One of the most popular trends in current home design (for both new and remodeled homes) involves the blurring of lines between the inside and the outside of your living space. Homeowners in Livonia and other communities seem to want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the outdoor beauty that surrounds them—whether they’re actually outside or sitting in the homes. That means taking advantage of designs that allow for large windows and doors that let in light and provide unobstructed views wherever possible.


Of course, not just any window or door will do. That’s what was behind the design of the home you see above created by architect Elizabeth Herrmann, AIA, of Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design. By looking at the windows from both the interior (you can see the living room and the kitchen above) and the exterior windows you get a sense for how important the windows and doors are as design elements.

Herrmann acknowledged, “We knew we would not have to compromise on window sizes and could get the exact sizes we envisioned—from oversized units to small operables,” which is why she selected Marvin Windows and Doors.

These are just a handful of ideas that demonstrate the powerful impact the right window can have on one of the most-used rooms in your Farmington Hills home. For additional ideas—and for expert professional advice and input—we invite you to take a look inside our Bloomfield Hills showroom—or come by 2350 Franklin Road, in Bloomfield Hills, MI, where you can see a wide range of windows that can help you re-imagine your bathroom—or any other room in your home.

A closer look at the kitchen reveals that large, oversized windows were used in the place of more traditional upper cabinets.

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And the Marvin tilt-turn window at the right allows the homeowners to have a literal connection to the outdoors by letting fresh air in when the weather permits.

In a similar way, the large windows and sliding doors in the family room (augmented by a high window at one end), make the family and their guests feel like they are sitting outdoors—even when it’s cold enough to have a fire burning in the fireplace.

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The windows and doors almost become works of art—arranged like large format paintings to frame oversized views of the landscape. And Herrmann claims that Marvin’s commitment to providing solutions for every client—along with the ability to offer the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes, and options—were key in designing a home that ties the intimacy of the interior with the beauty of the outside.

The windows and doors for your Livonia home may not look anything like the ones you see pictured here, but you can have the same confidence that you’ll find an extensive collection of shapes, styles, and sizes to meet your specific needs. That’s why we invite you to take a look inside our Bloomfield Hills showroom—or come by 2350 Franklin Road, in Bloomfield Hills, MI, where our expert staff can answer your questions about what windows might work best for your Livonia home. In addition, you’ll actually be able to get your hands on the windows and doors to get a feel for their quality and ease of operation.

Adapted and expanded from a Marvin Windows post from July 2017.