“Out with the old, in with the new!” If you’ve been debating which home improvements you’re going to tackle this year, consider updating your windows. Your choice of windows can make your home look sleek and modern. If you’re planning to replace your older windows in 2018, you’ll want to consider these four trends to keep you and your home windows up-to-date and in style.
Energy-efficient windows are so popular now it’s hard to even consider them a trend. As energy costs rise, replacing your home’s windows with new, energy efficient ones will save you money too. When it comes to choosing energy-efficient windows, you’ll want to purchase windows with ENERGY STAR® certification.
2. Expansive Glass And Natural Lighting
Natural light is something that never goes out of style. Window treatments that maximize natural lighting in a stylish way are extremely popular and are among the top requests for 2018. This year, expansive windows that reach from the floor to the ceiling, and entire walls of glass is the trend to follow. They offer significant benefits to any home by permitting the outdoors to become part your décor, allowing the perfect amount of natural light in while providing beautiful views. Sheer fabrics maximize a chic look without blocking natural lighting and taking away from the size of your windows. As they allow soft light to enter into the space, while still maintaining a level of privacy needed in the home. Whether you choose to install larger windows mulled together or multi-panel glass units, you will enjoy increased daylight and the beautiful scenery of the outdoors.
3. Clean Lines Over Arches
In the past few years, homeowners embraced curved and arching windows, but that trend may be becoming less desirable in 2018. This year, it is all about modernism, simplicity and minimalism, so the arched-top and similar curved shapes may appear outdated for today’s more popular home design styles. On the other hand, rectangular shapes and clean lines are favored and are the latest shape trend. Now, contractors and interior designers are opting for floor to ceiling windows in purely rectangular off-edges.
4. Black Is Back In
One of 2017 big window trends was the white window frames. This year, the latest trend is bringing in the bold color black and leaving behind the boring white windows. Black and other neutral colored frames and finishes, such as gray and bronze, are expected to be popular choices in 2018. Why the color black? because it adds a sense of cleanliness and sleek sophistication to your home. So, if you want to keep up with this year’s trend, black window frames is definitely the detail you want to add to your windows.