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Personalize the details.

Use windows and patio doors to complement a home’s architecture. Art glass panels can splash color inside, make a powerful statement, or provide privacy to a room. Grille patterns can enhance traditional character or add a contemporary flair. Latches and handles are finishing touches for beautiful window and door design.

Understand Architectural Styles.

For custom home buyers and remodeling clients, knowing which windows match a particular architectural style is key to achieving the look of their dreams. To that end, this free site connects home styles and the proper windows based on architectural need: http://www.andersenwindows.com/home-


Using these Windowcentric principles helps simplify decision making and lets you and your team focus on delivering a finished project that exceeds your client’s expectations.

With more than 30 years of experience in product design and design research, Jay Libby is the Creative Services Manager at Andersen Windows.

Capture Light Throughout the Day.

When utilized correctly, the constantly changing light that flows through windows can transform an interior. With well-thought-out window design, even the simplest shape can be made into an object of visual interest.

Channel Fresh Air from Room to Room.

Proper ventilation goes beyond opening a window or two. Stacked ventilation, for example, utilizes roof windows in combination with wall windows, creating updrafts that funnel warm air outdoors and away from living areas. Interior window openings can help channel fresh air to a home’s more remote locations.

Control the View.

With the right positioning, spectacular scenery can become the focus of a room, even the focus of a home while celebrating a home’s surroundings. Even when there is no view at all, windows positioned high on walls can still breathe light into a room—no skyline or mountain range required.

Blur the Line Between Indoors and Out.

Walls of windows or patio doors can help connect the interior of a home with the immediate surroundings. A canopy of leaves can dissolve into the roof. A walk-out garden becomes a part of the home itself.

Design with Shapes and Combinations.

Window sequences can vary to create just the right look, either through recurring patterns or isolated statements that bring a rhythm to a home and help homeowners connect with the space around them.

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