Trends don’t just reflect the current period’s prevailing sense of aesthetics. Designs, after all, have to take into account people’s needs as well as their preferences. In this sense, keeping up to date with home design trends means making sure the quality of life in your home is in line with current living standards.
Windows best capture this duality of purpose. They can improve the quality of living in your home by increasing the airflow inside and can enhance your home’s curb appeal by serving as a focal point on the outside.
Read on as PJ Sullivan Construction, one of the top kitchen renovation contractors in the state, lists the biggest upcoming window design trends for this year.
More Glass, Less Frame: Bigger and Brighter Windows
Artificial lighting can’t replace natural lighting. Dull artificial lights just can’t capture the warm feel of sunlight, so more homeowners are installing bigger windows with more glass to let more sunlight and air in.
Better for Your Family and the Environment’s Health: Eco-Friendly Windows
More natural lighting means you won’t need to turn on the lights that often. This, in turn, can lead to lower power bills and more savings for your home. But beyond the more practical benefits of bigger windows, the design trend is part of a growing shift towards lowering the carbon footprint of homes.
Homeowners have become more aware of the impact of the environment on their well-being. Plus, eco-friendly features, more often than not, have positive health effects.
For example, the increased airflow from bigger windows can help remove smoke and other noxious fumes in the kitchen. Considering how prevalent this problem is in kitchens, the health benefits alone would make bigger windows with more glass more of a necessity for kitchen renovation projects.
Beyond Black: Darker Frame Colors
Windows also serve an aesthetic purpose. Monochrome black will always be a mainstay, but recently, homeowners have started to experiment with darker shades, like barn reds, dark greens and warm brown-gray.
Functionality is always tied to design, but that doesn’t mean all design trends are suitable for all houses. To find out which trends are the most suitable for your home, consult a qualified contractor.
PJ Sullivan Construction is a multi-award-winning contractor that has been nationally ranked in exterior replacement. We specialize in both exterior and kitchen remodeling. To schedule a consultation, call (201) 614-2724 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Wyckoff and Sullivan County, NJ.