It’s no secret that with the pandemic driving more people indoors, home improvement projects are higher than ever as homeowners work to spruce up their frequented living spaces. Addressing the state of your windows and doors can do more than just improve your curb appeal. Money spent on window and door replacement is far-reaching. Modern doors can enrich your investment while upgrading your energy efficiency and comfort, improving soundproofing, and bettering your home’s air quality. Quality Window & Door is primed and ready with the current window and door trends of 2021 to keep our customers apprised of what’s in demand.
Window Trends of 2021
Homeowners are installing larger windows in 2021 to bring more natural light into their living spaces. Taller and wider window openings offer that sense of connection with the outside world that so many crave with all the extra time in. And that extra dose of Vitamin D from the extra sunlight can give your immunity the added boost it needs.
Easy Slide Operators
Reducing frustration in times of stress is key for promoting well-being. Struggling to open a window because of poor lever design shouldn’t be something that adds to the complexities of life. Well, say goodbye to stiff levers and cranks that are crippling your windows’ functionality. Innovation has led window engineers to design options like the Easy Slide Operator. The ESO offers an easy finger-based movement to open or shut windows and is especially popular among senior populations.
Black Window Frames
Due to the rise in popularity of the modern-traditional home, requests for black window frames are on the rise. In fact, one product line, the fiberglass Impervia, has experienced a 200 percent increase in the past few years. 2021 is showing no shift from this popular window installation trend.
Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces
Indoor-outdoor living spaces allow residents to repurpose common areas for the flexibility they desire for home exercise, gathering, meditation, rest, and recuperation. Achieving this adaptability is easier than one might think with custom window installation. Window installers can replace smaller windows with a larger slider or pass-through window alternative.
Minimalist Window Treatments
As more and more of us seek to reduce our 2020 anxiety, the trend toward lightweight curtain designs is gathering momentum. Today’s designs are lighter, less traditional, and with varying textures that conjure ease. Modern design mixed with minimalist characteristics is also becoming more common.
Door Trends of 2021
Full-height doors, also referred to as ceiling doors, are a popular door installation choice for 2021. Made with a variety of materials, colors and textures, full-height doors make quite the statement. The draw to full-height doors is both their sleek, modern look along with their ability to visually lengthen the ceiling giving the illusion that a room is larger than it is.
The draw towards inviting natural light into a living space continues with glass door installation. Lighting can alter the mood of a room, adding energy and vitality to prior dead spaces. Glass doors also increase the spatiality of a room allowing for more unincumbered living.
Ecology and sustainability are two common buzzwords of our day, so it is no wonder that they influence our architecture. A move towards doors that have low environmental impact is a strong 2021 door installation trend. Solid, natural wood doors, PVC frames (100% recyclable), and wooden doors support sustainability while promoting energy efficiency.
Designers are seeing a return to dark tones for doors in 2021, with Black Oak being a popular shade. Dark tones, when paired with lighter counter and floor accents, can make light tones appear that much brighter. The contrast of light on dark allows each to improve from the paired distinctions.
Sliding doors that can be installed both inside and outside the wall are another popular 2021 door installation trend. Sliding doors are chosen for their space-saving design along with their ability to make a living space more multi-purpose.
Quality Window & Door has over three decades of experience serving the Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia area with top-quality window and door brands. Call us today at 800-370-8751, or contact us online, to learn how you can benefit from our exceptional installation and replacement services.
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