Thursday October 11, 2018

Best of Traditional Homes

A traditional home is one of the most popular styles because it draws from the characteristics of one or more architectural periods, without falling into just one category. It can include a combination of comfort and elegance while also conveying a classic look. The exteriors are often constructed from brick, stone or stucco with minor embellishments. Interiors are calm, orderly and predictable with an underlying neutral color palette.

Milgard has provided windows and patio doors for a variety of traditional homes designed for new construction and replacement window remodeling projects. We’ve pulled together three of our favorite real stories from our blog to provide you with a “Best Of” traditional homes collection.

1) A New Home Construction Project Chooses Tan Vinyl Windows

Did you know that you can select windows with painted vinyl frames? On this traditional home, the owners incorporated tan colored window frames into their design which was the perfect match for their neutral, stucco and stone exterior.

Traditional home with tan painted vinyl windows

The interior of the frames were also tan and the homeowner chose to accent them with glossy white trim, another traditional touch. The white crown molding matched the window trim and elevated the look.

White trim accents tan painted vinyl windows

Milgard Series Used:  Tuscany® Series vinyl windows

See the complete blog here.

2) Old Rotted Wood Windows: What’s the Solution?

In this replacement window project, the home was in dire need of new wood windows as the old ones were rotting. They decided to purchase wood replacement windows to retain the original charm of the house, because wood windows typically have wide frames that echo a classic, traditional look. Primed Pine was selected for a crisp white interior color.

Wood windows for a traditional home

Milgard Essence Series® wood windows were a great choice because they come with a fiberglass exterior for a durable, and innovative wood window option. The Bronze exterior color provided a nice contrast to the white stonework façade, and the final result was beautiful.

Bronze exterior colored dark windows

Milgard Series Used: Essence Series wood windows

Read the complete blog here.

3) New Home Construction: Tips from a Builder

This new home construction project featured many beautiful traditional touches. In this stunning bathroom, notice the warm wood cabinets, neutral marble countertops and natural wood flooring. The glossy, white wood trim accents the vinyl windows and frames the amazing view.

Beautiful bathroom in a traditional home

The neutral palette continues on the exterior of the home with cool grays for the roof and siding. The stonework accents provide visual interest to the front of the house.

Milgard Series Used: Style Line® Series vinyl windows

Read the complete blog here.

We’d love to know which project was your favorite and how you incorporate traditional elements into your home design and decorating. Leave us your comments below.

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Sashes + Glass is a blog developed to guide you through the window and patio door buying process. From frame style to color, we want to help you set the tone for your house with beautiful windows in the hope that it will bring joy to your living space.

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