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Windows and Doors Perfect for Your Home Remodel

Complement your home improvement project with upgraded windows and doors.

Updating windows and doors is a central part of the home improvement process. Whether you hope to tackle a simple home makeover or fully renovate your home, windows and doors greatly impact how a remodel looks when finished.

So, before you embark on your next home improvement project, consider these window and door ideas to increase the aesthetics and value of your home.

Home Makeover

There are many effective ways to increase home value and update your home’s style — opportunities for remodeling are endless. If you want to start simple, focus on surface level changes that are easier to complete, like painting, staining, replacing interior doors, adding storage or even a kitchen pantry.

Larger projects that can give your home an interior and exterior facelift include replacing windows and garage doors, adding built-in storage or additional rooms, and upgrading siding, roofing, countertops, tile, flooring and carpet.

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Remodel & Renovation Ideas

Two of the most popular home improvement projects homeowners tackle today are undoubtedly bathroom and kitchen remodels. Both projects can give you a great return on investment and an opportunity to rethink the space’s use of windows and doors.

Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Aside from the typical kitchen upgrades, here’s a unique kitchen remodel idea for you: creatively reimagine the backsplash area of the room by substituting a tile backsplash with awning windows. This style of window will allow natural light and refreshing breezes to flood your kitchen.

If you have walk-in food storage, consider replacing the pantry door with a French or custom interior door. To give yourself even more areas for storage, add a kitchen island with additional counter and cabinet space. As you focus on other smaller aesthetic details, also consider updating your appliances to go with your new window, door and cabinet styles.

Bathroom Remodel Ideas

To brighten up a dark, outdated bathroom, try replacing old tile with white tile and consider adding a window to an existing wall for an added boost of natural light. Take into account how the addition would look from both the interior and exterior of the home. Whatever style you add should complement the overall design of your home and not interfere with electrical wiring, plumbing and ductwork.

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Photo by Ashley Alivia Photography

Exterior Remodel

Enhance the interior and exterior of your home by adding a sunroom onto your home’s floorplan. We love the way this contemporary Michigan home’s sunroom adds architectural intrigue to the exterior and natural light to the interior through its use of traditional grilled fixed windows.

Regardless of the exterior remodel projects you choose to work on this year, you can complement these upgrades by replacing your entry door and/or storm door. If you replace your home’s siding, brick or stone, choose a color door that will work with the new home materials.

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Planning for Your Remodel

Once you’ve determined what home remodeling projects you want to focus on, consider your ideal timeline and budget. This will help you as you go throughout the contractor hiring process. If your project includes a window or door replacement or installation, be sure to contact us to schedule a free consultation today.

For even more home remodeling ideas, check out our online guide of finished projects featuring windows and doors.

This article was written by

Kolbie Creger, Social Media Specialist

An Instagram enthusiast and tiny house fanatic, Kolbie is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on social media and brand strategy. In true Iowa fashion, her free time varies by season. You can find her in the gym coaching high school basketball throughout the winter, attempting to roller blade through downtown Des Moines in the spring, and sipping iced coffee on the back of a boat every other chance she gets.

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