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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Inside Look: How the 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge Winners Put Their Stamp on the Latest Design Trends

A 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. We recently announced the winners of this year’s Marvin Architects Challenge design competition, a group of projects that differ greatly in terms of design style and aesthetics, but that have one…

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Historic School Gets New Lease on Life

A former Catholic elementary school is reborn as luxury condos in a Philadelphia suburb. Built in 1925, The St. Margaret School in Narberth, PA had outgrown its original purpose and was in need of a refresh that could give new life to the historical building. After seeing potential in this beautifully crafted gothic building, Moser Construction…

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Show Me How to Hygge

The Danish trend that’s sweeping the nation might not have an English translation, but it has a unique approach when it comes to home design.  Hygge (prounounced hue-guh) is a Danish word, or perhaps more accurately, a feeling you get when you’re experiencing a moment that’s out of the ordinary, cozy, charming or just plain special.…

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A Risky Remodel Yields Big Returns

“In some ways,” said Scott Payne, principal of Farmer + Payne Architects, “this home was never meant to be remodeled.” Payne was referring to the monolithic Kawneer commercial storefront system used to frame many of the home’s original windows. Although state-of-the art at the time of the home’s completion in the 1960s, the heavy aluminum…

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