When you’re considering new windows for your Novi home, you’re looking at an investment that will serve you for years. Do you really need to be concerned about what’s trending in the window world?

One thing to keep in mind is that there’s a big difference between fads and trends. Fads come and go pretty quickly. Trends, on the other hand, are more about evolving lifestyle patterns and broader changes that are more likely to stick around.

Builder Online recently reported some trends that shape window design that reflects the way homeowners are thinking about windows in their homes. You can read the whole article here, but let’s take a look at just a few key observations that builders have made about directions in home windows.

An Emphasis on Transitional Living

It’s become increasingly popular to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Whether it’s building a new home or remodeling an existing home, homeowners are eager to blend these spaces seamlessly.  Many builders and designers include doors in this discussion. Doors (such as Marvin’s Ultimate Bi-Fold Door) are almost like windows that homeowners can walk through.

Aging in Place

replacement window contractor Rochester MI Don’t let the name of this trend fool you. Aging in place isn’t about design for old people or utilizing out of date designs. It’s really about creating a home that allows you to live safely and comfortably in your home for as long as you desire. A big part of making that happen is ensuring your windows and doors function smoothly and easily—whether you’re looking at double hung windows, casement windows, glider windows, or bi-fold doors.

Contemporary Design

Homeowners increasingly want windows that look updated and contemporary. But updated and contemporary doesn’t necessarily mean modern design. To achieve this look, you need to embrace color palettes for frames that are perhaps a bit darker than what we’ve seen in the past.  Marvin’s dark exterior window cladding finishes reflect that trend with colors such as suede (pictured above), gunmetal, clay, and bronze.

To really experience the functionality of new windows (and to see firsthand what these newer cladding hues look like) we invite you to take a look inside our Bloomfield Hills Showroom—or come by 2350 Franklin Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI where you can see a wide range of windows and doors. You can also take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of our professional staff regarding additional trends and developments that may influence your choice of windows and doors for your Novi home.