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Transform Your Home with Specialty Windows

Sometimes our homes call for special shaped windows. Maybe you’re looking to diversify the windows in your home, add architectural elegance, or simply upgrade old specialty windows. With plenty of options at your disposal, you can be as creative as you want.

Transform Your Home with Specialty Windows

Transform Your Home with Specialty Windows

Window designs aren’t just restricted to squares and rectangles. By choosing other shapes like full or half-circles, triangles, or octagons, you can add an artistic element to an otherwise traditional home design. With the many shapes and sizes we offer, along with guidance from our Design and Energy Experts, we can help revamp your space.

Transform Your Home with Specialty Windows

Regardless of the style of window you desire for your residence, you can rest easy knowing that your new windows are assembled and supplied by some of the most trusted manufacturers in the window replacement industry. With our Home Visualizer tool you can try on styles and get a better idea of the overall result before making a decision.

Also know that even if the specialty window isn’t already in place in your home, we can help create it. Add an elegant arch or a unique angle to an otherwise plain window to give your home that wow factor. See more examples of this below.

Another thing to note is that since these specialty windows don’t normally open they can be very energy efficient. Energy efficient windows are key to winters in Illinois. Read more about energy efficiency HERE.

Specialty windows can also help to open up your space and create a more light-filled home. If you’ve read our post on bigger windows and open spaces, you’ll know that filling your home with natural light can bring an array of health benefits to your mind and body.

So, if you’re looking to upgrade old specialty windows or to go bold with a whole new look, NEXT Door and Window can bring that vision to life through thoughtful window design.

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4 Ways to Add Color to Your Home This Fall

Sometimes all a home needs is a little color to bring it back to life. As the colder weather approaches, it’s the perfect time to brighten up your home. It’s been said that a little bit of color can really lift your spirits when the days have been filled with grays.

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Whether it’s a custom colored window frame, quality door, or simply some new toss pillows, there are plenty of ways to add a dash of color to your home this fall.

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1. Colorful Doors

As you may have read from our previous post, we’re all for colorful doors! We hope it’s inspired you to brighten up your entryway, and at the same time increase the value of your home. Check out the last post to learn more about the benefits of updating your front door.


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2. Colorful Siding

If you’re feeling a bit bolder you can opt for colorful siding to really change the look of your home (and be the best looking house on the block). NEXT Door & Window offers plenty of options and colors, and if you cannot find the color you’re looking for it can be custom ordered. 


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Keep in mind; our Design and Energy experts can help you create the look of your dreams with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before buying. So no need to worry about making such a change without knowing exactly how it will look in the end. Colorful homes truly liven up a neighborhood. Try going to Charleston, SC or New Orleans without smiling at all the color around you.

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3. Colorful Window Frames

Another creative option to spruce up your home is colorful window frames. Who said your frames have to be neutral? We have our own in-house paint and stain department to color match your project perfectly. We’re really loving the pop of color here!


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4. Colorful Interiors

If you’re not looking to change up your exteriors just yet, there are still plenty of options to add color to your everyday home.

You can brighten up the backsplash in your kitchen.

Consider investing in bright new window treatments that will make a statement.

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Even just adding in colorful toss pillows and a rug can lighten up your space.

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We’re here to inspire you and your home in this new season. We’d love to make your vision come to life! Schedule your no hassle-no pressure appointment today to get started.

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Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal

A front door is more than just a point of entry, it can help boost curb appeal, transform the facade, and increase the value of your home. It truly is a great way to make an impact without the cost of an extensive renovation.

Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal

According to Therma Tru’s “National Home Value Study”, by just replacing your front door you can increase the value of your property by $18,750. Now that’s an investment worth making!

Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal
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We know that the front door can often get overlooked, but it’s what greets your guests and gives the first impression of your home so how about we make it a good one? We’ll help you choose a style that fits your life best, and a color that will instantly freshen up the entrance.

What We Offer

Besides increasing the value of your home, our doors offer:

  • Improved energy efficiency thanks to state-of-the-art insulation channels and perimeter seals, which helps to keep your home at the ideal temperature year-round.
  • Customizable features such as screen options, hardware choices, decorative glass offerings, and different stain colors to ensure a seamless integration with existing décor.
  • Protective manufacturer warranties that back our products, as well as the five-year labor warranty that comes with all of the work we perform.

Your entryway will be getting way more than just a makeover with our quality products.

Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal

Door Brands & Materials

We source our doors from trusted, name-brand manufacturers like ProVia, Albany Door, Infinity by Marvin, among others. We offer impressive front doors available in a variety of materials that work best with your lifestyle, including:

  • Aluminum
  • Fiberglass
  • Steel
  • And more

Regardless of the entry door material you choose, you can count on years of durability, performance, and energy efficiency. Thanks to features such as state-of-the-art insulation channels and perimeter seals, your door will help to protect your home against the elements and lessen the burden on your HVAC system, thus improving energy efficiency.

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Furthermore, our expert team can customize your door during installation to meet your preferences for appearance and functionality. You can select from a range of screen options, stain colors, and hardware choices to ensure a flawless finish that exceeds your expectations.

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We’ll help you create a door that’s custom to your style and everyday life with quality materials you can trust. Our Design and Energy experts can also help you visualize this final look with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before buying.

Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal

Plus, now is a great time to renovate considering we’re offering 33% off door installations (ends 9/30/18). As always, NEXT Door & Window offers no hassle-no pressure appointments so schedule yours today

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Does Your Home Need New Siding?

Siding can drastically change the look of your home and its curb appeal. However, it’s not just about the looks. Siding is key to protecting your home in all types of climates. There are telltale signs that will show you when it’s time to get new siding for your home. Some of those include:

• Faded, cracked, loose, or blistered boards
• Hail or wildlife damage, depending on where you live
• Rotting or mold
• Feeling the drafts along the wall and having high energy bills (siding can make a big difference in eliminating drafts)
• No longer able to maintain the old siding, and need a longer-term solution

Maybe it’s not one of the obvious issues above, and the color is just outdated and you want a new look. Maybe you’re planning to sell your home, and know that updating the siding can boost the resale value. Here’s what an upgraded color can do for your home:

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Whatever the reason for new siding is, NEXT Door & Window can make the change a simple and professional experience. We carry the most popular and trusted brands in siding including James Hardie and Crane Siding. Plus, during your free consultation, you can see your finished home come to life in our Home Visualizer Tool! No second-guessing here.

Take a look at some before and after photos to get a better idea of what siding can do for your home.

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NEXT Door & Window offers plenty of options and colors, and if you cannot find the color you’re looking for it can be custom ordered. We chose our brands very carefully because we know the impact the quality of the product can have on your home. We also know that professional installation is equally important and we are dedicated to providing the best service possible.

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Crane siding offers features that elevate your home’s facade while protecting it from any type of weather. Learn more about our Crane products HERE. With James Hardie, you’ll be choosing one of the most popular sidings in America. It offers your home beauty and durability, and will also protect it in all sorts of climates. Read more on James Hardie HERE

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If you’re ready for a change or know that your home is in need of new siding, contact us today to help you start visualizing the new look. Call us to schedule your free consultation at 630-280-2748 or click HERE.

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Transform Your Home With Bow or Bay Windows

Looking to transform your home, open up your space, and add dimension? Then let us share why you should consider a bow or bay window. Bow or bay windows go beyond being an architectural accent and will add value and curb appeal to your home. It will also give you the opportunity to expand your view and increase your living space. Take a look at some of our before and after projects below to see the changes.

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Difference Between Bow and Bay Windows

To put it in simple terms bay windows consist of three windows sharply angled and connected together as they protrude from your home. Bays are a good fit for more modern style homes and are typically more affordable because you’re paying for less glass. Bays usually have one picture window in the center with two smaller windows on the sides. 

Difference Between Bow and Bay Windows

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The shape of bay windows also allows for more shelf space and a more creative use of the area. Depending on the room, you can add in a bench for a unique interior change (and extra storage space) like a window seat, a working desk, or even just a shelf to hold your plants.

Difference Between Bow and Bay Windows

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Difference Between Bow and Bay Windows

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Difference Between Bow and Bay Windows

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Difference Between Bow and Bay Windows

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More on Bow Windows

Bow windows are similar to bays as they also protrude from your home, but they have up to six windows and connect in a much curvier way. With the extra windows, it helps create a bigger and brighter room. As seen above, many homeowners use the extra interior space by adding throw pillows and creating the perfect nook. If the bow window is located in the kitchen, homeowners may turn the space into a breakfast bench.

Difference Between Bow and Bay Windows

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Difference Between Bow and Bay Windows

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And let’s not forget how beautiful bow or bay windows look from the outside.

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Whatever your bow or bay style, our experts can help you design the perfect look for your home! Call today to schedule your free appointment at 630-280-2748 or contact us HERE.

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