February 6th, 2017 by Eco Choice
2017 Trends in Windows and Doors
Windows and doors can make or break the look of your house, hold back energy efficiency, and even affect the appraised value and resale value of your home. 2017 might finally be the year to give your house the curb appeal it deserves. Ready to invest in replacement windows or a new front door? Let’s take a peek at the latest design trends that can help improve the aesthetics and energy efficiency of your home:
Colour That Pops
Take a stroll around your neighbourhood, and you’ll see a lot of white, beige, or wood entry doors. Though there’s nothing wrong with these traditional looks, it’s the bright reds, deep blues, and bold yellows that capture the eye. This year, expect to see homeowners add a pop of colour to their front entry with windows and entrance doors in all colours of the rainbow. Pantone’s colour of the year is Greenery, a refreshing, natural yellow-green shade that evokes spring renewal even in the dead of winter. Benjamin Moore’s colour of the year is Shadow, a deep royal amethyst that sets the mood right off the bat. Go with the trend or strike out on your own with a colour choice that speaks to you. We can custom match windows and doors alike to match your existing décor or set the tone for your new design style.
We want to have it all – and now we can. Steel doors are economical, energy efficient, and elegant. Not only is a steel entrance door an economical choice since it’s more affordable than wood and aluminum, but steel doors also are incredibly sturdy, long lasting, and require few repairs. An excellent option for those looking for a combination of security, fire protection, pest resistance, and sound insulation. Metal is also good for the environment by saving trees that would otherwise be used in wood door production. With numerous aesthetic options, ranging from stainless steel, coloured, and faux finish, those interested in a rustic but appealing look can take advantage of all the benefits.
Another increasingly popular trend is the use of folding doors. These are an excellent choice when you want much larger and longer doors that have the capability of increasing physical and visual accessibility between rooms. A popular style is the accordion design with large panes of glass that can fold up as needed. These doors will create elegance with a touch of style to any room.
Thanks to improvements in energy efficient materials, the installation of larger windows has been on the rise. With improved space heating in the winter and cooling costs in the summer, larger windows create warmth, plenty of natural light, and great ventilation. With enhanced views – which has been proven to have a positive effect on our health and wellbeing – along with a reduction in your electricity bills, what more can you ask for? Whether you are in the market for bay windows, bow windows, or breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows, expect to see a big uptick in this style in 2017.
Let the light in and beautify your home without sacrificing your privacy in any way. Decorative glass doors are going to be trendy this year. They lessen the glare of the sun without sacrificing the illumination that can brighten up a room. They can provide a sophisticated look to enhance a window or a door to your exact style. Consider custom grills and simulated divided lites (SDLs) to recreate a traditional look at a price you’ve got to love.
Timeless Wood – With Modern Performance
Sometimes the best trends are also the most timeless. Wood is a rustic, warm design choice for your front entry door and windows alike, but it doesn’t have the performance or durability you expect. That’s why Sunrise® finish vinyl windows will be such a big hit this year. They are indistinguishable from wood in appearance, but they have the low-maintenance, high-performance functionality of vinyl. Similarly, steel entry doors and fiberglass doors can be manufactured with that rustic ambience of a traditional wood door, but they are much more energy efficient.
Stand Out From the Crowd
This year, we’re going to see interior décor step into the light. Expect to see homeowners in Vaughan and throughout the GTA let their personality shine with their choice of window style and door design. In addition to choosing glass inserts, grills, and hardware with a modern twist, the entire exterior will all tie together to make a statement. From landscape design to the choice of lighting and house number font and size, it’s all about creating a signature look that’s the envy of the neighbourhood.
Why not take advantage of these hot 2017 trends by giving your windows or doors the upgrade? Transform the look of your home and save up to 30% or more on your energy bills when you choose Eco Choice replacement windows and doors. Get a FREE quote today!
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