Need new windows for your contemporary style home? To get the optimal final outcome that you’ll be happy with for years, it starts with educating yourself on your options. The right window style, material, and hardware will emerge as you take a look at the possibilities, and settle on the components with the best features.
At Kelly Window & Door, we’ve completed over 4,000 successful window installations for North Carolina homeowners, and we’re here for you as well. Let’s dive into the details about the best options for your contemporary home.
Window Styles with Modern Appeal for Your Home
These contemporary window styles will bring an abundance of natural light indoors, elevate your curb appeal, and deliver uninterrupted views you can feast your eyes on each day. The clean lines and sleek frames of modern windows add a crisp design element to your interior and exterior.
Some additional characteristics of modern windows include a minimalist mindset with natural texture and neutral colors. They boast of (and deliver!) optimum energy efficiency with their ENERGY STAR ratings and all they include. Their double- or triple-pane features feature gas between the panes that enhances the insulation they deliver year-round. Cleaning is a breeze when you choose tilt-in windows, and you get to bypass the dangerous ladder climbing others choose to reach their second story windows outside.
These window styles come with plenty of modern appeal:
1. Double Hung Windows
Increase your home’s ventilation with popular, double-hung windows. They open from the bottom up and from the top down to usher outdoor air inside and indoor air outside. Their easy-to-clean, tilt-in feature is a favorite among homeowners. They work with a variety of home styles, and in any room of the house.
2. Casement Windows
The second most popular window style is beautiful casement windows. They offer a sleek, minimalist look that pairs well with modern homes. They open outward like a door does, but on a hinge you operate from indoors by cranking it. These beauties catch fresh breezes as they extend outward. Casement windows offer clear, unobstructed views for your enjoyment. In addition to looking stunning in an open-concept living and kitchen area, they are handy in small bathrooms where you need more ventilation.
3. Bay Windows
Big windows are in style, and they deliver! They are made of three to five windows that form a semi-circle that extends outward from your home and creates a cozy place indoors to eat a meal, read, or simply relax.
You get to enjoy views of the outdoors from several angles when you choose bay windows, and the ensemble is made of more than one window style. For example, the largest window—which is centrally located in the group—is often a fixed, picture window whose primary function is to usher in natural light and give you massive views of the outdoors. On each side of the centrally located picture window are two to four additional windows that add style and function to the group. They may be either casement or double-hung windows, opening to usher fresh air into your home.
4. Sliding Windows
Sliding windows offer sleek frames that don’t take up much space, allowing for expansive views. They also invite natural light to come teeming inside your home, lifting the atmosphere of your dwelling. These cost-effective windows offer energy efficiency and low maintenance. They slide horizontally, so they work well as basement egress windows.
5. Awning Windows
This unique window type opens from the bottom and extends outward. So, they are hinged at the top, meaning you can leave them open if there’s a gentle rain outside! This versatile window option works in many places in a modern home. They are perfect for right behind your kitchen sink so you can open them easily when you need more ventilation.
These windows are rectangular, with a width greater than their height. They open with a hand crank (like casement windows). The difference between them and casement windows is that their hinge is on the top, while casement windows have a hinge on their side. They combine well with other window styles. For example, they can “extend” the length of picture windows by being installed below them in your open concept living area.
6. Picture Windows
If you’re looking for modern design, picture windows are a must! The gorgeous view they deliver of the outdoors will brighten the atmosphere inside your home and enhance your enjoyment of it daily. These windows are fixed, so they have no moving parts. They are long-lasting, low maintenance, and delightful! Think about it; rather than hanging pictures of beautiful vistas, you can frame the beauty of your property with a gorgeous picture window and enjoy it year-round.
Get Ready to Enjoy Your Home on a Whole New Level!
You Probably Don’t Know What You’ve Been Missing
If you haven’t had new windows installed in the last ten years, you really don’t know what you’re missing. Today’s modern window styles breathe fresh life into your lifestyle, and you really will enjoy them!
At Kelly Window & Door, we’re here to listen to your dreams, and guide you through the window selection process. Stop by and check out our showroom, so you can see and experience these amazing window styles.
Get Expert Window Design Advice for Your Home
You’re sure to love our expert design process at Kelly Window & Door. Our experienced consultants have designed thousands of window and door projects. Some are simple, and some are complicated, but no matter what, we provide a smart solution to your needs.
We combine technical expertise with a great eye for style. You might even have some fun choosing styles that will look spectacular in your home. Learn more about our window services and how transforming your home with new windows can enhance your lifestyle.