Thursday February 23, 2017

6 Trending Windows Ideas for Home Remodels

When you change your windows, you change the look and feel of your home. Windows can be one of the most important elements of a home's overall décor as they can drastically improve exterior curb appeal brighten up interior spaces. If you are remodeling your home and looking for new and trending window ideas, read on. 

  1. Arch Top, Radius or Gable Style Window

    Adding a half (or full) circle window over the top of a door or window is a clever way to increase natural light and create an elegant look at the same time. The curved lines bring softness to a room, balanced against the straight corners of standard rectangular windows, creating an aesthetically appealing result.

    1.	Arch Top Radius Window

  2. Colored Window Frames

    Did you know that there’s a world of color to explore for exterior vinyl window frames? In addition to white, tan or clay* frame colors, consider eight other choices to blend in with or stand out against your homes existing trim, siding or stucco. Painted vinyl window frames can really enhance the look of your home and help you achieve the home you deserve, plus, vinyl is energy efficient and low maintenance.

    Colored Window Frames

  3. Window Walls and Transoms

    A narrow window used over the top of a door (or another window) is called a transom. Consider using it in repetition for a window wall approach. This will utilize the full height and width of a wall and make it dedicated it to bringing in as much light as possible. If you are remodeling the kitchen, consider clerestory windows above the cabinets or shelves. This solution also works well in bathrooms, above bathtubs and showers.

    wall of windows

  4. Replace Windows with French Doors 

    Replacing windows, or regular patio doors, with French doors can elevate the look of a home and add more character. One way to truly create panoramic view is to insert a series of French doors into a wall. This design embraces indoor outdoor living and helps expand your living space. The French door style has become so popular that it has even made its way beyond patio doors to other areas of the home, such as garages and glass-door refrigerators. If this look appeals to you, see how you can mirror it throughout your home.

    French patio doors

  5. Sidelights

    Architects and designers often combine windows and doors together to create a distinct effect. A sidelight is usually a narrow, vertical window next to a patio door. It helps bring additional light into tight profile spaces and if you choose to make it operable, it can allow more fresh air to flow into your home as well.  

    window sidelights by patio door

  6. Bow and Bay Windows

    Bow and bay windows can be used to add architectural interest both inside and out and look great in living rooms, dining rooms and master bedroom spaces. They can also be flanked with casement or single hung windows for additional ventilation and light. A bow window is composed of a series of windows (generally four or more of the same width) that are joined at equal angles to form a curved, arch. A bay window is a combination of three or more windows (shown below) of varying widths that create a more angled look as they extend from the wall. Consider adding a window seat beneath either option if you need more seating in your home. 

    Bay window

We hope these 6 trending window ideas offered great solutions for your next home remodeling project. Both replacement windows, and patio doors, offer so many options with glass, frame colors, grids and hardware that you’ll be able to easily create the look you are trying to achieve in your home. Keep in mind that a simpler design will draw your eye the exterior views around your home while an elaborate design can add more interest to the interior. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

*Clay not available in all areas, check with your local Milgard dealer.

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