Window and Door Options to Enhance Summer Entertaining

Windows and doors can transform both the interior and exterior of a home, especially during the summer months when indoor-outdoor living is weather appropriate.

Upgrading your windows and doors can enhance summer entertaining, with various styles to choose from to fit your home’s interior design and functionality. Not only will these window and door options let the natural light in, but some will even offer more energy efficiency so that your energy bills stay lower.

Below are some window and door options suitable for year-round use, but ideal for the summertime when the sun is shining in and you’re able to integrate the indoors with the outdoors with updated windows and doors.

Bay, Bow Windows

Both bay and bow windows will increase the natural sunlight that enters inside your home, and they will also improve your home’s curb appeal.

Bay and bow windows differ in that bay windows can have three different windows, usually a picture window in the middle and two other style windows on each side, while bow windows consist of the same three windows. Both options let in a ton of natural light and make the best of the sunny summer months.

Casement Windows

Casement windows provide exceptional airflow and they’re one of the most energy efficient types of windows. Casement windows are unique and add a certain charm to any home design. Casement windows offer better outdoor views because unlike double hung windows that break up the view into squares, casement windows offer a clear picture of the outside.

Picture Windows

Picture windows can connect you to the outdoors while sitting inside. Although picture windows offer an unobstructed view of the outdoors, they’re not as functional as other types of doors because they don’t open up for ventilation. If you’re looking for a window strictly for the views outside, picture windows are it.

French Doors

French doors will enhance the curb appeal of your patio and provide a beautiful space for entertaining in the summer. The glass panels allow ample sunlight to shine through, and they swing open from the center to allow for indoor-outdoor living. French doors add an elegant charm to your patio and will complement any indoor or outdoor space.

Sliding Patio Doors

Patio doors like the Challengers Patio Doors, or WeatherGard Patio Doors, are nice sliding patio door options for summertime entertaining. The sliding door panel makes it easy to access the outdoors, while keeping the indoors tightly sealed when shut. Without the doors swinging in our out, sliding patio doors take up less space.

Garden Doors

Garden doors can be used as an entry and exit point for your backyard or patio, featuring one fixed door and one operable door. Garden doors blend in with your home décor and are made of various finishes and materials that suit your personal décor style.


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