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Top 10 Home Trends for 2012

  1. ENERGY EFFICIENCY
    Americans  are looking for superior  energy  efficiency in every important feature of their home. ENERGYSTAR-rated windows, high-efficiency furnaces and air con- ditioners, quality attic insulation – they’ll all save money and make the home more comfortable year-round. Marvin offers more energy-efficient window options than any other manufacturer, including a new Tripane with Krypton gas option. It’s our most energy-efficient solution.
  2. HIGH QUALITY, HIGH FUNCTION
    Today’s homeowners want items that not only look good, but perform flawlessly. Fit, finish and smooth operation are essential – whether it’s a refrigerator, a sofa or a window. Consumers want both beauty and practicality. Marvin’s new Ultimate Glider is a complete re-engineering of a classic window style that combines elegant simplicity with tough performance.
  3. NOT-SO-BIG LIVING
    Architect Sarah Susanka first proposed this idea more than a decade ago, and it’s been spreading ever since. The not-so-big house is carefully planned  for the owner’s needs, not designed to impress others. Investing in high-quality components and finishes for the home offers more lasting value than paying for poorly used square footage.
  4. RENOVATION NATION
    Americans are putting down roots; we’re moving less than at any time since World War II. Instead of moving, we’re staying in our homes longer and renovating the living spaces to fit our lifestyle. New kitchens, new windows, reconfigured living spaces – they’re all part of creating  a home  “built around you.”
  5. LET THE SUNSHINE IN
    Screened porches, sun rooms and window walls – they’re all geared toward bringing the outdoors in. And with modern, energy-efficient windows and patio doors, there’s no penalty in comfort or energy efficiency.
  6. KEEPING IT SIMPLE
    Clean, simple lines are the order of the day. Furniture, tile, moldings, backsplashes, appliances – the less fussy, the better.
  7. MAKE ROOM FOR FAMILY
    With multiple generations  living under  one roof more  often these  days, more Americans are making the house accommodate  the extended family. In-law suites, bedroom  additions and basement makeovers (including egress windows) are becoming more popular.
  8. AGING IN PLACE and UNIVERSAL DESIGN
    Older Americans not living with their children  want to maintain their independence  for as long as possible. That means universal design that allows them to age in place. Easy-opening  windows, large showers  with benches and grab bars, lower countertops – all help make homes  more  accessible and comfortable for older residents.
  9. INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIVING
    Americans love the easygoing back-and-forth between their kitchen and a deck or patio. It makes entertaining easier and makes the house live larger. A quality patio door is a must for these high-traffic areas.
  10. LIGHTER AND BRIGHTER
    Lighter colors and natural light make a home feel cheerful and energizing. “Daylighting” – using windows to bring in as much natural light as possible – also can help lower energy bills.

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