Natural Light: A Hallmark of Contemporary Windows


Discover ways to use contemporary windows to let light in

Natural lighting is an essential element of contemporary design. Large, unobstructed windows let the sunshine in but you won’t have to sacrifice quality or performance. Play with shape for style and light possibilities. Casement windows offer light sources and style.

Expansive glass: An unfiltered view

Is the view from your space what you love the most about your home? If so, expansive glass windows are a beautiful way to focus on the view. Expansive glass windows exemplify contemporary style not only in aesthetics but also for the ability to bathe a room in natural light. Depending on how the sun hits the sides of a home or building, you can make decisions on where to place large windows to either enjoy sunrises or sunsets.

Glass that lets light in but doesn’t affect energy efficiency

If you love natural light, then you may have concerns about energy efficiency. High-performance Low-E insulating glass helps keep energy usage low. It allows spaces to stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. And you won’t have to worry about fading of interior furnishings because of natural light. LoĒ³-366® glass performs even better, providing more protection against heat loss and fading, as well as greater energy savings.

Think outside the square with geometric-shaped windows

Try a hexagon style for hallways or a downstairs powder room. These unique shapes provide contemporary character while also providing natural light into spaces that normally wouldn’t receive any. Because the shape is different, the light it allows into rooms is not a standard stream.

Casement windows: Light source plus style

A casement is a window attached to its frame by one or more hinges. Casement windows are hinged at the side. They are used singly or in pairs within a common frame, in which case they are hinged on the outside. Their simple character exudes contemporary design while also offering plenty of natural light to flood a room.

Learn more about how to incorporate natural light and contemporary design into your home or object by reading our e-book. You can also check out our line of contemporary windows and doors.