Design Through the Decades - Phoenix, Arizona - 2000s Windows

November 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Design Through the Decades - Part 38

Windows in Phoenix homes in the 2000s were indeed different from windows from the 1990s in that the main theme was “different windows.”  Phoenix homebuilders in the 2000s did not just order ten windows of the exact same size for one house.  Instead, there were different sized windows for one house.  Variety was the main appeal.

Here’s a Phoenix home built in 2008 with windows of different sizes.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Built in 2006 with a variety of window sizes.  Outlining the top and bottom of the window with a darker paint color (as seen here and above) was popular.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Sometimes the windows were framed with lighter paint colors such as this 2005 home, again with different window shapes.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

The name of the game in the 2000s was lots of windows.  This is a 2006 home.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Another 2006 Phoenix home with many windows.  As you can see here, eaves are minimal, so windows are fully exposed to the sun.  Low-E dual-pane windows were used in most of the Phoenix homes built in the 2000s in order to reduce heat penetration.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Another way to protect windows from the sun was to add exterior shades.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Decorative shutters made a comeback in the 2000s as seen on this 2005 home, another example of 2000 home design borrowing from the 1950s.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Just like the windows of the 2000s came in a variety of sizes and shapes, the window coverings of the 2000s were equally varied.  Drapes were used to create elegance, yet not overwhelm the room with heaviness.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Curtains with rich colors create warmth in this 2002 Chandler, Arizona home.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

If you did not like heavier drapery material, you could use sheer fabrics in the 2000s.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Oak wood blinds were very common in homes of the 2000s as seen in this 2005 home.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

White 2″ plastic blinds were also common in homes.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Plantation shutters never seem to go out of style.  They’ve been popular now for over 20 years.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Plantation shutters are clean and timeless.
2000s windows Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Coming Up:  Flooring in the 1950s through the 2000s

Tags: Window Coverings · Window · Design Through the Decades · 2000s

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Horizon Interior Shutters // Jan 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

    The white plantation shutters in the bathroom look fantastic. You are right, they really are timeless.

  • 2 Greeney // Mar 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I would give anything to have plantation shutters, but their price makes them inaccessible to me. I’ve always had sheers and drapes both, so that during the day when the drapes are open, the sheers protect your privacy. Our present home has windows that come down to the electric baseboard, so drapes are out. Sheers work ok since they are on the inside. The last owner left cheap ugly vertical blinds which can be closed for privacy. We looked into alternatives but haven’t come up with an answer yet.

  • 3 Greeney // Mar 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I love those exterior blinds! I wish they had them here!

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