Modern Window and Door Guide

BY Jon Coty|May 18, 2021

Jon Coty

Throughout his successful career, Jon has worn many hats but has been consistent with his results. With DWELL44, Jon and the team are continuing to help homeowners and designers alike turn ideas into reality.

You might not have thought of it, but modern windows and doors are all the rage! There are several different styles and benefits to updating your windows and doors or choosing a sustainable option for them.

Today we’ll be focusing on two of our favorite window companies and taking you through some of the different styles that you should consider for your home.

What Defines Modern Windows and Doors?

When it comes to defining modern windows and doors, the characteristics are pretty simple. What makes them unique and modern is the architecture around them. Putting a modern window into an older, more eclectic home wouldn’t make the home modern. It would just be a window that was finished in such a way to give the impression of it being modern.

Some of the most modern-looking windows are more modern because of the places that they are installed and the impression that they give off when you see them. When it comes to doors, there is a slightly bigger difference as doors do come in a variety of colors and styles that impact the appearance of a home.

Modern doors are often black or more highly contrasted and feature hardware fashioned in more stunning and vibrant ways. We’ll give more examples below.

Benefits of Modern Windows and Doors

Modern windows and doors aren’t necessarily more beneficial than other windows and doors. But, one benefit of replacing your windows and doors is the added energy efficiency. Doors and windows are the #1 place that your home is likely lacking in energy efficiency. In order to ensure that your home is well insulated and that you’re not losing money throughout cooler and warmer months of the year, you’ll want to replace your windows with high-quality windows.

There’s nothing worse than feeling a cool draft right through your window on a cold winter day.

At DWELL44, we carry and partner with two different window providers. Lincoln Windows and H Windows – here’s a little more info on these companies and the benefits of each.

Lincoln Windows

Lincoln Windows understands that your windows and doors can make or break a space. They either make a home feel elegant and beautiful, or they hold your home back from its full potential. 

From their website, “Lincoln Wood Products, Inc. has been manufacturing high-quality wood windows and patio doors for new construction, remodeling, and light commercial projects for well over half a century. Based in Merrill, Wisconsin, the privately-owned company engineers windows and patio doors for visual appeal as well as outstanding performance and backs it up with exceptional customer service before and after the sale. Lincoln windows and patio doors are marketed through a network of over 400 independent distributors throughout the U.S and Canada.”

When it comes to great windows and doors, Lincoln Windows doesn’t mess around.

H Window

H Window is another great window company located here in the midwest. They don’t mess around when it comes to modern and contemporary windows. There isn’t much that you can’t love about the windows produced by this company. 

H Window’s unique take on some of the finest European-designed custom windows is what sets them apart from the other window makers on the market. From their website, “H Windows are Built in America for architects, builders, and homeowners who demand the very best in quality, environmental, and energy-efficient design. We offer Innovative composite Aluminum / Wood construction (not a clad window) with a unique fully reversible operating system. More colors, fine woods, and glass choices than any other manufacturer.”

Modern Windows and Doors

To round out this post, we thought the best thing to do would be to include some great photos of modern windows and doors.

Black Windows Against a Stained Wood Siding 

Black Frame Windows

This is a trend that’s increasingly becoming more common and popular among homeowners. Black frame windows are becoming a focal point in modern homes. Just look at the character and beauty that it adds to this modern cabin.

modern windows and doors

Wood Windows Natural Wood vs. Aluminum Clad

Many times homeowners select to keep a natural wood frame for aesthetics vs. aluminum cladding. Wood used for the exterior of the window was more common in older homes, but it is coming back into style. While this requires more maintenance, it creates a modern design. The home below shows off wood-finished windows in its design.

Floor to Ceiling Windows

As windows have become more and more efficient, homeowners are feeling the need to have them placed throughout their home and in many cases, there’s a desire to make the windows larger as well. The example below shows how beautiful a home can look with floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s lots of natural light and great views of the yard all around.

More Black Grid and Different Sizes

Different size windows are extremely common in modern home buildings. While a home being somewhat symmetrical is important, there’s a lot of homeowners looking to break the mold a bit and offer a few different sizes of windows in different places. Ultimately the purpose of windows is to help make the outside not feel so outside and also to bring in lots of natural light.

If you’re interested in learning more about the windows that we offer at DWELL44, reach out to us to schedule a visit to our showroom! We’d be happy to walk you through the decision and ordering process.

Jon Coty

Throughout his successful career, Jon has worn many hats but has been consistent with his results. With DWELL44, Jon and the team are continuing to help homeowners and designers alike turn ideas into reality.

Plan your visit to our conveniently located showroom.

Address: 4317 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416