Matching the windows is one of the most common considerations made when planning a patio door replacement. But should they even match at all? In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver examines the visual relationship between these two exterior components.
Matching Windows and Patio Doors
Symmetry is naturally pleasing to the human eye. This is why traditional homes are built with equal sides; one is the mirror image of the other. Design elements are also replicated to create symmetry: trim and window frames often feature matching colors and styles. It is common for exterior designers to match patio doors with existing windows, or vice versa.
Should Your Windows and Patio Doors Match?
While matching patio doors with existing windows work for many home styles, some consider this as too “safe” or commonplace. Those who are seeking more exciting—even adventurous—designs need to see the bigger picture. Instead of choosing replacement windows and patio doors that work with each other, one should consider how these two will work with the home style. This can open up opportunities to expand the design, using other elements like trim to tie all these elements together.
If you have decided to not match your patio doors with your windows, always keep in mind how it will work with the overall design. Choosing a different design for the sake of creating a mismatch isn’t probably going to work well.
Custom Replacement Window and Patio Doors
Achieving a unified yet mismatched look can be difficult when you’re working with off-the-rack options. You can’t rely on luck to find the exact type of patio door that you want on display in a showroom somewhere. Custom replacement windows and patio doors will give you the flexibility to design, rather than choose, the patio door that you want, exactly as you envisioned it.
Of course, there are other resources available if design isn’t one of your strengths. In addition to online research, there are consultants that can help you. Renewal by Andersen has trained consultants who can help you find the right type of patio door—matched or otherwise—that will work within the context of your home’s design.
Renewal by Andersen of Denver is one of the leading replacement window companies serving customers in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO. Give us a call at (303) 823-4312 or (719) 419-5496. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.