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Completing Your Home's First Floor with Pella Windows and Doors

posted by Jennifer Erisman on November 22, 2022 in Cleveland

Living room with black windows and sliding patio doors

Windows and doors are an essential part of your home; they offer style and functionality. Today, we’ll look at some great window options for your first-floor rooms.

Patio Door Options

At Pella, we don’t just have amazing windows; our doors are pretty impressive too. We offer various patio door options to add functionality to your home. Sliding patio doors and hinged patio doors are popular options for many homeowners. Sliding patio doors are simple to use and don’t take up a lot of space when opened or closed. In addition, the large amount of glass space brings in lots of natural light to your home.

These Middleburg Heights, OH, homeowners were remodeling their home and were looking to replace their drafty sliding patio door that had broken hardware with a new contemporary door. During this renovation period, the homeowners had gone for a modern, minimalistic look, including opening up the space between the kitchen and dining room. To continue this trend, they decided to skip the grilles on their new sliding patio door to provide an unobstructed view of their backyard. The new patio door added the finishing touch to the kitchen remodel.

Hinged patio doors can add elegance to your home. You can choose to go with a single or double hinged door. A double door will give you more space and provide a grand entrance. These door types come in different materials, including wood, fiberglass, and vinyl, each with its own benefits. For example, wood doors are very customizable and versatile in their style, vinyl doors offer affordability, and fiberglass doors are amazing for durability.

White bow window on front of brick home

Bow Windows

Bow windows extend beyond the walls of your home to add extra room to your interior and create a stunning view. They are comprised of four or more window combinations to maximize natural light and airflow. Bow windows are typically created using a series of casement windows lined along a curved structure. The windows are commonly fixed but can be constructed with operable windows for ventilation.

Bow windows are similar to bay windows, except that bow windows are formed in a curved, semi-circular structure while bay windows are angular. The difference in shape and appearance gives bow windows a more classic, elegant, and traditional look. Bow windows are great for large walls and can make your room look even bigger. In addition, the extra interior space created by the bow window gives you the opportunity to create a decorative shelf or have an additional seating area with cushions and pillows.

This Akron homeowner was looking to upgrade their old, outdated double-hung and bow windows. We installed a beautiful new wood bow window to the front of the home to create amazing curb appeal for the home. We also installed new vinyl double-hung windows.

White double-hung windows in living room

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows continue to be a popular choice for homeowners. These windows offer a classic look with added benefits of ease of use, functionality, and ventilation. You can open double-hung windows from the top or bottom sash to allow for more ventilation. This window type is also great for curb appeal, especially for traditional homes. For example, if your family room is in the front of your home, adding double-hung windows can improve functionality inside and add style to the exterior. Another great space for double-hung windows is in the kitchen behind the sink for the added ventilation and natural light shining through.

Double-hung windows are also versatile in terms of style. For example, you can add accessories like grilles to create a charming look or add one of our innovative screens to increase convenience. Overall, double-hung windows add many benefits perfect for the various rooms on your first floor.

For example, this Cleveland home underwent a major remodel! We added in new double-hung windows to bring in natural lighting, ventilation, and better curb appeal.

Entry Door

Your front door says a lot about you and your home. Entryways can make a great first impression when it comes to curb appeal, especially if it’s a beautiful Pella door. We have stunning wood door options as well as durable fiberglass doors. There is so much to customize too, including the amount and type of glass and how you want your door to look and feel. For example, you can have a wood-looking door with strong fiberglass material.

Your home’s first floor consists of several main and important rooms, and you can add the finishing touches with our windows and doors. Schedule a free in-home consultation to get started on your window and doors today.