Contemporary Trends in Replacement Windows for Modern Homes
If you are shopping for replacement windows for a contemporary style home in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach or Newport Beach, you want to be certain that the windows you choose complement your home’s modern architecture.
As the Newport Beach area’s leading provider of replacement windows, we are the experts at installing windows that harmonize with contemporary architecture. In this article we explore the latest trends in replacement windows for modern homes.
Minimum Obstruction Replacement Windows
While traditional “grills” (bars or slats) are still highly desirable for colonial, Greek revival, and other more conventional or conservative architectural styles, “Maximum View with Minimum Obstruction” is the hallmark of windows in today’s modern homes.
In other words: less is more in modern homes. Modern homes will ideally feature fewer windows in larger sizes – to keep with the “minimalist” design concept of modern architecture.
Modern window frames are typically thin with flat, narrow profiles – offering clean sight lines. The windows in modern homes often directly sit side by side, interrupted by nothing more than a slim mullion between them.
Most importantly for contemporary homes, the window panes themselves are usually unobstructed by grilles, slats or bars – offering maximum visibility of the exterior and the greatest amount of natural light.
Large or Grand Replacement Windows
Similarly, following the trend of maximum views, single large windows are replacing multiple smaller windows.
While compartmentalized rows of smaller windows may suit a traditional home – nothing is as modern as installing grand “window walls”.
Glass and metal are fundamental materials used in modern architectural design, so entire walls covered in windows add to a contemporary design style.
Of course, it is important to select energy-efficient windows for this type of application, to keep your interior comfortable as well as to keep heating and cooling bills down.
Replacement Windows with Angular Lines
Contemporary architectural style is all about geometric shapes and sharp, angular lines. Modern windows – with unobtrusive “no-fuss” hardware – offer a clean and sophisticated appearance. Contemporary window hardware should be simple, squared off and often even flush – for the cleanest, most modern lines possible.
Corner windows are particularly on-trend right now for those wishing the ultimate in contemporary sophistication and luxury. Corner windows create an impression that the entire room is made of glass – offering panoramic views without sightline interruptions.
Pivoting Replacement Windows
Modern homes typically feature replacement windows that pivot on hinges located on the top or side of the window. This can include casement windows and awning windows.
Pivoting windows maintain a clean, streamlined appearance whether open or closed – while also providing ease of use and excellent ventilation capabilities.
Modern Colors for Replacement Windows
Modern homes typically eschew browns and natural wood colors in favor of blacks, whites, greys, and even reds.
Many of Newport Beach’s finest contemporary all-white, ocean-view homes feature white window coatings. This white-on-white style creates a streamlined appearance that is the ultimate in modern chic.
Conversely, for a more industrial aesthetic, many homeowners select our black or grey coatings.
And for the ultimate pop of modern color – against a white or black home – consider red window coatings!
Newport Beach Area’s Best Replacement Windows
If you live in a contemporary home with modern architecture, and you are wondering what windows to install to accentuate this design style, call the replacement window experts at Can-Do.
Can-Do Windows offers the sophisticated, modern styling you’re looking for in vinyl replacement windows that is perfect for your modern or contemporary home. We can help you select from a vast array of customizable replacement window options – to ensure the windows in your home match your modern architecture and complement your contemporary aesthetics.