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How Marvin Windows Help Improve Quality-of-Life

Quality-of-life considerations factor into homebuilders’ design choices in unique, and often unseen ways. From how different rooms connect to how square footage is used, builders often consider ways to ensure your home will be a comfortable place to live. However, sometimes material selection can affect different aspects of your living experience within a home. Shoddy appliances can leave you with frustration when a meal is overcooked or the dishes aren’t cleaned. In a similar way, windows and doors have tangible impacts on our quality-of-life. Though they may be less visible, these qualities are still important. From airflow to temperature regulation, here are the ways Marvin windows and doors help improve quality of life within your home.

Natural Light is Good for Our Wellness and Our Wallets

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Intuitively, most of us know that natural light is good for us. But you may be surprised just how good it truly is. Researchers have studied various health benefits of spending more time in natural light. Seratonin is released when natural light hits you, which can improve both physical and mental health. Natural light is also a source of Vitamin D, an essential ingredient in keeping our bodies health.

Additionally, more prominent natural light can help you save by reducing the need for artificial light for longer periods of the day. That’s why it’s vital to choose windows that have clearer sightlines to the outdoors. Marvin windows are designed to let light flow into your home, allowing you to reap all of the benefits natural light has to offer.

Temperature Regulation

A well-insulated home is key in keeping you comfortable and energy costs reasonable. While a good amount of insulation efforts happen within the walls and structural pieces of the home, doors and windows can either be a benefit to temperature regulation, or a pain point. Improperly insulated window and door frames can leak air from the outside, meaning your home is hotter in the summer and colder in the winter. Marvin addresses these problems by engineering durable, sealed frames that will stop air leaks at their source

Window panes can also be an area of concern for temperature regulation and energy efficiency. Single pane windows tend to let more heat escape a home. Marvin remedies this problem through the use of double or tripane windows that are not only more resilient against damage, but much more reliable at keeping hot or cold air within your home.


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Airflow, like natural light, can improve our health, and the cleanliness of our homes. VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are substances that can build up in poorly insulated spaces. Some VOCs occur naturally as foods break down in our homes. Others come from manufactured materials such as paints, varnishes, furniture, cleaners, pesticides, and more. While some VOCs are harmless, others are carcinogenic. Your windows are the best tool you have to quickly deplete the build-up of VOCs in the air. Ventilation is an underappreciated tool in your health. As a spokesman for the International WELL Building Institute noted, “It has a huge impact on indoor air quality and it costs nothing. Opening windows 3 to 4 times a day for 30 minutes can help limit build-up of indoor pollutants.”

Marvin windows were crafted not only for aesthetics but for superior functionality. Every window is built to optimize its opening capacity, providing the greatest level of ventilation from each individual window. Air flow is an unseen factor vital to good quality-of-life.

Simple Maintenance and Care

As a homeowner, windows and doors are notoriously frustrating to upkeep. From the challenge of exterior cleaning to improperly sealed windows causing insects to get in between the screen and pane, those frustrations are understandable. Thankfully, Marvin windows and doors do a lot of the hard work for you, ensuring care is simple and straightforward. For instance, the Modern Casement windows feature a rotating hinge that allows you to easily clean the window’s exterior.

Additionally, Marvin’s strong seal reduces the number of pests and grime that get caught between the screen and pane, which means less hassle for you. The Marvin team is dedicated to providing every customer with resources, which is why they have a library of cleaning and care guides at available at your fingertips.

Quality-of-Life You Can Trust

At Design Center by National Lumber, we carry brands that we trust within our own homes. Marvin provides windows and doors of unbeatable quality, customizability, and features. If you want to see how Marvin can improve your everyday quality of life, reach out today.

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Kitchen DEsigner

Laura brings 18 years of experience to our kitchen design team. She helps customers build exceptional kitchen spaces down to the finest details. 

Every client has unique needs, and Laura enjoys the puzzle of figuring out how to fulfill them. She combines her technical abilities with her background in interior design to balance functionality and beauty.

She listens to her clients to help them narrow down their choices and presents a curated selection to make the process less overwhelming. Laura finds creative solutions to check off their wish list while keeping them on budget.

Her personal favorite design trend is a transitional style with a hint of traditional details. She loves the mix of painted colors and the textures and variations of natural woods. However, the best
part of her job is the opportunity to work in every design style
and come up with different combinations of styles, materials,
and finishes executing her client’s unique vision.

Personally, she loves everything involving water- the ocean, pools, boating, and long baths.
She also enjoys anything with a story- books, movies, shows, etc.
Her newest hobby is attempting to have as much fun cooking as she does exploring new restaurants.

Kitchen DEsigner

With over 15 years of experience, LindaRose brings deep knowledge of how to achieve beautiful kitchen designs at the right price. 

For LindaRose, listening to a client’s needs is paramount to achieving a great design. Creativity is key to kitchen design, requiring out-of-the-box thinking to achieve an excellent final product. 

Some of her favorite design trends she introduces to clients include transitional, clean lines, and dark islands with light perimeters. 

Before entering the world of kitchen design, she spent 20 years in theatre as a singer and actor, working in notable local theatres like Round House and Everyman.

In her free time, she enjoys other creative endeavors such as working with textiles including quilting, embroidery, and weaving. 

Kitchen DEsigner

Rick Bechtel is an industry expert with 7+ years as a kitchen designer. He brings unique insights to design thanks to his 15 years as a carpenter and contractor.

Rick believes in the importance of listening to the needs of the clients he works with. Utilizing his experience s a carpenter and contractor, he strives to make every layout as economical as possible through wise cabinet selection. 

Rick makes informed suggestions for products or features that can improve the cooking experience. He’s an expert in taking the dream items clients identify online or in showrooms and introducing options that better fit their design needs and are less cost prohibitive.

As a designer, he’s an expert on contemporary or transitional styles, light colors, and wood accents. 

Rick is passionate about woodworking and contracting but transitioned his career to spend more time with his children. He enjoys projects around his (or his children’s) house, and weekend trips with his wife.