Top Window Trends for 2018
It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s time to start thinking about all of the accomplishments you want to make in the next twelve months. Typically, New Year’s resolutions revolve around improving your personal life, such as losing weight, getting a promotion at work, or finally making time for a new hobby. But have you thought about what home improvements you want to accomplish this year? If your home has puddles of massive drapes, drafty old windows, or boring white windows, it’s time to make a change!
The window design experts at Quality Window & Door have their eye on these 2018 window trends for you to update your home in the new year!
Pass Through Windows Are in Style
Through the years, homeowners have been favoring open floorplans and integrating their indoor and outdoor living spaces. Not surprisingly, one of the newest window trends for 2018 are pass through windows. Pass through windows are a great way to connect two rooms of your home while still maintaining some separation. This trend includes a variety of window shapes that can work great in any room in your home. From folding windows connecting your living room and kitchen, to garage-style windows opening the space between patio and backyard, pass through windows can help transform your home’s space for a bright and spacious new year.
At Quality Window & Door, we carry a wide variety of Infinity from Marvin window shapes, to transform any space in your house!
Modern Windows: What Today’s Homeowners Want
Natural light is something that never goes out of style, but homes that maximize natural lighting in a stylish way are among the top requests from homeowners in 2018. Customers are looking for wide, expansive glass, lift-and-slide doors, and sets of large windows placed together. This allows unparalleled views and maximum daylight for the home.
But large, expansive window openings aren’t the only thing homeowners are looking for! In 2018, an emphasis on clean lines and squared-off edges for their home’s new windows. Shaped accent windows are still carrying over their popularity in 2016 and 2017, but rectangular shapes are favored heavily over arches and other curved options.
Bring on Bronze Clad Windows in 2018
One of the big window trends in 2017 was homeowners ditching their boring white windows and bringing boldly colored vinyl windows into their home. This year, one of the hottest window trends is the introduction of bronze-clad wooden windows. This window trend uses an extruded bronze cladding around wooden window frames is the perfect blend of durability and style. While bronze doors have been rising in popularity, now we are seeing window trends follow suit!
New Energy Efficient Windows
Saving money with energy efficient windows is always in style, and it’s no exception for 2018! As energy costs rise, replacing your home’s windows with new, energy efficient options can help you get the most from your window installation investment. The popularity of energy-efficient windows has been growing for so many years, they might not even be considered a “trend” at this point, but rather the new normal. Double and triple-paned windows can be filled with insulating gasses such as argon that can improve your home’s effective.
But what are the most energy efficient windows? The best way to be sure a window is energy efficient is looking for the ENERGY STAR® label. There are a lot of window brands and designs to choose from, so consult your local window and door company to help answer your questions and navigate the process!
Our Design Experts Can Help You Keep Up with Window Trends
Since 1989, Quality Window & Door has been connecting homeowners in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area to unique, high-efficiency windows and doors from many of today’s top window manufacturers. Whether you are looking for replacement windows or working on new home construction, our window design experts can help you choose products that will carry you into 2018 and beyond. Our selection is among the best in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area. Plus, we can perform a professional installation to ensure you get the most from your investment.
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.