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Achieving a Contemporary Space

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Ever changing and borrowing from different eras, contemporary projects can be very eclectic and often encompass fine design, refute clutter and evoke a feeling of harmony. It’s no wonder builders, architects and homeowners alike are championing contemporary design!

We love this design trend, too, and are excited to launch Marvin’s new Contemporary Studio collection. The line includes our Contemporary Casement, Awning, Push Out Casement and Push Out Awning windows, each of which provides a clean and simple aesthetic, unobstructed views and ease of project application.

There’s something effortlessly striking about a contemporary look. Read on for ways to incorporate contemporary design elements into your own home or project.

Large Windows

Homeowners are seeking out large windows and doors with clean sight lines and more metallic or industrial looking finishes. Both Marvin’s aluminum clad and wood windows are the perfect way to transform such vision into beautiful reality.

Another way to deliver a contemporary look is to install windows with “square sticking,” which include a clean, squared-off transition where the window’s glass meets wood, creating the minimal detailing characteristic of contemporary design.

Finishes & Stains

Design elements like pearlescent exterior finishes, including copper and silver colors, dark interior satins and beautiful ebony exteriors can really kick start a contemporary design scheme. You can view a variety of stain options here.


The little touches can make all the difference, especially so in terms of hardware. Whether it’s knobs, handles, curtain rods, hooks, outlet covers, etc., opting for contemporary metal trends can transform any space.

Providing cool modern lines and classic curves, the Valli&Valli Collection evokes high style and Italian flair – a look that suits many contemporary projects. The Marvin Contemporary Door comes standard with The Contemporary Handle Set – which is both sleek and simple.

Bringing the Outdoors In

The integration of spaces has been a major focus in contemporary design. Marvin has been ahead of this trend, of breaking traditional barriers between exterior and interior living, especially with our door offerings.

Designed with narrow stiles and rails for maximum daylight openings and views, the Ultimate Multi-Slide Door is smooth to operate and dramatic to behold. Available in an array of sizes and configurations, there isn’t a view that can’t be widened. While transcending style, The Ultimate Multi-Slide Door fulfills a growing demand for outdoor/indoor living.

Patterned Facades

The transference of light can make a tremendous impact. Seemingly smooth exterior walls donning patterned openings have the ability to create dramatic interior light play. The Lorong M Telok Kurau House takes advantage of this occurrence beautifully.

Seeking direction in your pursuit of contemporary design? Head to our Inspiration Gallery, where there is no shortage of remarkable projects to help you achieve the look you desire.