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CONTEMPORARY DESIGN:Style and Substance
CONTEMPORARY DESIGN: POSSIBILITIES AWAIT
Contemporary literally means “of the moment,” which means what is defined
as contemporary can change. At its roots, contemporary design embraces
straight lines and natural elements. Sleek, casual and inviting, contemporary
design is simple yet stunning.
We’re sharing six contemporary design ideas that can easily be replicated in
your next build or remodel:
Interior and exterior synergies
Simplicity and minimalism
Form follows function
An element of surprise
Contemporar y spaces are i l luminated in natura l
l ight . Creat ing the r ight ba lance of natura l l ight
i s es sent ia l in any contemporar y home. Here are
a few ways to le t l ight in, and max imize v iews .
For a new bui ld or renovat ion, expans ive g las s
w indows embody the look and fee l of contemporar y
des ign. Our Ep icVue ® c lad -wood windows feature
c lean l ines , s l im prof i l e s , and large expanses of g las s
and are ava i lab le in square corner uni t w indows
for a seamless look. These s imple, vas t w indows
make a s tatement and are a ter r i f i c cho ice for a
contemporar y home.
Energy- ef f i c ient g las s i s a smar t (and easy)
va lue -add to of fer c l i ent s . H igh -per formance
Low- E insu lat ing g las s de l i ver s greater v i s ib le l ight
t ransmit tance and keeps homes coo ler in summer
and warmer in w inter. I t can a l so reduce fad ing
of inter io r furn ish ings and condensat ion. Check
for the ENERGY STAR ® rat ing as we l l .
Another opt ion i s to s t ream l ight in se lec t i ve l y
w i th g las s pane ls in the door s . G las s pane ls
add charac ter to the ex ter io r door s whi le a l so
func t ion ing as a l ight source.
I f the home has a porch or deck area, pat io door s
are a wonder fu l way to br ing the outdoor s in.
Swinging French pat io door s or fo ld ing door s c reate
an impress i ve ent rance and a l low for w ide open
v iews and f loods of natura l l ight . I f space i s t ight ,
s l id ing door s are a lways an opt ion.
SYNERGIES BET WEEN THE EX TERIOR
AND INTER IOR ST YLE ARE A HALLMARK
OF CONTEMPOR ARY DESIGN.
Contemporar y homes t yp ica l l y inc lude lot s
of g las s and bo ld door s .
But ex ter io r door s aren’ t the only ones
that can be bo ld. Inter io r door s now have
a p lethora of opt ions . I f your c l i ent want s
an ex ter io r door to incorporate g las s ,
adv ise choos ing an inter io r door w i th
s imi la r pane ls .
YOU C AN ALSO MARRY THE COLORS
OF THE DOORS . A charcoa l or nav y b lue
f ront door i s a sophis t i cated cho ice.
Car r y that ins ide w i th e i ther the same
shade or a matching tone.
ANOTHER S IMPLE WAY TO BLEND
INTER IOR AND EX TERIOR IS WITH
ACCENTS . Contemporar y accent s are
mos t of ten found in s i l ver or n icke l
f in i shes . Front door s , inter io r door s
and windows can a l l incorporate the
same f in i sh.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SYNERGIES
S impl i c i t y and min imal i sm guide contemporar y des ign.
Steer c l i ent s toward unadorned g las s and away f rom
gr i l l e s so they have an unobs t ruc ted v iew. Us ing a low-
prof i l e, square g laz ing s top a l lows g las s to ex tend a l l
the way to the edge of the f rame, embody ing th is t rend.
Casement w indows prov ide the c lean l ines s ynonymous
w i th contemporar y in des ign, while also functioning
to provide maximum venti lat ion. For builders, the shape
of the windows is an oppor tunit y to have fun with the
design. Inser t geometr ic windows in squares or oc tagons
to add dist inc t ion and var iety to the home.
Use inter io r door s to h ighl ight your c l i ent ’s tas te.
Inter io r door s no longer need to be bas ic f lush or s i x-
pane l . The MODA® and Stud io™ Co l lec t ions both of fer
beaut i fu l contemporar y - s t y le inter io r door s and are
ava i lab le in a var ie t y of des igns and f in i shes .
SIMPLICITY AND MINIMALISM
Tone - on-tone co lor pa let tes add sophis t i cat ion to any home.
Contemporar y des ign prefer s to s tay muted in co lor, focus ing
on depth and tex ture w i th tone - on-tone pa let tes .
Tr y us ing three d i f fe rent s ta ins w i th in the same co lor fami l y
on a s imple wood door. The use of mul t ip le, s imi la r shades
c reates a beaut i fu l tone.
Neutra l pa let tes aren’ t p la in; not w i th a contemporar y des ign
per spec t i ve. An example of th i s would be i f the ex ter io r of a
home i s a shade of gray, a charcoa l f ront door i s a subt le way
to capture tone - on-tone s t y l ing. Car r y i t fur ther by adding the
charcoa l shade to the c ladding.
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTIONEvery thing has a purpose in contemporary
des ign. I f i t ’s not func t iona l to the user,
then i t ’s gone. Contemporar y des ign
removes c lut ter and over l y e laborate
drap ing. I t ’s s imply c lean.
Adding func t ion i s about f ind ing
oppor tuni t ie s to max imize space and
have the home des ign be purposefu l .
Barn door s are an ef for t les s way to add
func t ion. They can be used to par t i t ion
a room such as an of f i ce or pantr y, o r in
p lace of a sw ing ing door to save space.
For a contemporar y barn door, choose
a s t y le w i th c lean l ines and panels
for emphasis . Uti l ize our DesignGlide™
hardware kit to transform any standard-
sized door into a barn door. I t ’s avai lable
in sat in nickel or matte black f inish; use
sat in nickel for a more indus t r ia l look.
B IFOLD DOORS
Bi fo ld door s a l so func t ion to save space
and work wel l fo r smal l laundr y rooms
or s torage spaces . However, that doesn’ t
mean they have to be t rad i t iona l .
To accentuate the contemporar y des ign
e lement , of fer b i fo ld door s that are
smooth and have the same pane l des igns
as the home’s inter io r door s .
AN ELEMENT OF SURPRISEContemporary design includes an
unexpected surprise or play ful touch.
The front door is an ideal spot to
incorporate this element of design.
Suggest adding a pop of color. Green
is a br ight yet neutral option and
balances well with grays, blacks,
whites and browns.
I f your cl ient prefers something
more muted, a l ight- colored stain
is a fresh alternative. Metal l ic accents
and f loating panels can also add
v isual interest. (Look at our IWP ®
Aurora® f iberglass doors i f you need
inspirat ion.) Mix and match options
unti l you f ind what works for both
the design of the home and your
cl ient ’s v is ion.
CONTEMPORARY DESIGN ELEMENTS
Contemporary design is about defining what is fresh in the
moment, but that doesn’t mean it wil l be old news tomorrow.
The col lec t ion of ideas presented are contemporary, yet
t imeless. This s t y le may have once conjured thoughts of being
cold and l i fe less; however, today it seeks to be unpretentious
and invit ing.
An impor tant par t of this trend is form and function.
Contemporary design incorporates natural l ight and purposeful,
tex tured accents. Minimalism, s implicit y, and a sense of play al l
make up this beautiful s t y le.
These are just a few of our contemporary design ideas.
Visit jeld-wen.com to see our broad por tfolio of
Contemporary window and door designs .
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