Finding the perfect windows and doors for your home can be a frustrating process if you don't know where to start or what to look for. We put together some of our essential tips and pointers for window replacements to help guide you as you begin your project. These tips will help make your window replacement process not only easy, but enjoyable as well!
Let’s Get Inspired
Start by building a foundation of your preferences. The easiest way to do this is by looking around the room you would like to remodel and note the things you love and the things that you don’t enjoy. Look at the big picture first. Is it full of light or dark tones? Is it busy or minimalistic? Does the overall feel of the room give you that “home sweet home” feeling, or does it lack your personality?
With these questions in mind, now it’s time to grab a cup of coffee, sit back and get ready to be inspired. One of the best places to find Pella window and door designs is through our gallery, Pinterest, or Houzz. As you collect ideas, you will begin to notice a pattern of specific options and styles that keep coming up. Be sure to make a note of these common themes you notice, as they're elements that you'll likely want to incorporate into your remodel.
Here are some design tips to keep in mind as you browse for inspiration.
Traditional or Modern
Do you have to choose just one style? Many people find that they enjoy a mix of styles and would like to blend them. It can be done in a tasteful cohesive manner, but it just takes a bit of balancing work. Whatever style or blend you decide to go with, determine that ahead of time so you know what style of windows you're looking for.
Natural Lighting Control
Windows are great for maximizing the use of our plentiful natural light that we get in Arizona. Take a moment to consider which direction your windows or doors will be facing – where the sunlight falls and where it doesn’t. This will help balance the placement of your windows and doors to bring natural light in without causing energy loss or potential sun damage to your interior.
Design For The View
The right windows or patio doors can perfectly frame your outdoor area and make it the focal point of a room. If there is no view to enjoy or you'd like more wall space, placing windows high on the wall will let in more light.
Consider whether you would like windows that can open or not. With the high temperatures we get in the summer months, ventilation is key to keeping a room comfortable.
Variety of Shapes
A fun way to add your personality to your design is to use a variety of window shapes and sizes. If you have a great view that you want to be a focal point – a wall of windows or a multi-panel patio door will add visual interest and bring nature into your home.
No matter what room you choose to remodel, whether it’s the kitchen, bathroom, living room or laundry room – windows and doors can play a critical role in improving the style of your home. If you would like help choosing the right windows and doors for your home, contact us today to schedule an in-home consultation with one of our window experts!