Creating an Elegant Window Design

by Lauren Busser, Direct from the Designers™' Editorial Director

Window design is essential to the success of your home’s overall design scheme. We have come up with a few tips for how to make the most of your window design and get the most bang for your buck.

Flood your home’s interior with daylight by installing a wall of Wood-Ultrex Windows from Integrity® Windows and Doors. Consult with your builder to find out which walls will give you the most daylight exposure.

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Maximize Your Daylight

Daylight is the best form of lighting for your home. The natural light brings out the true color of your décor and really lets your interior shine. A well-placed window can bring a display or a particular area of your room to life.

The All Ultrex Casement and Awning Windows, and All Ultrex Sliding Patio Doors are perfect for letting sunlight and fresh air flow into your space.

Integrity® from Marvin® Windows and Doors All-Ultrex Windows

Create a Channel of Fresh Air

Proper ventilation is important for any home. Placing a window in front of an interior doorway can help fresh air travel to the remote areas of the house to create a breeze. You can also add interior windows to help air move through your home and add to your indoor air quality.

This configuration features Integrity Wood-Ultrex Awnings and Direct Glaze windows.

Integrity® from Marvin® Windows and Doors Wood-Ultrex Windows

Get the Picture

Don’t hide fantastic views behind your home's walls. The right positioning of a patio door or a large window will let the spectacular scenery surrounding your new home take center stage. Even if there is nothing particularly beautiful to see outside, high windows can add life to a space by bringing in daylight.

The Wood-Ultrex 4-Panel Sliding French Door from Integrity Windows and Doors lets you take in a beautiful view and access your outdoor living space. Available in sizes up to 16’ wide and 8’ tall, this patio door opens up a whole new realm of design possibilities.

Integrity® from Marvin® Wood-Ultrex Sliding French Door

Blend the Indoors and the Outdoors

Walls of windows and patio doors can unify a home. Adding a patio door provides easy access to the outdoors and can open up your living space for a cookout.

Turn your patio door into a masterpiece with Polygon Windows. These polygon windows create a dynamic shape that makes this patio door a focal point.

Integrity Windows and Doors IMPACT Polygon Windows

Don’t Be Afraid to Combine Shapes

Windows often occur in patterns or as isolated statements. A repeating pattern can bring a nice rhythm to your home’s exterior and helps people connect to the space around them.

On the other hand, you can call attention to a certain area of your home with the help of special window shapes and styles. Specialty windows such as bay windows or polygons also help maximize design impact. Modern homes in particular are known for having walls of windows that let in lots of natural light. Using different shapes can help you configure your windows to fit your design scheme perfectly.

With the help of Integrity Polygon Windows, this slanted ceiling will bring lots of natural light into this space and helps these homeowners save on their utility bills.

Integrity® from Marvin® Windows and Doors Polygon Windows

Make It Personal

Don’t be afraid to take advantage of the options available to you. Divided lites and exterior trim can add to your home's curb appeal and give it a finished look. Consider your overall design and then see where you can add these finishing touches.

Integrity Windows and Doors are built to withstand the elements a beach front home will encounter. Their IMPACT line is designed specifically for coastal conditions.

Integrity Windows and Doors IMPACT Casement Windows

And Don’t Forget to Think About Maintenance

Beautiful windows are great, but remember that your windows should also be durable. You will want to take into account the window’s strength and energy efficiency. Choosing a brand known for its energy efficiency will ensure that you will love your windows for years to come.

Integrity Windows and Doors products are constructed from Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass, which is eight times stronger than vinyl, three times stronger than vinyl/wood composites and as strong as steel.

These stunning windows are from the Integrity Wood-Ultrex line. This configuration features Wood-Ultrex Awning and Direct Glaze window units. Find the Integrity dealer closest to you and see all the design options.

Integrity® from Marvin® Wood-Ultrex Casement Windows

When it comes to designing windows for your new home, take a look at the house's lot and decide what you want to accent. Whether you decide to create a wall of windows or add a stunning patio door, panes of glass will be essential design components in your new home.

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