Building a new home in New England is exciting, because you are able to work with the beauty of the outside world. One of the trends we most often discuss with our clients is how to maximize the home's windows to enhance views of the outside and incorporate the natural setting.
You can achieve this in a new home by thinking about these aspects of window design:
- Oversized windows. Floor to ceiling windows, large horizontal windows, and slender vertical windows that fill a specific space are all on trend in home design right now. Positioned correctly, these windows showcase your home's beautiful view of the outside.
- Window placement. If planned right, windows can be the key to enjoying your home's ambience, inside & out. Windows play a critical role in the important aspect of home design. The appearance of the window and how it looks to the outside world is important especially for "curb appeal".
- Window orientation. Window orientation plays a large roll in overall window performance due to the combined effects of solar gains, seasonal winds and shading factors. Views, ventilating, natural lighting & passive solar aspects as well as architectural and aesthetic values must be considered.