Windows and doors are an important part of your home. Not only do they protect you from the outside world, they also allow you to interact with your surroundings without being exposed. They can also add personality and enhance your home’s curb appeal. However, old windows and doors can actually negatively affect your home performance and looks. As the temperatures drop outside, it may be time to consider replacing your old windows and doors.
We understand that there are a lot of window and door options out there and that it can be overwhelming. To help, here are some of the latest top trends for windows and doors.
One of the biggest window trends is a deepening color pallet in frames. Colors like black and dark bronze add a sense of sleek sophistication and drama to your home’s windows — something both homeowners and designers look to achieve when designing a home. This trend can create drama, but it can also be subtler and create a rustic modern look when paired with white or natural trim.
When it comes to natural wood, people are also opting for darker colors and stronger woods. More exotic options like oak and mahogany are starting to gain popularity over traditional pine, which is considered by many to be dated. These stronger wood options come at a high price tag, but also offer a prolonged life. You can also experiment with mixing woods to add drama. Two combinations we recommend are mahogany and maple, which have complementary grain patterns, and cherry and alder.
Large windows have become a design staple in the past few years, mostly because they flood your home with ample amounts of beautiful natural light. As clean lines and modernism become more popular, arching windows and other decorative shapes are becoming less desirable. Now, builders and remodelers are opting for floor-to-ceiling windows in rectangular shapes. Another great way to avoid a dated look is to select windows without grids. They are easy to clean and offer unhindered viewing to the outdoors.
A trend we saw rise to popularity in 2017, natural window treatments are still hot. Bamboo and woven cotton blinds have made a comeback as sustainable and functional window décor options. They offer a minimalist look alone but can also be paired with curtains to create a stunning backdrop.
Brightly colored doors are becoming more and more popular. The more homes you drive past, the more you’ll notice that homeowners are choosing to use their front door as a statement that draws attention and invites viewers in. While shades of red and even orange have been popular in the past, yellow and blue front doors are seeing a spike in popularity. Adding a bold color to your front door is a great option if you want to revamp your entryway and add a dash of personality to your home. It’s just one of many ways you can create a grand entrance in your home.
Smart design means saving space when and where you can. This is especially true if you live in a smaller house. For this reason, pocket doors are gaining popularity. Pocket doors slide right into the wall instead of opening outside of the room. They are a great way to give your home a sense of openness and make it more accessible when entertaining.
While outfitting every door in your home with pricey chrome may not be in the budget, you can still update the look of your home and add a dash of sophistication to your windows and doors simply by switching up the hardware finishes. In 2017, matte metals saw a spike in popularity, and continue to be on trend.
These are just a few of the latest trends for windows and doors. While these may be popular options, don’t be afraid to break the rules and experiment to create a home that’s uniquely yours. Part of the fun of home ownership is creating a space that reflects who you are! If you’re struggling, or if you’re ready to upgrade your windows or doors, give us a call at (940) 898-9988. We’ll walk you through all of your options and help you find the perfect fit for your home.
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