Home Style Library

It can be hard to put your finger on the exact style you'd like for your home. To help, Andersen has done extensive research into 14 architectural styles and how windows and doors play a critical role in achieving them. We've compiled it all into our Home Style Library so you can browse and land on the perfect style for your home.

Ranch Home Style from Andersen Windows


Popular after World War II, Ranch style homes are typically long, narrow, one story structures that spread out across their lots. Made possible by the availability of land and its simplified construction, the style quickly spread. The Ranch home easily accepts elements from other home styles which adds to its popularity.

Colors and Finishes

The traditional Ranch featured a more muted, yet sophisticated color palette primarily including earthy tones. Contrast in the Ranch style home comes from working within an established color palette and using a variety of textures.

Ranch Color Combinations

Color Combinations

This chart shows the various color combinations that make up the Ranch home style

Design Your Own Ranch Window Or Door

Start with a pre-designed window or door within our design tool, then make your own adjustments to end up with the perfect design you're looking for.