Top 5 window trends this year

Top 5 window trends this year

Summer is traditionally the rush time for home improvements and home owners are always keen to upgrade their properties to correspond with the latest trends. If you’re on the lookout for some window inspirations for your home improvement projects, you need not look any further. Here are some of the growing window trends you’ll want to keep an eye on!

The simplicity of black and white has always been synonymous with "contemporary", and in 2018 one of the biggest trends you see everywhere is the black window frame. The colour is gracing both the exterior and the interior, including the special order of black sashes. The trend can veer dramatic or, when combined with white or natural trim, be more subtle and create a modern farmhouse, or even Tudor look.

Energy-efficient windows are so popular now it’s hard to even consider them a trend. In fact, low U-values and a BREEAM certification have become almost an expectation and near enough a requirement for many home owners.

This year, those renovating their homes (or indeed building new ones) are seeking squared-off edges and crisp lines. In many cases, they’re after the look of aluminium/steel-framed storefront windows, but at a more palatable price point. Again, simple but dramatic designs seem to be taking the lead.

Let’s get back to basics: The primary reason for installing windows in our homes is to let in light. There are many things to consider when replacing your windows; budget, uPVC versus aluminium, timber versus timber-effect, colour, window furniture, etc. However, another important factor is the frame. If you want to maximise the amount of light coming in – and your views out – choose a window design with as little frame as possible.

Large windows have been a design staple for several years now. Because so many home design trends are centred around modernism and clean lines, arching windows and other curvy shapes are becoming less desirable. Now, homeowners are opting for floor to ceiling windows in purely rectangular shapes. To avoid a dated look, stick with square or rectangular windows. As far as design styles go, windows without grids are popular and offer easy-to-clean glass with unimpeded viewing.

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