Rooms with a View

Oversized windows and doors make a wilderness home come to life. With its simple lines and monochromatic colors, Knoll House is a study in architectural understatement. That’s because every element was chosen specifically for its ability to marry the home’s sylvan surroundings with the design itself. Even before the owners had the home built for…

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Trend Videos: Seen and Heard at Dwell on Design LA

The Marvin Windows and Doors team draws inspiration from innovative manufacturers and trends on display at Dwell on Design, the largest modern design fair on the West Coast. The window and door industry doesn’t exist in a vacuum – it’s a dynamic business that bends, shifts and innovates along with the pulse of worldwide design.…

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A Room With a View: 10 Light-Filled Kitchens to Covet

Extending the view in one of the home’s most popular rooms. Whether your style is traditional, modern, or somewhere in between, a kitchen tends to be the heart of the home. Often a central spot where family and friends gather to socialize and celebrate, your kitchen deserves a view as spectacular as the festivities it hosts. We’ve rounded up…

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From Big Camp to Little Camp, the Spirit of Nostalgia Brings a Summer Home to Life

After renting a charming summer home for years, homeowners sought to recreate the rustic lodge-style feeling in a new dwelling that won “Best Traditional New Construction” in the 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. The first time these homeowners laid eyes on the gray-shingled, slightly ramshackle “Big Camp” located in coastal New England, they were in love. They rented…

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Bracing for Impact: Understanding Coastal Window and Door Requirements

Coastal storms certainly exceed a typical windy rain shower, and it’s no surprise that these extreme weather conditions call for a different caliber of window and door solutions. Homes on the coast or in hurricane impact zones demand stronger protection against the elements, so it’s important to understand impact-resistance, impact ratings and other measures for creating a shield against extreme…

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6 Tips for Choosing Energy Efficient Windows

Marvin and the experts at Fine Homebuilding magazine team up to share a few smart window selection tips that can deliver long-term value. Tip 1: Understand the Consequences of Low Quality Windows Low-cost windows can be pricier than they first appear. Like any weak link in the building envelope, poor-performing windows require a larger HVAC system and…

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