The Modern Bucolic

A backcountry house gets the modern treatment with bold vistas and exceptional energy efficiency. Architect Greg Wiedemann, who completed the project with his firm Wiedemann Architects, describes the house as “a modern interpretation of the traditional white clapboard farmhouse and red barn that populate the neighboring countryside.” In his take on the old standard, he…

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Windows That Expose Your Bathroom To Light Without Exposing You

Windows offer up a practical and, depending on the size of the project, budget-friendly way to add attractiveness and extra light to your bathroom. See several window ideas that’ll expose your bathroom to light without exposing you. Are you ready to install new windows in your bathroom? Contact a pro today and get up to…

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Matthew Heimer, senior editor of SmartMoney magazine, explains that energy proofing a house can actually cut annual utility bills in half. Matthew covers breaking down home energy costs, how to monitor heating and cooling costs, how to reduce heating and cooling costs, how to reduce energy costs when using larger appliances, how landscaping can actually…

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Vinyl vs. Aluminum vs. Fiberglass: Not All Materials are Created Equal

Our second installment of window tips in partnership with the experts at FineHomebuilding tackles the list of popular window materials, and the pros and cons of using them in your next project. Planning a new build, remodel or a window replacement project can be overwhelming, especially when there are many variations of window and door…

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Why It’s Time To Go Monochrome

When redesigning a room, the first question is, which color? Design a room with a monochromatic color palette to bring elegance and simplicity to your interiors. Why go monochrome? Monochrome creates harmony because it’s all really one base color. Using a monochromatic color palette unifies the room from the start. Also, sticking to one color…

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How to Avoid Choosing the Wrong Front Door

Replacing your front entry door should provide good looks and value. An energy-efficient exterior door may trim 10% off your energy bills. How do you know which door is right for you? Compare the three main materials available for exterior doors:; steel, fiberglass, and wood. Steel Entry Door A steel door is great for saving…

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2017 Latest Design Trends

The new and diverse group of Marvin Architects Challenge-winning projects offer a personal take on the home and design trends the industry is buzzing about. The winners of the competition brought a fresh perspective on some of the most popular design trends in the industry today. See the 8 hot trends below… White is the…

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How to Feng Shui Your Home in 7 Steps

Feng shui is all about harnessing the positive flow of energy in our environment to live happier days in and out of your home. Follow these 7 steps to feng shui your home. Declutter your home Eliminate excess stuff to create balance in your space. Clutter overwhelms the energy of any room. Remove objects that…

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Architizer A+ Awards Recognize Door, Window, Glass Companies

Several door and window companies are recipients of the 2017 Architizer A+ Awards that acknowledge and promote the year’s best architecture projects and products. Winners of the Building Products – Windows & Doors category: Marvin Windows and Doors’ Ultimate Multi-Slide Door PlybooDoo Panels by Krownlab Pirnar’s Ultimum Pure with a One Touch handle Slope sliding…

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BUILDER Top Brands in 2017

For the second year in a row BUILDER Magazine recognized Marvin Windows and Doors and Integrity Windows as top brands in the 2017 BUILDER Brand Use Study, an annual in-depth survey conducted by BUILDER. This case study highlights the brands professional builders use most across 70 product categories and how these brands rank in terms…

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