Trend Alert: Black Framed Windows

Do you follow along with any home renovation Instagram pages? Or perhaps a member of an Interior Design Facebook Group? If so you may already be aware of this Trend Alert! But for those that aren’t familiar, Black Framed Windows are quickly taking over the white window phase of the 1990s and early 2000s. Many new builds and keen DIY’ers are opting for black framed windows. Let’s take a closer look at Black Framed Windows!

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Why we love it!

In the past, we saw white being the most specified window selection, however, the tides have turned and now black framed windows are taking over in popularity. Black framed windows create a statement for both the exterior and interior of the house! And while black framed windows may be largely associated with more contemporary buildings, they can actually modernize older buildings too, giving them a new lease of life.

How to use it. 

How to use black-framed windows for your home will depend on the stage of your renovation project, new home build, or existing property. There are a few options and avenues you can take for these stages.

If you’re updating your existing property, through a renovation or considering new windows, or updating your current ones, you may be in a position to have your existing windows re-painted in black. Although this may be time-consuming, it will be more cost-effective than replacing all the windows. But if your remodel or renovation is a large project, your budget could stretch to new windows throughout which would be a fantastic opportunity to consider black-framed windows.

Of course, if you are purchasing a new build home and are able to influence the design decisions you should be given options for the exterior and black framed windows is likely to be one of them.

What to watch for.

There are some considerations to take into account when thinking of installing black framed windows in your home.

Firstly, it’s the cost. Typically black windows will cost anywhere between 10-16% more than white window frames so it’s important to research into manufacturers and think about if they are the right choice for your property, inside and out. There will also be the installation costs as well as the cost of the windows themselves.

Black framed windows often look better without window treatments such as drapery panels and blinds. You can overcome this by ensuring there is lots of space between any window treatment and the window frame itself.

The biggest consideration with black framed windows is whether the style and finish of them is suitable for your property and its current exterior color. In most cases black windows can modernize a home’s exterior but it is important to explore ideas from Pinterest and Instagram that are similar to your home to help you visualize the update.

Ways to make this trend last in your home

Black framed windows can last a lifetime if you choose a timeless style that works with both the interior and exterior of your property.

The most important thing about choosing black windows for your home is to research into manufacturers and get multiple quotes in to ensure you get the best price.

If your home is already quite contemporary and modern in style, chances are that black framed windows will look fantastic! As they will enhance this and create a premium look. However if you have a more dated property, black windows can improve the look of your house and modernize it.

Don’t be afraid to reach out to us for advice if you’re still stuck on styles!

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