Innovative Solutions for Design Trends

Innovative Solutions for Design Trends

February 18, 2019

New design trends are continuing to influence window and door design, ranging from style to sustainability.

New design trends are continuing to influence window and door design, ranging from style to sustainability. With numerous options and custom capabilities, Kolbe can provide innovative solutions for today's market.

See some of Kolbe's unique approaches to today's design trends below or view them in person in booth # C2519 at the 2019 International Builders' Show.

1. Reclaimed Wood

A reclaimed barnwood door creates a dramatic entryway that blends rustic character with modern design. A sustainable option with a purpose, this artisan-quality door not only makes a statement, but also gives the home an environmental connection. The 10' tall door is surrounded by light flooding in through direct set sidelites, while an upper transom accentuates the height of the unit. A stylish 5' 3" Hoppe pull handle in a contrasting Brushed Stainless finish creates vertical emphasis against the horizontal panels of wood.
Trends Barnwood Door

2. The Look of Steel

Kolbe's VistaLuxe® Collection has the versatility to serve as an alternative to — or in conjunction with — steel products, and presents a perfect solution for the desired aesthetic. The narrow frames with a choice of finishes offer a similar appearance to steel, with the added benefits of greater energy efficiency, shorter lead times, and lower cost. 

A mulled half-circle and rectangular direct set with 5/8" performance divided lites and a Coal Black prefinished Pine interior give the appearance of steel windows. On the exterior, a custom textured Terra Cotta finish further enhances the sleek Flush style unit with a unique tactile surface.
Trends VistaLuxe Radius / Direct Set

3. The 'New Black'

For non-black interiors, Kolbe offers a custom Dark Gray stain as the 'new black' for interior wood finishes. This tonal shift denotes a sophisticated trend toward a soft, organic appearance that accentuates the character of the wood and allows the beauty of the grain to show through.
Trends VistaLuxe Dark Gray Stain Interior

4. The Golden Revival

As an alternative to the Brushed Chrome craze, the warmth of gold has influenced our new Dallas hardware options available within our VistaLuxe Collection, Ultra Series and Heritage Series. Elegant Brushed Gold has been added as a finish for Dallas sliding patio and multi-slide door handle sets. For inswing and outswing doors, a striking two-toned Matte Black/Brushed Gold handle set features a Brushed Gold handle with contrasting Matte Black escutcheon, turn knob and key cylinder.
Brushed Gold Hardware

Kolbe has options and custom solutions for satisfying the trends, but our artisan roots appreciate and welcome the design challenges of tomorrow. We're for people who are passionate about design, who care about the big picture and the smallest detail. We're for people who push the limits of what's possible with the styles, options, and custom solutions that can only be found in Kolbe windows and doors. We're for the visionaries.®

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