Back to School: The Future of Window Design
Over the past few years, we’ve seen huge changes in window design. Homeowners are looking for contemporary, attractive windows with an emphasis on energy efficiency, and the future of window design is starting to take shape. Here’s what you can expect to see.
1) More light
A huge trend not just in window design but in home design in general is lots of natural light. Homeowners are going toward open-plan living spaces and large windows to maximize the natural light in their homes. Huge casement windows have been a big trend already this year, and they’re set to get even bigger – literally. Expect to see lots of pane-free windows and more floor-to-ceiling options.
2) Energy efficiency
More and more homeowners are looking for energy efficiency in their homes to reduce their carbon footprints and their energy bills. Window companies are starting to see tougher requirements for making their products energy-efficient, like glass that adjusts to temperature fluctuation and better framing materials for insulation.
3) Moving away from white
White is timeless and classic, but homeowners are starting to get a bit more daring with their window colour choices. We’re set to see some more options for colours in the near future, like bronze. These colours will offer homeowners more of a custom look that blends in seamlessly with the rest of their home’s exterior.
One of the biggest changes in window trends has been the shift from wooden window frames to vinyl. Vinyl windows offer homeowners an affordable option, with less maintenance in the long-run. Vinyl windows are also the perfect choice for homeowners who want more colour options, so we see vinyl windows sticking around for a long time.
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