallway transoms

Hallway transoms

Interior and exterior transom

Interior and exterior transom

 

Transom in bay

Transom in bay