The Top 5 Requests in New Residential Home Construction

New residential home construction is an exciting endeavor, in part because it allows homeowners to realize their dreams by creating single-family homes that reflect their unique personalities and lifestyle. Choosing the right windows, cabinetry, millwork, and doors can answer many of these common requests:

1. Curb Appeal: The strategic choice of windows and doors plays a significant role in enhancing the curb appeal of new residential home construction. Doors and windows are key architectural elements that elevate the home’s overall aesthetic, making a lasting impression on visitors and passersby. The most memorable single-family homes often feature large, statement windows with elegant designs, such as arched or custom-shaped windows, which add a touch of grandeur and uniqueness to the exterior. Similarly, the use of high-quality, beautifully crafted entry doors (think: solid wood or wrought iron) can create a striking focal point and convey a sense of luxury.

Whether it’s a modern, contemporary design with expansive glass walls or a traditional design with symmetrically placed windows and a grand entrance, the placement and style of windows and doors can enhance architectural features. In short, a home’s windows and doors should be in harmony with the overall architectural style, materials, and landscaping. This creates an inviting, visually appealing exterior that exudes curb appeal.

2. Spacious and Functional Layout: When building a new single-family home, homeowners prioritize spacious and functional floorplans. Who doesn’t want a well-designed layout that allows for seamless flow between rooms, ample storage, and practical living spaces? Whether a homeowner is requesting open-concept kitchens and family rooms, dedicated home offices, or flexible spaces, the right windows and doors can help.

Strategically placed windows can optimize natural light distribution throughout the space, brightening up even the darkest corners and creating an inviting atmosphere. This not only reduces the need for artificial lighting during the day but also makes the space feel more open and spacious. Additionally, carefully selected doors can improve the flow and functionality of the floor plan. For example, French doors or sliding glass doors can seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor living areas, expanding the usable space and allowing for effortless entertaining or relaxation.

Moreover, incorporating large windows or glass doors in areas with scenic views can bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, making the floor plan feel harmoniously connected to its surroundings. By choosing the right windows and doors, homeowners can truly optimize their floor plan, creating a home that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

3. Customization and Personalization: Many homeowners yearn for a home that reflects their unique style and preferences, and one of the significant advantages of new residential construction is the ability to customize and personalize every aspect. Trim, millwork, windows, and doors play a pivotal role in creating a cohesive and visually appealing environment. Crown molding, baseboards, and wainscoting, add architectural detail and elegance, allowing homeowners to infuse their own style into every room. These elements can be chosen to align with a specific design aesthetic, whether it’s traditional, modern, or eclectic.

Additionally, windows and doors provide opportunities for customized features like decorative glass, wrought iron, or unique hardware. By carefully choosing windows and doors that reflect personal taste and preferences, homeowners can imbue their space with a distinct character that sets it apart from others.

4. Ample Natural Light: No matter the new residential construction price range, homeowners value an abundance of natural light in their living spaces. Sun-drenched rooms not only elevate the overall visual appeal but also positively impact mood and well-being. Windows and doors can be strategically selected to maximize the influx of natural light, creating bright and inviting spaces. Large, expansive windows are a popular choice, allowing abundant sunlight to flood the room and visually expand the space. Floor-to-ceiling windows, such as those found in contemporary designs, create a seamless connection between the indoor and outdoor environments, allowing natural light to pour in while offering breathtaking views.

Skylights are ideal for bringing natural light into areas that may be lacking in windows, such as bathrooms or interior rooms. These overhead windows infuse the space with a warm, natural glow. Additionally, glass doors, such as sliding or French doors, help to facilitate the flow of natural light and establish a sense of openness between different areas. By thoughtfully incorporating these sought-after features into new residential construction, homeowners can invite the outdoors into their living spaces; create a sense of openness and connection; and bask in the bright, uplifting atmosphere created by natural light.

5. Storage Solutions: Homeowners dream of spaces that are organized and clutter-free, making adequate storage a consistent request among homeowners. From spacious walk-in closets to well-planned kitchen cabinets and built-in shelving, we crave order and convenience in our daily lives. If an organized living environment is the request, smartly designed cabinetry is the answer! Walk-in closets with floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobes provide ample space for organizing clothing, shoes, and accessories. In the kitchen, custom kitchen cabinets with pull-out shelves, built-in spice racks, and deep drawers ensure efficient storage of cookware, utensils, and pantry items. In home offices or study rooms, consider cabinetry with integrated shelving and file drawers. Incorporate vanity cabinets into the bathrooms that feature cleverly designed compartments for organizing toiletries and personal care products. Custom-built cabinetry solutions can also cater to homeowners’ specific storage needs while adding a sophisticated and organized aesthetic.


At TMD Windows & Doors, we’ve spent decades collaborating with architects, builders, designers, and homeowners to bring their requests and visions to life. Schedule an appointment for a virtual consultation or visit to our showroom to share your expectations and desires for your new home. Together, we’ll create an exquisite residence that exudes charm, sophistication, and individuality.

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