February 21, 2017
Are you considering a renovation or new home build in 2017? While you are dreaming up the design for your perfect dream house, you might want to check out what is trending in windows and doors this year.
As in 2016, interest in energy efficient homes is still growing and the demand for Passive House, LEED and Net Zero building is strong. The call for high performance, flexibility and durability in fenestration products is expected to continue through 2017 and beyond. Look for high quality vinyl/hybrid windows and doors which offer exceptional energy efficiency and affordability to homeowners while maintaining a stylish and sophisticated look.
The focus on maximizing natural light by using bigger windows will continue to be in vogue. In addition, adding a large window as a focal point in a room is an emerging trend for 2017. Using bold window treatments to highlight this centrepiece is also becoming popular.
The theme for 2017 in front door design is “statement entrances”. Main entry doors will be sleek, stylish and built on a grander scale for that wow factor. The colour trend is bold – but sophisticated – inspired by palettes from the jewel tones of metal and sky to earthy shades of moss and forest greenery. Black is also a favoured colour this year.
With the demand for enhanced security, you will see more innovative safety features built into front entry doors. There is a fast-growing trend for keyless entry doors with electronic keypads and smart doors that are wired into your home security system and accessible remotely via your cell phone.
Speaking about security, 2017 will see an increase in the demand for motorized window coverings such as rollshutters that can be operated by a switch or a remote. As well as added security, rollshutters protect your windows from inclement weather, reduce noise levels and increase energy efficiency.
Last year, bringing the outside in by extending living room areas into outdoor spaces was popular with homeowners. This year will see that trend continue with expansive, multifunctional spaces for living and entertaining featuring prominently in home design. Windows will be wider to allow for more natural light and help to blend the indoor and outdoor spaces.
Visit our showroom and speak with our knowledgeable sales consultants. They can show you the latest innovations in windows and doors and help you choose the perfect products for your project. Our products are custom-made to your specifications and available in a wide range of colours and sizes with many options and accessories.
Check out our Products page for information on the styles and types of windows and doors we manufacture
Curious about Passive House? Ask about our 4700-series ThermoPlus™ PHC, recently certified by the Passive House Institute in Germany as a Passive House Component
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