2021 Replacement Window Style Trends
After spending a year indoors, many homeowners have started thinking about new ways to improve your home. One way to do so could be with windows — whether adding new windows or replacing old windows. This is a great way to add light to your room, open up a small space, and add life to your home. But the style you choose for your replacement windows matters, too. It should be a reflection of your taste and your home’s design. Need help finding inspiration? Here are some of the top replacement window trends of 2021.
Larger windows mean more expansive views. This is especially popular after a year when many of us have spent most of our time indoors. They also make a more prominent stylistic statement and let in more light during the day, so you won’t have to rely as much on overhead lighting or lamps. Bay and bow windows are known for their large, expansive size. Casement windows, while narrow, are quite tall. You can even opt for a large picture window that won’t open but will shed plenty of light and outdoor views to enjoy throughout your home. Large windows can often serve as the focal point of the room, drawing the eye and holding the viewer’s attention.
Decorated With Houseplants
This can be done with any window that has an interior window ledge. Again, because people have been living indoors more and more for the past year, they crave natural elements such as plants. House plants can decorate your window ledge, giving vibrancy and color and helping to create a more natural feel throughout your home. You can even have a garden window installed as a replacement window, which offers natural sunlight at all angles for plants that are a bit needier than others.
Natural Window Treatments
Following the need for more natural elements, many homeowners are moving towards natural window treatments. This may mean bamboo blinds, linen, or wood shutters. These window treatments not only look great and help to add to that indoor-outdoor feeling, but are more eco-friendly, especially bamboo blinds. Any materials can be recycled, and you may even be able to find window treatments made of solely recycled materials.
Stark, Dark Window Frames
Your windows naturally let in plenty of light, so many homeowners have been balancing this with dark window frames for contrast. Black or dark bronze window frames on the exterior are especially popular because they show less dirt and look fresher for longer. When it comes to interior window frames, dark wood shades such as dark oak or cherry have grown in popularity. This makes for a lovely contrast alongside light colored walls or lighter colored shading.
Bay and Bow Windows
Bay and bow windows have been long beloved for their dramatic elegance. These windows curve outward through the use of three to five panes. They are great when you need to make a small room larger, or you want to add a window seat or storage bin beneath the window ledge. In a time when we’ve all begun to feel a little cooped up, bay and bow windows have helped to open up our worlds and make us feel more connected again. They fit perfectly into the larger windows trend, but they also have their own unique style that enhances anything from traditional to contemporary home design.
As people get older, the idea of windows with complex opening and closing mechanisms becomes less and less appealing. That’s why in 2021, as seniors prepare to age in place or retirement homes remodel to make their space more pleasant for those who live there, we’re seeing a trend towards windows with more accessible openings. A popular style is horizontal sliders. These windows work like mini-patio doors, sliding open and closed on a track. Casement windows are also known for their easy opening features, as they can be opened out from the side rather than being pulled up or down.
Energy efficient windows have long been a popular choice, as they can add beauty to your home while helping lower your energy costs and your carbon footprint. But what we consider energy efficient in windows is changing as new advancements are made in the world of windows. Triple pane windows, for instance, are currently considered to be among the most energy efficient. These windows are made up of three panes of glass, with non-toxic, odorless gas fillings in between each pane. This helps to slow the flow of air from one side of the glass to the other, so less heat is lost through the window and less cold air leaks in.
Sliding Glass Patio Doors
People might be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean they can’t go into their own backyard space, especially as we move into spring. That’s why sliding glass patio doors are making such a comeback this year. These patio doors offer extensive views of your outdoor space, as well as easy access while they slide on a track to open and close. Worried about security? These doors come with locking mechanisms and are made with the same triple pane windows to make them more durable. But in the meantime, they look great and make it that much easier for you to access your patio.
2021 is the perfect time of year to replace your windows. Need some help to get started? XteriorPRO has you covered with top notch triple pane windows in a wide range of styles and design features. Contact us today to learn more or to sign up for your free replacement window quote today.