Hot Home Trends


Looking to make a few design changes to your home? That’s always a good way to make your space feel fresh and new. Why not re-paint the bathroom, or put up new curtains in the living room? While we’re at it, what about new windows? There are all kinds of ways to re-design your home using your windows.

Granted, replacing windows is a bigger project than other touch-ups around the home. But, if done correctly, you’ll find that replacing your windows – and even incorporating new window spaces – can have a dynamic effect on the aesthetics and comfort of your home.

Let’s take a moment to look at some current home trends that involve windows. Based on what’s become popular over the past few years, we can say with certainty that black windows, pass-through windows, multi-slide doors, energy-efficient products, and private spaces (think home office) are all popular home trends that show no signs of slowing down. With that in mind, let’s talk about how you can revolutionize your home with well-placed windows.

Black windows

In the past few decades, black windows have become all the rage. And why not? Like white, black goes with anything. In fact, in many cases black windows really enhance a home’s curb appeal by making the rest of the exterior stand out in contrast.

1620 Single Hung, ӰPro Windows and Doors

Plus, black offers a sleek look that can be incorporated into any architectural design. Sure, they’ve become very popular among proponents of the farmhouse style. But black windows work in any style: industrial, modern, Mediterranean. You name it. According to some sources, black windows go as far back as the Middle Ages, so it’s no wonder that their appeal is timeless and works in so many different types of homes.

But black can complement not just the exterior of a home, but the interior too. That’s why black is becoming an increasingly popular choice for the interior of windows, and for many of the same reasons. Just like with architectural styles, black windows pair well with any home décor.

Window pass-throughs

The phrase “bringing the outside in” has become a common mantra among builders, designers, and architects. The premise behind this idea is to blur the lines between interior and exterior spaces by extending the traditional boundaries of a home. When executed properly, this strategy allows homeowners to feel more connected to the outside while also conveying the illusion of a larger space.

A relatively new way of blending interior and exterior spaces is through the use of pass-through windows. Basically, a pass-through window is one that’s set up so that objects can easily be passed from the interior of a house to the exterior – or vice versa.

kitchen sink, design, ӰPro Windows and Doors

Pass-through windows are ideal for passing utensils and food outside for a barbecue, or even just handing your partner a drink at the end of the day. But they can provide so much more. Some homeowners have even gone so far as to put a small counter outside the windows, allowing multiple people to absorb the outdoor elements while still interacting with those inside.

One of the best windows for pass-throughs is a double-slider because it provides ample open space at eye level. Visit our inspiration gallery help visualize a window pass-through in your next project.

Multi-slide doors

Speaking of merging interior and exterior spaces, there’s no better way to do that than with large sliding glass doors. These doors have been popular for years, but recently “multi-slide” doors have become all the rage. As the name implies, these doors – sometimes called “window walls” – are much larger than your standard sliding patio doors; some reaching up to 18 feet wide.

multi slide door, ӰPro Windows and Doors

Uniting interior and exterior living spaces is not all that multi-slide doors offer: They also ooze curbside appeal. Multi-slide doors bring a certain ambience to your home’s appearance, giving your house something the neighbors will envy and you’ll cherish. And when you host a large party, you can seamlessly entertain your guests inside and out.

Visit our inspiration gallery see how an ӰPro multi-slide door can enhance your living space.

Home offices

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, work-from-home opportunities were on the rise, making home offices a popular trend. As technology improves and employers realize they can attract workers by offering flexible schedules and routines, the need for dedicated home offices is likely to increase.

A home office can be anywhere in the house. Some people have a set-up in their basement, some take advantage of an unused bedroom, and some are actually “home” offices that are located outside the home. Indeed, an increasing number of homeowners are purchasing tiny sheds or “alternate dwelling units” (ADUs) and using them as home offices in their backyards.

home office windows, sound proof windows, ӰPro Windows and Doors

Regardless of what kind of home office you have, it’s important to have a quiet space where you can get your work done. That’s why you want windows that will shield you from outside noise. Windows are assigned aSound Transmission Class (STC)rating when they’re manufactured. Most double-pane windows will have an STC rating between 28-32; the higher the rating, the better your window will be at keeping exterior noise out.

But to truly optimize your home office so you can be focused and productive, you also need a work space that receives plenty of sunlight. Why is natural light so important? It’s simple: Light helps you think and makes you more productive. According to Harvard Business Review, Cornell’s Alan Hedge has found that natural light in the workplace leads to “a 51% drop in the incidence of eyestrain, a 63% drop in the incidence of headaches and a 56% reduction in drowsiness.” Hedge’s study also found that workers situated near a window during daylight hours reported a significant increase in productivity.

Energy efficiency

Homeowners are spending more time at home, which increases the importance of energy-efficient home decisions. Obviously, no one wants to pay high energy bills, and we should all do our part to protect the environment. Now, thanks to the latest technology, you can get energy-efficient products for your home without sacrificing aesthetics or cost.

infared, energy, ӰPro Windows and Doors

The most obvious way to keep energy costs down is by maintaining the interior temperature of your house. This can be done in a number of ways. You need exterior walls that don’t let warm air escape in the winter or cool air escape in the summer. Windows go a long way in helping this process too. In today’s fenestration industry, manufacturers design and fabricate the most energy-efficient windows we’ve ever seen. Many modern windows feature warm-edge spacers, gas between multiple panes of glass, and low emissivity (Low-E) coatings on the glass — all of which reduce thermal transfer through a window.

Learn more about ENERGY STAR®-qualified products or about all the ways glass options can enhance the energy efficiency of your windows on our website at:

Finding the right home trends for you

These are just a few of the home trends that are currently big. While you’re contemplating your next home improvement project, be sure to remember all the ways that new windows can help. Whether your goal is uniting interior and exterior spaces, allowing more natural light into your home, increasing energy efficiency, or all of the above, windows could be an important consideration for your home’s new design.

Find a dealer near you.

More Helpful Articles


New Retirement Community Homes Boast Energy-Efficient ӰPro Windows

David Weekley Homes is the largest privately-held home builder in America.


New Construction Home Is Built-To-Last With ӰPro Windows

When you step into Grove Homes’ newest custom home you may have a hard time believing you’re in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and not the scenic French countryside.


ӰPro Windows' Top-Selling Vinyl Sliding Glass Door Complements Open Floorplan

In historic Nazareth, PA, Tuskes Homes has built over 225 new residences in their Eagles Landing community.


ӰPro Windows Unveils A New Aluminum Sliding Glass Door

It would perhaps be a step too far to suggest that Thomas Edison built Fort Myers, Fla. The city surely would have continued to grow even without the help of its most famous early resident.


On Lake Ontario, New Windows Enhance View At Upscale Housing Complex

Nearly 78 million baby boomers nationwide are reshaping the housing market by downsizing from heavily-mortgaged homes


ӰPro's Top-Selling Windows Make A Big Impression On Student Residences in Buffalo

Rising above the Elmwood Village neighborhood of Buffalo, next to the colleges, museums, and cafès that populate the area, a series of student-housing complexes stands ready for its first influx of residents.


New Townhouses With Vinyl Single-Hung Windows From ӰPro Add Flavor To All-American Libertyville

If you were charged with finding the most American city there is, you’d be hard pressed to come up with a better candidate than Libertyville, Ill.


Energy-Efficient Windows Help Reduce Costs And Improve Aesthetics In Office Building

Window replacement can be a significant expense, but it can also provide an opportunity for dramatic energy savings.


ӰPro's Top-Selling Vinyl Windows Appear On Beautiful New Home And Guest House In Florida

Whether it’s railroads, ranches, or recreation, something is always attracting people to Kissimmee, Florida.


Leading Manufacturer of R-5 Windows

ӰPro Windows and Doors, committed to continuous improvement, is a proud participant in the U.S. Department of Energy’s R-5 High Performance Window Volume Purchase program. R-5 windows are the top tier of energy efficient windows with a whole-window U-Value of .22 or below. These windows are among the

Add a comment

Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.