I have a split-level house with windows just above grade on the lower level. They're very small windows, and I'm thinking of having them deepened (to provide more light and provide a fire escape) and if possible, lengthened (to provide more light). The problem is that these windows would be on the front of the house on either side of the door, and I'm worried they would make the exterior look very strange. Anyone know of any plans that incorporate lower-level windows?