Trends come and go, as with anything else. This is why window trends are currently on the rise, and windows are now becoming more fun then ever. If you’re thinking about a change and considering replacing your windows this year, then some of these more classic and contemporary choices might be for you. Even custom windows can be a great way to make the change – many homeowners around the Minneapolis area are opting for custom and specialty shape windows.
Current Trends in Replacement Windows
More Energy Efficiency
As the years move on, many more people are looking to get more for their buck. A great way to do that is choosing remodeling that adds energy efficiency to a home. We find that many of our customers are looking for ways to cut down on their utility bills. By adding energy-efficient windows that keep the cool and hot air inside, they’re essential saving money on their heating and cooling costs.
Colorful Tints & Art Glass
When color is all around you, you just naturally feel happier. That is the thought anyway when it comes to colorful tinted windows some are choosing to add to their homes. Once a decoration in many homes in the past, window tinting has become popular once again.
Windows can be ordered pre-tinted, or you can add colored window films for a temporary look. They are available in a wide range of colors and patterns, including those resembling stained glass. We also install windows that include art glass. For example, Andersen offers many styles of art glass and a wide range of color combinations. You can also custom design your windows from their 25 available colors.
Of course, if you’d rather have clear windows, then dressing them up with fancy fabrics and drapes are a great way to make a statement. There are also window treatment trends happening.
Increased Sunlight Inside
Many people feel better when the light is streaming in. That is just what natural daylight does to people. And at this time of year when we’re coming out of another Minnesota winter we want to enjoy as much of the spring sunshine as possible. This is why so many people are choosing to go with large, custom made windows for their homes. They want something that is going to light up the area and with the right size and look windows that they design, they can make sure to get it.
Other ways to maximize the amount of light coming through a window include:
- Choosing fiberglass windows, because the frames are thinner than windows constructed from other materials
- Installing windows that bring in light from three sides, such as garden windows and bay or bow windows
When the time comes to choose which replacement windows are going to look the best in your home, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. Window Outfitters can help you choose the perfect windows and ensure that you get the necessary lighting and comfort you’re in need of within your home. We are THE replacement window company for the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.