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The Best Doors and Windows for A Home Bathed in Natural Light

Our top door and window picks are designed to let light into your life.

By Emily Smibert

Renovating and need some inspiration for brightening the dark corners of your space? Luckily, we’ve rounded up some of our best glass window and door picks on the market right now to help you make your natural light dreams come true. Bonus: many of them are energy-efficient, too.

Alumilex windows

Maximum View

With structural silicone joints and a silicone corner, these windows from Alumilex (seen here in Naturehumaine’s La Brèche in Eastman, Quebec) optimize natural light from every vantage point, fully embracing the surrounding landscape. Custom pricing is available upon request, at Alumilex.

House interior with Tiltco windows

Straight to the Point

With a centred panel window, Tiltco harmonizes the details: from doorknobs and handles to baseboards, the features come together to create a streamlined look. Custom pricing is available upon request, at Tiltco.

Torp Inc windows on a house designed by Architect Wanda Ely

Distinctly Danish

Architect Wanda Ely’s contemporary take on the traditional Danish sommerhus uses double-glazed windows for energy efficiency. Divided into two buildings, the home features a floor-to-ceiling glass hallway that connects the spaces. Custom pricing is available upon request, at Torp Inc.

Andersen windows

Brighter Days Ahead

What better way to open up a space than with a deeply inset custom trapezoid pane? Evoking a playful balance between depth and natural light, this window by Andersen makes any nook feel cozy and warm. Custom pricing is available upon request, at Andersen.

Round window by Andersen

Pivot!

If bringing the great outdoors inside is your thing, consider this pivoting door by Andersen. Paired with coordinating windows, the blurred boundary is sure to turn heads. Custom pricing is available upon request, at Andersen.

full-wall lift and slide door by Chateau Window & Door Systems.

Sleek Slider

This window takes a customizable approach to creating an enveloping room that communicates with the outdoors via a full-wall lift and slide door. Custom pricing is available upon request, at Chateau Window & Door Systems.

sleek, modern twist on French doors

Knotted Wood

In lieu of gilded glam, this piece lets you feel the charm of yesteryear with a sleek, modern twist on French doors. Enjoy privacy and commitment to style with this updated take on a knotty alder door set with whimsical baroque glass that lets natural light in. Custom pricing is available upon request, at Jeld-Wen.

front door made of aluminum-clad wood is paired with a barn door

Camo Flair

A companion to Torp’s windows on the previous page, this front door made of aluminum-clad wood is paired with a barn door for increased privacy, camouflaging the entryway when fully closed. Custom pricing is available upon request, at Torp Inc.


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