Custom Finishing Options for Windows & Doors

Get the look you want; paints and stains are the final touches of your project. When it comes time to select the finishes for your project, come prepared to make some key design choices about mixing and matching your windows, doors, and trim finishes. Customizing your color choices will make a big difference in the outcome of your project. You needn’t default to the factory selected colors from the manufacturers, nor do you have to settle for matching your existing

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Kitchen Sink Windows

Everyone longs for a room with a view and there is no more welcome view than the one from the window at the kitchen sink. No matter what style kitchen you have, a window above the sink is always appropriate and when you’re cleaning dishes for what feels like longer than necessary, you’ll be grateful for the view in this room. How can you select a window that is aesthetically and functionally perfect for that space? It’s common for homeowners

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Entry Door Security with Multi-Point Locks

There’s a heightened awareness about home security lately. If your entry and patio doors are like most, you have the most common lock, a standard deadbolt, which offers little to no protection against forced entry. If you’re planning to purchase a new entry or patio door do some research first and learn about multi-point locking systems. With the demand for better security, manufacturers are deploying these systems as standard for French doors, 8 and 10-foot-tall doors and optional for many

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Marvin Elevate Casement Windows in Black

Farmhouse Black Windows from Marvin, Andersen and More

Black windows are a natural fit for a Farmhouse style home, so it’s no wonder we’re noticing the trend with so many beautiful examples in our neighborhoods. Black windows work with the typical warm or cool neutrals like cream, beige, silver sage and grey interior colors. They complement the minimalist style and are stunning in contrast with the typical white board and batten exterior siding.

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Black Windows Trending

Black Windows Trending

Have you noticed that black windows are replacing white windows for home renovations and new homes? Now offered by most manufacturers, black is perfect for accentuating the clean simple lines todays homeowners prefer. White windows have long been a standard choice, yet increasingly black, once used as a focal point color, is seen as a neutral window color. White windows are still selected for traditional homes and black is increasingly selected for a variety of styles from chic modern to

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Entry Doors that Bring Curb Appeal

Entry Doors that Bring Curb Appeal

What a difference a new door can make. A worn-out front door is a real eye sore that makes our home look dated. Take a look at this Arlington Heights home of Woodland’s Ugly Door Contest winners. The owners nicknamed their original door “mouse maze” entered their ugly entry way photo in this year’s contest garnering 354 votes to win a new Therma Tru entry door. The owners selected a Therma-Tru Smooth Star Mahogany Door. The style is Saratoga and

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Black Windows For All Home Styles

Black Windows For All Home Styles

You know you’ve been admiring all those home renovations or new homes that with the black windows but thinking, that would never work for our home, it’s too traditional. Look again, those black window sashes and frames are installed in all types of homes, craftsman, farm, ranch and yes, modern. For many manufacturers black is offered as a standard color and for virtually all manufacturers black, even multiple shades of black come as finishing options for your interior, exterior or

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Contemporary Windows

Contemporary Windows

Contemporary Windows A home in the woods needs more glass, which is why the owners of Interior Design Group, IDG in Lisle, Il selected Marvin Contemporary Studio series for their own home nestled on a wooded lot not far from Chicago. Nestled on a wooded lot not far from Chicago, the renovation design focused on creating a quiet oasis by connecting the home to nature. The modern windows feature maximum glass and minimal framing. The living room glass walls are

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Marvin Integrity Windows & Doors for Gorgeous Condominium

Marvin Integrity Windows & Doors for Gorgeous Condominium

Marvin Integrity Windows & Doors for Gorgeous Condominium Leave it to the owners of this gorgeous downtown Chicago condominium to select Marvin Integrity ‘ebony’ finish for their new windows and doors. Their choice of sleek casements, awnings and an expansive patio door system, all contemporary looks, gives the individual units and the building a fresh look. It’s a major decision for a condominium association to upgrade their entire building’s windows and doors. When the owners of this five-story, eight-unit building

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Black Windows For All Home Styles

Black Windows Are Now Widely Available

No longer just a trend, Black windows are now offered by more manufacturers because they can be as versatile as white. White windows have long been a standard choice, yet increasingly black, once used as a focal point color, now black is also seen as a neutral window color. White windows are still selected for traditional homes and black is increasingly selected for a variety of styles from chic modern to historic renovations. For example, black windows, black gutters and

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