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Please help me with these dormers

10 years ago

This is the house we're building. I think the dormers are plain and want to dress them up a bit. I'll add a picture of my inspiration dormers in the next post. My inspiration dormer has a 1/2 round with a "cross arch" pattern. The problem is that one of the dormers is the only window in the bedroom and so it has to meet egress requirements. According to the builder, there isn't a good way to add the transom without either making the dormer larger or making the window smaller. We can't make the window small and I don't think we want to make the dormer larger. He suggested that maybe instead of a transom, we do something with decorative trim to get the "dressed up" look I want. Does anyone have any suggestions? Pictures would be greatly appreciated too.

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