Windows and doors fall into that critical category of home elements that are so fundamental to a home’s overall aesthetic that it’s impossible to separate the two—in other words, you can’t achieve great home design without thoughtfully considering windows and doors.

And for new homes today, windows need to do far more than just look good. Today’s best windows must achieve top-notch energy efficiency, durability, and where necessary have the ability to withstand some of nature’s fiercest storms.

To help promote excellence in all these areas and more, Marvin’s Integrity Windows and Doors line offers the Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Program, which "recognizes outstanding design, innovation, sustainability, and quality" in home building and remodeling projects using Integrity products, the company says. This year’s winners run the gamut from a remodel of a classic farmhouse to new construction of a sleek modern contemporary—and plenty in between, all of which make beautiful use of fenestration throughout the home.

For a look at this year’s winners and plenty of ideas for projects of all kinds, check out the slideshow.