Posts Categorized: Design Inspiration

Atlanta Home Design Trends

Certain cities in the United States and across the world have elements that distinguish them from others, and the style of homes that people reside in is certainly one of them. The city of Atlanta is a city with its own unique identity and culture; its residencies help distinguish it as a well-known cultural center…

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Marvin Casement Windows

Replacing or installing windows is an excellent home renovation to increase the value of your house. In that regard, it’s important to choose the right window replacements or installations that best fits your house’s style. You’ll also want to consider other major factors regarding performance as well as function. Casement windows are becoming an incredibly…

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Understanding Transitional Style Homes and How to Create One

 When discussing home styles, well-defined types of architecture usually come to mind, such as Colonial, Craftsman, or Victorian. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one of these styles, especially if you’re looking to give your home an update.   Here’s an overview of transitional home style for both exteriors and interiors to help…

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The Advantages of Using Multiple Product Lines in the Same Project

When many trade professionals take on a new building project, they stick to a single product line for the sake of consistency and simplicity. However, there is a lot to be gained by using more than one line of products when you’re faced with new construction or a home renovation. Here’s what architects, builders, designers,…

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Color and Finish Trends for Windows and Doors to Embrace in 2021

With every new year comes a new opportunity to renew yourself, update your look, and refresh your home too. Designers are excited for 2021 because of all of the emerging trends that promise to make spending time at home more enjoyable. Here at AVI, there are lots of things we are looking forward to in…

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How Special Shape Windows Can Add a Unique Touch to Any Room

We often think of windows and doors as simple squares and rectangles, but there’s a whole world of possibilities for creative homeowners looking to step outside the box and experiment. AVI offers special shape windows that go beyond your typical window look and offer you a unique way to accent your home. Here is some…

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Home Automation

Home Automation Marvin’s new Lock Status Sensor tells you if a panel or sash is closed and locked or unlocked. Integrates seamlessly into your new or existing security system via wired or wireless connection Concealed design keeps the beauty of your windows and doors As technology evolves, your system is able to upgrade Compatible and…

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Mixing Window Finishes For a Barely-There Look

The new design rules are that there are no rules, even when it comes to painting your window sash and frame in contrasting colors. Whether you’re going through the window replacement process, remodeling your home or building anew, there are endless options when it comes to how to paint, stain or finish the items in…

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A Contemporary Do-Over for a Rotting Window Replacement Job

In the latest series of videos on Build with Matt Risinger, Austin-based builder Matt Risinger works on a stucco and stone house with a major rot problem. Un-clad wood windows were installed facing West towards storms and an unruly sprinkler system, meaning lots of moisture exposure. When paired with poor installation, constant moisture exposure led…

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The Modern Bucolic

A backcountry house gets the modern treatment with bold vistas and exceptional energy efficiency. Architect Greg Wiedemann, who completed the project with his firm Wiedemann Architects, describes the house as “a modern interpretation of the traditional white clapboard farmhouse and red barn that populate the neighboring countryside.” In his take on the old standard, he…

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