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OUR ARCHITECTS' CHOICE FOR WINDOWS

When choosing windows for your new home, it is important to consider how they will affect the appearance (interior and exterior), light flow, and energy efficiency of your home.

What Are the Best Materials for Window Blinds?

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Window blinds are wonderful to help tie together a room. Though they are often overlooked when initially moving in, window blinds are essential for maintaining a comfortable environment throughout your home. These fixtures ensure proper privacy in windowed areas, and they make it easier to control how much light shines into the room. They are easy to clean and maintain, and with proper dusting, they'll look great for years to come. In this article, we will weigh the ups and downs of the variety of materials used for window blinds.


Choosing Windows for Every Room

Boral Windows Krestmark Collection

Windows are one of the most important aspects of a house from a stylistic and practical standpoint. Not only should they complement the architecture and scheme of the exterior design, but they also have to protect the interior from highly variable temperatures and other challenges from the outdoors. If you’re in the market for new windows, here are some things to keep in mind as you shop for different areas around your home.


What You Can Do with Casement Windows

Marvin Essential Casement

The windows you choose will have a big impact on your home’s curb appeal from the outside, and how you view your exterior surroundings from the inside. That’s why it’s so important to select the right type for your goals! While every architectural style has its preferred windows—you’ll see them featured on renderings of house plans—the choice is ultimately yours. Casement windows are some of the most adaptable, so they’re definitely worth your consideration! Here are some of the main reasons why homeowners opt for casement windows, no matter the style of their homes.


Window & Door Systems to Bring the Outdoors In

Marvin Skycove

When you see a home that really connects to the outdoors, it definitely leaves an impression. Why can’t your home make you feel the same? Especially if you have land and/or great views, you’d be doing a disservice by hiding that natural beauty behind walls. Here are some ways you can blur the line between indoors and out and enjoy a brighter interior, no matter what you have to work with.


Using Window Frame Finishes to Add Style

Marvin Ultimate OXXO Glider

Given their primary function—to let bright natural light inside—many people don’t think beyond basics when selecting windows. If and how they operate and whether they have divided lites are the most common stylistic concerns, but there’s more you can personalize. Window frame finishes, and by extension the trim/casing, also contribute to style. There are plenty of options, with a variety of interior and exterior finishes offered straight from the manufacturer and frame materials that allow you to customize the finish onsite. Here’s how you might use different frame finishes!