Your home — both interior and exterior — should be an extension of your personality and style preferences. At the same time, it’s good to be aware of emerging trends and innovations in layout and design.
At the least, you might find an interesting idea you want to try. If you’re selling your home, keeping up to date on the latest happenings will also help in that regard.
Above all, you want to feel comfortable and satisfied with your property. Here’s what you need to know about the changing face of window and door design:
While energy-efficient windows have been around for some time, recently they’ve seen increased interest. These windows both save time and help save the environment. Existing windows can be improved upon by adding storm protection, added insulation, weather stripping, and more.
If your home doesn’t have energy-efficient windows, you might consider an upgrade. Energy-efficient windows effectively pay for themselves in the long-term. Especially in the hot Florida summers, energy costs quickly add up. Any savings is a benefit to your budget.
In addition, the U.S. government’s ENERGY STAR program requires minimum energy performance by climate area. That means you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your new energy-efficient windows provide the optimal cost and energy savings for the part of Florida in which you live.
Novel Ideas and Innovations
Even so, ENERGY STAR regulations don’t consider your home’s design. That means to attain maximum protection and savings, you should pair energy-efficient windows with other options such as glazing, tinting, vacuum seal, and more.
Increasing in popularity this year are pass-through windows, which help ‘connect’ two rooms in your home, while still maintaining physical separation. In addition, the use of natural ventilation inside has become more popular. This feature allows a small amount of fresh, natural air to circulate even when the window is closed.
It’s also wise to think about window placement and orientation. Different windows will require different treatment depending on where on the property they’re located. A qualified installation professional can help you determine the best options for your home’s unique design and layout.
Increased Focus on Entryways
Any realtor will tell you that curb appeal is important to add value and interest. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home, the entryway remains the main focal point of the entire property.
Many homeowners opt for bold colors indoors and other areas of the exterior (window shades). Colors are naturally eye-catching and can also help demonstrate your style and personality.
This year, the contemporary simplicity of black and white are back in fashion. Homeowners are opting for black accents both in and outside the home — around windows, doors, and other areas. For added interest, consider black aluminum window treatments.
Another affordable and simple way to add interest is through door décor. Simply adding a seasonal wreath can instantly improve the entryway to your home.
Custom Options Available
While natural light never goes out of style, new and exciting options continually come into play. Your home should be an inviting and relaxing area where you can unwind and relax with friends and family. Setting a style that matches your personality and preferences is essential.
Through the years, we’ve helped countless Florida homeowners transform their property into a personal oasis. From window treatments, screen rooms, pool and patio enclosures, and more, we have options to fit every budget and interest. Contact us today to see how you can improve and upgrade your home.