Window & Door Trends for 2016
How do you plan to improve your home in 2016? This could be the perfect year to spruce up the windows and doors. Why? Consider that changing the look of your windows and doors can increase home value, improve curb appeal and even make rooms in your home look bigger. If these are your goals, learn more about the top window and door trends for 2016 so you know where to focus your energy for a trendier, more beautiful home.
Add Foil to Change the Color
You can change the paint color on your walls to match accents in the room, but what about your window frames? Painting them could void the warranty, so you don’t want to do that. Fortunately, thanks to window foils, you have an affordable way to change the look of your windows without replacing them altogether.
Window foils are decorative laminates that a professional can apply to your existing window frame without voiding the warranty. Choose from wood-grain patterns for the inside and bold colors for the outside. This is one affordable window trend you can definitely get behind in 2016!
Install Expandable/Integrated Doors
The concept of indoor-outdoor living has really taken off in recent years, and it’s expected to continue as a trend in 2016. There are many ways you can enjoy outdoor living, including creating an outdoor oasis to enjoy on beautiful, sunny days. As for integrating the indoor and outdoor spaces, nothing is more effective than expandable doors.
Also called integrated doors, this trend involves replacing ordinary patio doors with what look like large, floor-length windows. The difference is these windows operate like sliding or folding doors to seamlessly connect the inside of your house with the back yard. Add-ons such as insect screens and blackout features ensure your expandable doors are always a positive addition to your home.
Install Big Windows
In 2016, one major window trend says, “The bigger the better!” Large windows bring in more natural light so you don’t have to resort to artificial lighting until the evening, saving you money on your electric bills.
Large windows also expose a great view of the natural beauty outside, giving you the chance to incorporate some of the views into your décor. Whether you opt for a large casement or sliding window – or an even larger picture window – you’ll love what this trend does to your home’s beauty and resale value.
Hang New Window Treatments
You don’t have to spend big bucks in 2016 to incorporate some of the most significant window trends of the year. In the past, naked windows were a popular trend, but not anymore! By adding curtains, blinds or shutters, you can spruce up your windows without the cost of replacing them.
As you shop for potential window dressings, remember to keep it simple but sleek. Choose curtain styles and fabrics that flow together with the rest of the décor in the room without being overpowering. If you feel stuck, you may want to work with an interior designer to help you choose a window covering that fits your personal tastes and matches your home’s style.
Are you ready to incorporate some of these 2016 window and door trends into your home? If so, please contact Quality Window & Door for a free consultation. We provide top-quality window and door installations and other services to customers in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area.
Timelapse of Bi-Folding Door Installation
Installation from the Quality Window & Door team
Watch a timelapse of our install of this thermally broken aluminum bi-folding door system from Euro-Wall.