When we purchased our house, we knew right away that we would be replacing the mid-century style picture windows in the family room.
We found a pair of very large picture windows at an architectural salvage store, which was the same place we found our utility room windows.
It is very difficult to find large picture windows, let alone a pair, so we were very surprised and excited to incorporate them into our home.
Another BEFORE, looking straight at the old windows.
And AFTER. A great deal more light and very transformative for the room.
The large windows offer a wonderful wall of light. Since this will be the most active room in the house besides the kitchen, it will be quite nice to have such an expansive view to the outside.
As a reminder to those shopping for large windows (or other large household items), I would highly recommend being sure that the van you've rented is big enough to hold such items before you drive an hour away to retrieve them. It wasn't until we pulled up (Mike in the rental van, the three of us in the family car) at the salvage store that it occurred to us that we may have falsely estimated the size of the windows, compared to the size of the vehicle we brought to transport them.