How To Match Your Windows and Doors to Your Home’s Exterior

Mar 28, 2024

If you’re looking for new windows and doors for your home, there are many customization options and design elements to consider. However, as you start exploring, it’s important to choose features that complement your home’s appearance. Depending on the architectural style, color, and other aspects of your property, some windows and doors will work better than others. Here’s what you need to know about how to match your windows and doors to your home’s exterior for a cohesive appearance and elevated curb appeal.

Window Design Elements

There are several design options to choose from when personalizing your new windows. These typically include:

  • Window style
  • Frame color
  • Grid design
  • Window hardware
  • Glass design

All these elements will affect your home’s exterior appearance. For the window style, consider the windows you currently have, what types of window styles your neighbors have (if they have similar architectural styles to your own home), and what kinds of window styles you see online on houses like yours. This will give you an idea of which might work for your home. Similarly, you can take note of various window grid designs as you do your research.

For frame colors, consider a neutral color that complements the color of your home’s siding. You can look at the color of the trim work and match it to your home. Traditional home designs often have white trim, which is also a standard color for window frames. Depending on the rest of your home’s design, however, white window frames may create too sharp of contrast, and a darker complementary color may better suit your home.

Other elements, such as window hardware, glass texture, and interior frame color, will likely have less impact on the aesthetic of your home’s exterior.

Matching Your Entryway to Your Home

There’s much more room for customization for your front entry doors. Unlike windows, you only have one front entryway to consider, so there’s more opportunity to get creative in designing a unique, welcoming, and one-of-a-kind entrance. Like your windows, it may help to explore your neighborhood or look at similar home designs online to find inspiration for your home’s entryway. Neutral colors, colors that are complementary to your home’s siding, and woodgrain finishes are all popular choices that tend to work well. You’ll also want to consider decorative glass designs, door hardware, and the profile of your front doors to put the finishing touches on your home. Whether you opt for a bold and eye-catching entryway or a subdued and elegant set of front doors, you’ll have plenty of options to match your home and your personal preferences.

Explore Your Design Options With the Professionals

You can rely on your local window and door company to help you find the design elements that will match your home’s windows and doors. At Pure Home Restoration, we proudly offer and install replacement windows and exterior doors for homeowners throughout the Twin Cities suburbs of Minnesota. You can trust our local, family-owned company to help you design the custom windows and doors that are just right for your home. Contact us today to learn more.

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