Residential home designer Marla Bruemmer recently specified 57 Simonton ProFinish Brickmould 600 vinyl windows in a 2,600-square foot residence in Michigan. Even though she requested almost five dozen windows, she isn’t concerned about making a home out of glass.
"The energy efficiency of these windows is commendable,” says Bruemmer. “Each window is ENERGY STAR® qualified, so even when the temperatures stay below freezing for weeks on end, energy bills for the home still cost an average of just $2.63 per day.”
“Sunlight streaming through these windows in my home office, the family room, bathrooms and even the kitchen, energizes us,” says builder and homeowner Greg Powell. “We leave the windows unadorned so we have continual views up and down the river. The home is designed with many high windows for views of the sky that allow us to connect with the natural setting.”
According to the award-winning designer, placement of windows in a home is Bruemmer’s most important consideration when creating personal sanctuaries for her clients. For more than 20 years she has used windows as picture frames to produce great views and energize occupants.
“My efforts are focused on developing designs that are friendly to builders and consumers,” says Bruemmer, a member of AIBD and NAHB. “Having energy efficient windows placed above kitchen cabinets or throughout a home office energizes the home and its occupants more than any other single factor.”