As spring and summer approach, now is a great time to start those property improvement projects and updates your buildings may need, including updating windows and doors. These updates can be a great investment. They help freshen up both the interior and exterior of the property. They also allow better light and views, improve ventilation and energy efficiency, and even block out noise. Over the past couple of years, consumer needs and preferences have been shifting. This has caused a change in design and layout trends in multifamily properties and commercial buildings. As you keep up with these trends, your properties become even more desirable for renters. This helps to ensure your units are occupied and allowing you to maximize your profit. Here are six of the top 2022 trends in windows and doors.
For a while, black has been a popular choice for accents within interiors and exteriors. That trend isn’t going away.
However, color palettes are now also shifting to browns, dark grays, blues, and even bronze hues. Updating colors in multifamily or apartment units can make the space more attractive, seem bigger, and feel more modern. These colors can also add drama and give depth to interior window finishes, coming through in window frames, sashes, and even blinds, showing off the mood of the room.
Privacy glass obscures the view from both the inside and outside, and with various options for tints, colors, patterns and textures, it’s easy to find the shade or visual interest you’re looking for.
Translucent glass can help diffuse light and blur the view, while decorative glass (like stained or leaded glass) helps add character and personality to the space. Using privacy glass can create privacy in certain areas of the home while also keeping the windows visually appealing.
Privacy glass is a great option for tenants as they can benefit from the visual appeal as well as feel as though the space is their own.
Creating exaggerated entry doors is becoming more popular, adding more glass to improve light and visibility. Additional height and width create inviting entrance areas for tenants and give the property more character. Geometric shapes, like arches, can be added for more visual interest as well.
Plus, with a variety of custom colors, finishes, and textures available, property owners can personalize their entry doors to their liking.
These days, it’s all about the natural light, and you don’t need huge two-story rooms or sweeping views to enjoy it. Focusing on light can help optimize properties for daylight, and even provide health benefits throughout the year.
Larger windows, when installed with sustainable design, can help bring nature indoors. This can help renters feel more connected with the space. Similarly, sliding glass walls and folding doors are also becoming more popular. They create a seamless experience from indoors to outdoors and optimizing the space for views, sunlight, and fresh air.
Bringing nature indoors through large doors and windows supports the overall focus on calm, natural, and beauty. Having this vibe in living spaces is perhaps more important now than ever, especially for renters looking for a place to settle.
Wood is making a comeback when it comes to interior design. Natural, warm-toned wood finishes tie to the neutral color trend that is increasing in popularity. Adding wood finishes or choosing wood windows and wood doors can help keep your property timeless.
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Making homes and rental properties more energy efficient has been a trend for a while. But as we spend more time in our homes especially over the past couple of years, people are becoming more aware of the impact they have on energy bills.
To combat this, the focus is shifting to more sustainable, eco-friendly choices to control the energy efficiency of homes and properties. This trend includes making windows more efficient, which reduces heat loss and can save money.
Additionally, people are choosing ethical, green, energy-efficient, local, and recycled material products for their window and door projects.
Why Should Property Owners Make Updates to Their Units?
With so much competition on the market, it’s important to make your units stand out. This applies whether you are building new or updating old.
Some of the trends listed above require more time and investment. Others are easier to implement quickly and on a budget. But the more modern, inviting, and updated your units feel, the more likely it is that you’ll have renters interested in living there. Not only do more renters mean more income, but this can also help boost your property value. This ensures you’re able to keep your rent competitive long-term.
Aeroseal has more than 20 years of experience helping commercial property owners keep their windows and doors modern, efficient, and up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies. Contact us today to learn more about trends in windows and doors or to schedule an appointment at 877-349-3828 or request a free quote online.