window contractor Bloomfield Hills MIWhether you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing home in the Pontiac area, design is always a critical factor. But with windows playing an increasingly important role in how your home looks and feels, you may be wondering: “What comes first? The design or the window?”

These days, it doesn’t really have to be an “either/or” answer. In fact, home designs have impacted window design—and window design (both in terms of form and function) has influenced home design.

The photo you see here (using Marvin windows) is a great example of that. Windows have become walls (or did walls become windows?). Today’s well-designed and constructed windows give homeowners and designers the ability to make greater use of the natural beauty that’s outside the home—beautifully blurring the lines between inside and outside.

Of course it’s not just the transparency of the windows that make a room like this one work. Standard, rectangular windows simply wouldn’t deliver the same impact as the curved windows you see here.

Marvin windows West Bloomfield MIThat’s not to say that windows with straight edges can’t be dramatic. The windows in the home you see in this award-winning kitchen design may have straight lines, but they are anything but ordinary! It’s pretty hard to underestimate the influence these large windows (extended at the top with additional panes) have on this light and bright kitchen. Once again, it’s really not a matter of which came first (the kitchen or the windows). It’s really the benefit of being able to design knowing that well-designed and perfectly functioning windows are part of the plan—rather than a limitation.

If you’re looking for additional ideas for how great windows can enhance and influence great design, take a look at our gallery for examples that will inspire you. You can also take a look inside our Bloomfield Hills showroom—or come by 2350 Franklin Road, in Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 to get a “hands-on” look at what’s available.