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March 17, 2017

"Stunning Great Room" — Milgard Windows & Doors

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Stunning Great Room Design Features Open Concept Floor Plan

by Joann Whetstine The Aerius - Winner of a Best Kitchen Award - Built by Cascade West The Aerius - Winner of a Best Kitchen Award - Built by Cascade West Cascade West Development Inc. began this stunning window and door project, with an open concept floor plan, after a couple had seen one of their homes at the previous year's Clark County Parade of Homes. They liked what they saw and decided to have a new home drawn and built in the Parade the following year. Aerius is a Latin word meaning “partaking of the nature of air”. The Aerius Project, as it was named, featured contemporary elements in combination with a natural color palette to blend in with the Pacific Northwest landscape. Great Room Windows - Roughly 140 SqFt of Natural Light Great Room Windows - Roughly 140 SqFt of Natural Light The home featured a wide-open floor plan where the kitchen and dining nook serve as extensions of the great-room space. The master bedroom is located on the main floor, along with a suite for aging guests. This style of layout is becoming popular because it gives a robust feeling while allowing for many different functions in the same area, maximizing inclusion and togetherness. Princess Suite - 2 Large Single Hung windows for Rapunzel to let down her hair. Princess Suite - 2 Large Single Hung windows for Rapunzel to let down her hair. The upstairs featured a bedroom, a princess suite and a bonus media room, if there is entertaining going on downstairs the children still have their own personal space to play, learn and grow. “We were drawn to Milgard® because we needed a window of superior quality”, said Tim Holley, Marketing Manager for Cascade West, Inc. “The Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty and their commitment to quality clearly showed that they take homebuilding as seriously as we do. We had the same values, so it just made sense. Our Milgard rep has also been fantastic to work with, always very responsive to our needs.” Dining Nook - a large Milgard picture window allows for 35 SqFt of Natural Light Dining Nook - a large Milgard picture window allows for 35 SqFt of Natural Light Aerius was a small acreage lot, backed with expansive green space all around. The beautiful backdrop of tall cedars and pine trees prompted the builder to incorporate 14ft ceilings into the design. Milgard Style Line® Series vinyl windows really framed the spectacular view merging the beauty of the structure with its surroundings. The decision expanded the feel of the room and brought the outside in. The open main living area (Great Room + Kitchen + Dining Nook) is flooded with warm natural light thanks to Style Line® Series Vinyl Windows. The open main living area (Great Room + Kitchen + Dining Nook) is flooded with warm natural light thanks to Style Line® Series Vinyl Windows. “We maximize the amount of light in each and every one of our homes,” Tim went on to say. “By installing the largest windows (allowed per code) and placing them strategically (in regards to exposure and the changing sunlight throughout the day) we can capitalize on the beauty of natural light, even if we build in an area that's often overcast.” Tim’s advice for other’s considering new home construction: “Consult with a professional who understands the use of light and space. Learn how they complement each other and focus on the homeowner's lifestyle. If you build around that you can't go wrong.”

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