Tennessee is rich in history and beauty. You don't have to travel far in this state to stumble across a well-worn trail or a beautiful body of water that quenches the soul and brings peace. Many people are searching to find a place on the water that offers the perfect retreat. Whether your lake home is a full-time residence or a weekend getaway, there are essential elements that will make your lake home a place where cherished memories are made and hearts are renewed.
The view is an essential attribute to any lake home. Panoramas of nature are what most homeowners desire when searching for the perfect spot to either build or renovate their little piece of land on the water. Tennessee welcomes nearly year-round lake weather and the stunning landscapes that morph with the changing seasons. That is part of the reason folks desire to live where water meets the sky, earth's musky scent rises their senses, leaves turn all gold and orange, and the lush green grass cools beneath their feet.
Windows placed in the perfect locations provide the framework surrounding those views. It is essential to have windows that fit the design of the home without limiting the scenery. Whether they are fixed windows, casement or double-hung windows, the right Pella products will give your home the edge it needs to take full advantage of your view. Expansive glass and clean lines create open portals to welcome nature's beauty into your home. A wall of windows or doors facing the lake's best vista can be one of the most important decisions you will make when designing your home.
Screens for your windows are the ideal way to allow a refreshing breeze into your living space. The cool night air can whisper through an open bedroom window bringing with it, nature's poignant sounds to lull you to sleep. The option of Pella's Rolscreens® allows for chosen times of open windows and fresh air without obstructing the view when not in use.
Easy access to the outdoors is another essential element to consider with a lake home. Most often time is spent outdoors, with the occasional trip inside to replenish drinks or to construct a charcuterie board for snacking. Sliding doors make that an easy task. Pella's multi-slide glass patio doors maximize your view as well as offering easy-gliding operation for convenient access to your outdoor living space. If your indoor space is limited, sliding glass doors are an ideal choice because they do not swing and therefore take up less floor space.
If you have a multi-level home or considerable square footage, you may want to consider a Pella bi-fold door as well as a multi-panel sliding glass door. Bi-fold doors are the prime way to truly open up your home to the outdoors. It allows for easy movement in and out, especially if you have a large group of friends and family in for a memorable weekend.
Ample light and energy efficiency are also important elements to consider. Most often, mature trees are clustered around a lake, just like the weekend lake-goer. Those trees provide cooling shade on a hot summer day, but they can sometimes diminish the light coming into a home. Plenty of windows and doors will maximize the amount of light in your space, and the low-E, energy-efficient glass will minimize the effects of UV rays.
Your lake home will be a treasured extension of your family for years to come. Consider ways that you can achieve your best of lake life, by exploring all of Pella's options for windows and doors.