Maximize natural light Homeowners tend to pay attention to home design trends when they’re planning to build or remodel a home. Some “trends” are rather short-lived. Things such as “the color of the year” rarely stick around. Other design elements have a lot more staying power. How does that impact you if you’re planning to build a new home or remodel your existing Bloomfield Hills home?

One trend that has been growing (and show no sign of letting up) is the incorporation of more natural light in home interiors. You see it in the increased popularity of open space design for both new and renovated homes. Obviously, a home’s windows and doors play a huge role. No longer are doors and windows simply functional, physical features in your home—they are design elements that have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of your home. recently featured a home that graphically demonstrates that trend. Take a look at how the use of Marvin windows is incorporated into the design.

The windows in this family room/sunroom virtually replace the walls. The homeowners and their guests practically feel as if they are sitting out in the midst of the wooded area behind the home. There may have been a time when Michigan homeowners would have been hesitant to create a room constructed largely of windows because of the brutal winter cold. But the technological advances of today’s windows eliminate that concern.

In this view (looking the opposite direction) you can see how the homeowners and their designer used sliding glass doors to lead into the kitchen area. The doors help define the boundaries of the rooms while still allowing easy access between them. And whether the doors are open or closed, they still let plenty of natural light into the kitchen from the family room.

Bloomfield Hills kitchen Speaking of the kitchen, notice how the tall window pictured here maximizes the amount of light coming in through a relatively narrow space. On top of that, the tall slender window makes a dramatic statement that works well with the tall white cabinets.

It’s great to look at images such as these when gleaning ideas for your Bloomfield Hills home. But there is no substitute for seeing your options with your own eyes—and even getting your hands on them to get a feel for how they operate. That’s why we encourage you to take a look inside our Bloomfield Hills showroom—or come by 2350 Franklin Road, in Bloomfield Hills, MI. You’ll also be able to get answers to the questions you have about the quality of different windows—in language that makes sense to you. That can be a huge benefit in choosing the right windows to let the light into your Bloomfield Hills home.

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