Look for 2023 to be the Year of the Window.
Despite an uncertain housing market, mortgage rates are decreasing and prospective buyers across the country are setting their sights on purchasing a new home. Whether they invest in a new build or choose to repair or remodel an existing home to meet their needs, the right windows will play a prominent role in their quest to create the perfect dwelling.
What, specifically, are homeowners looking for in 2023 when it comes to windows? Read on for the top three trends we’ve seen so far.
Beauty and variety will reign supreme.
Windows have been around for as long as humans have been creating structures in which to live, work, eat, and gather. However, what were once just holes in the wall to let in light and allow air to circulate have become an integral part of the building process and a key design element that can make or break the right home.
In 2023, windows will move beyond necessity to incorporate a purely aesthetic vibe. Look for whimsical specialty shape windows, unexpected arches, and even a comeback for the skylight window. Home buyers in the new year will also be looking for plenty of variety when it comes to window styles, sizes, and materials.
Finally, double-hung windows and casement windows are also trending for 2023; both provide superior ventilation, are easy to operate, and let in plenty of natural light.
Safety and security are a must.
Seasonal storms have been ramping up in intensity across the country, prompting many would-be home buyers and builders to lean toward installing weather- and impact-resistant windows to lower the risk of potential damage and provide an added layer of security.
Look for a trend toward double- and triple-pane windows, which utilize high-quality glass and are harder to break. They are also a superior option for energy efficiency and can significantly reduce energy usage during the summer and winter months (in turn helping to lower heating and cooling costs).
Wellness will be front and center.
The early days of the pandemic made remote work a necessity for many Americans. Today, a large majority of the population continues to work from home—which means our residential dwellings need to adapt.
Today’s houses are part living space, part office space, and part personal sanctuary. When it comes to choosing the right windows in 2023 and beyond, there will be a trend toward window styles that let in more natural light, improve the indoor air quality, and offer a beautiful, calming place to call home.
Find the perfect windows for every home—and every homeowner.
Whether you are buying or building a new home in 2023, or you have decided this is the year you finally replace your outdated or inefficient windows, make sure your first call is to XO Windows.
XO Windows offers free estimates and consultations, during which we can help you choose the right type of window for any type of project. Our installation team is the best in the area, and they work seamlessly alongside contractors and tradespeople to get the job done on schedule and right the first time.