If you thought wooden windows were only suitable for use in traditional homes, think again. They’re versatile, stylish and fully appropriate for use in a range of contemporary homes too and can make a real improvement to the look of a home.
In the second post in a short series exploring the benefits of wood, we’re looking at how the look and feel of homes can be transformed when they switch to wooden windows and doors.
The owners of this house recently took the plunge and had their windows and doors changed. This is what one side of their split-level home looked like before the makeover:
The windows had standard white frames and didn’t stand out all that much against the brickwork and dark wood cladding.
The owners wanted to update the windows and doors with energy efficient timber, which would produce a high quality look, be low maintenance and last well.
Bereco Limited, a member of the Wood Window Alliance, supplied the windows and doors, including gorgeous French doors and bi-folding doors. The outside of the house was painted and the dark wooden cladding was updated for a warmer shade of wood. With the addition of bespoke wood windows, the end result was an amazing transformation.
This decking area is now super functional and a lovely space to sit or dine outside. The bi-fold doors can be opened up completely and offer an extension of the inside with the out.
One of the benefits of wooden windows and doors is that they can be any colour you wish, as they can easily be painted. Plus, you can even have dual colour windows, with one colour on the outside and another on the inside. Versatile, eh?
The owners of this home chose a stylish pale grey, which looks sleek and modern. Partnered with natural wood, it helps bring out the colour and beauty of this natural material.
Inside the home, the effect looks just as good as outside. This kitchen window has been smartened up a treat. The wood of the window works well alongside the style and design of the kitchen:
And the windows now located in a bedroom add to is fresh and contemporary look:
Having all of their windows and doors changed made a huge difference to the look of their home. Who wouldn’t want to swap a standard back door for a solid wood stable-style door?
If being eco is high on your priorities, switching to wooden windows and doors is more environmentally friendly than uPVC. A good solid wooden door and expertly fitted wooden windows will help reduce unwanted draughts and could add warmth to your home, and in turn, help to cut down on heating bills.
We hope you’ll agree that wood can look stunning used in modern and contemporary homes.With the versatility and beauty of wood, it’s a fabulous natural material to have and should provide your home with a long-lasting and reliable service.
WWA is the benchmark for the industry, providing the reassurance of high quality, performance and sustainability standards. It’s easy to find an accredited supplier or installer of quality wooden windows by visiting www.woodwindowalliance.com
* This post is in collaboration with the Wood Window Alliance