How You Can Optimally Use Windows For Your Living Style

Windows not only provide light but also give the living space that certain something.

Whether Viennese old-style apartments with high rooms, large windows and parquet floors, puristic clarity, or the vintage style of London lofts with brick walls and floorboards, we design and furnish our apartment tells a lot about us. The apartment offers retreat and security, it shows the social status and individual style, and it is a meeting point for friends and family. Our apartment shows who we are.

If we think of the style of an apartment, we think of furnishings and wall colors. But windows – they play a bigger role than we think at first.

Windows shape the appearance of the facade

Windows are one of the most important building elements and an integral part of the architecture. They influence the appearance of the interior and are the most important design element of a facade. Windows can structure facades, smooth them, or make them plastic. If you opt for large-scale glazing, this largely determines the character of the house.

With color and material for maximum living comfort

The color and material selection of furniture and floors is decisive for the harmonious overall picture of an apartment. The transitions should be fluid, and the material of the windows must fit into the overall picture. The design and size of the windows are important decision-making features. They should be large enough to allow plenty of light into the room but should be optimally integrated into the house’s architecture. As different living styles are – there is a suitable window for everyone, which optimally underlines architecture and furnishings.

Minimalism and open living space

Clear lines, bright colors, and minimalist furnishings – that embodies the trend of minimalism. Glass, metal, and modern plastics shape the appearance of the living space. Plastic-open and large-area glazing can be used optimally here. Large window fronts that extend the living space to the outside and glass lift-and-slide doors that extend outside are an important design feature here. Large window fronts were formerly considered a potential heat and cold inlet, but modern windows offer reliable protection against wind and weather influences.

Scandinavian coziness

European furniture, natural materials such as wood and colored accents – windows can also play a decisive role here and serve as eye-catchers. If you choose living styles such as the Scandinavian living style, the country-style, or the colonial style, the windows are smaller and are an important element to convey homeliness. Whether wood/aluminum windows or plastic windows – a variety of materials, colors, and designs can be optimally used, laminated windows such as wooden/aluminum windows are also suitable in many cases. The wood creates coziness and comfort in the interior and guarantees optimal weather resistance thanks to the aluminum on the outside.

The 1 × 1 When Buying A Door – You Should Know These Technical Terms

A front door offers protection, privacy, and is also the business card of the house. But a door is not just a door: in addition to a large selection of different materials and design styles, attention must also be paid to the nature, processing, and functionality of a front door. With this 1 × 1, you are perfectly equipped for your next-door purchase.

Surface and variety of designs

Wood-aluminum or aluminum, side panels or pilaster strips: You can choose from a variety of different designs for the front doors:

1. Choosing the right material 

For the wood-aluminum doors, you can choose a surface made from the different types of wood from spruce and ash to larch to walnut or oak. Wood designs, in particular, ensure warmth and comfort in your entrance area. Modern design and timeless elegance can be found in the aluminum front doors. You have a variety of design and color options available. It is always important when choosing the design that it is based on the character of your home. For a consistent and uniform style, your front door can also be perfectly combined with your window systems, thanks to a large selection of materials and colors. In addition to the classic material, there are also new trends such as front doors with a concrete, rust, stone, or steel look.

2. Light cutout and side part

With the choice of a light cutout or side panel, the front door gets a personal touch. A light cutout also called a glass cutout or glass insert, is a set opening within the door, which is closed by a glass pane. The side panel is a fixed side frame that complements the front door and is filled with glass, aluminum, or wood-aluminum. These details bring additional light accents to the interior and, at the same time, make the door area appear more spacious. In addition, you can often choose from different special and designer glasses.

3. Pilaster strips and groove

In addition to light cutouts, the door can also be refined with vertical or horizontal narrow decorations, so-called pilaster strips, and groove milling – definitely an eye-catcher in the entrance area.

4. Door hinge

Another door element is the hinge, also known as a hinge or hinge. A concealed hinge system enables the door to be integrated into the living room without any annoying fittings, making the hinge invisible from the outside.

5. Door leaf

The last distinguishing feature in the door design is the door leaf. Here you can choose between a full-surface and profile. A full-surface door leaf is understood to mean that the door can be mounted flush with the wall surface. On the other hand, the profiled door leaf is more or less contoured – just provided with a profile. In addition, you can extend the door leaf with LED lighting in the handle or in the floor area (threshold) and thus highlight the entrance area with light accents.

Processing the door 

The door can be visually appealing – but if noise, unpleasant smells, or cold drafts come in, it will be have little pleasure in the long run. When buying a new front door, you should pay attention to the processing or insulation of the door and, in particular, to thermal insulation and sound insulation. Wood-aluminum doors consist of a composite of wood, thermal foam, and aluminum and the aluminum doors consist of a multi-layer panel structure, which ensures excellent insulation. Wood-aluminum doors are also suitable for low energy and passive houses due to the material combination. Which door best suits your home depends on several factors and is best discussed directly with your advisor.