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Apr 17

2017

5 Window Treatments For Bow Windows


Bow window installation provides one of the best ways to add elegance and style to your home’s exterior and create a lovely alcove inside. They let in plenty of natural light and provide a massive view of the outside, which can make the room appear larger, brighter, and more refined, both day and night, especially if you choose the right window treatment. Bow windows are designed with four or five angled openings. They are very beautiful, but can offer little privacy and let in too much sunlight that may make the interior uncomfortable and damage your furniture, art, and other…

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Apr 10

2017

How To Maintain Your Windows And Doors


Vinyl windows and doors are a great addition to any home, especially since they are low maintenance and easy to clean. But if neglected, regular use and exposure to the elements can cause your doors and windows, as well as the hardware, including hinges, handles, and locks to show signs of wear and tear, and lose their appeal. Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining doors and windows made from different materials: I. Annual Maintenance for doors and windows Proper and timely maintenance of your doors and windows will not only keep them operating smoothly, but also keep them…

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Apr 3

2017

DIY Hanging Window Box


While you are still excited about the new look and feel of your home following the best windows installation, now may also be a good time to hang window boxes to further enhance curb appeal. Like plant containers, window boxes provide a fast and easy way to beautify your windows, patio, or balcony, and give them a fresh and floral look that you can enjoy all season long. For the best results, it is recommended that you buy or make a window box of the right size that fits appropriately in the space you want to set it. For instance,…

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Mar 31

2017

10 Best Plants To Grow In Window Boxes


A well placed window can be very rewarding in terms of letting in daylight and providing a great view of beautiful scenery. But even if your home does not feature views of breathtaking landscapes, lush lawns, or neat flower gardens, you can still add colour and life right outside your windows by adding flower boxes. Window boxes provide a great solution for adding flair to the exterior of any house and enhancing the view from inside, as you are met with a burst of colour every time you approach your windows. Window boxes come in a range of sizes depending…

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Mar 25

2017

What To Keep And What To Replace In Old Homes


Many homeowners are prepared to replace different parts of their home, especially if they have lived there for many years. Energy efficient window replacements are very common for homes older than 15 years, while roof replacements may be considered for homes older than 20 years. Although things like windows and composite shingles are designed to last for decades, aging and normal wear and tear due to exposure to the elements will eventually make them leaky and inefficient. The challenge is usually finding the right time to invest in a replacement as opposed to repairing. When you are looking to improve…

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Mar 20

2017

The Best Curtains For Your Bow Windows


There are many reasons why homeowners would consider bow windows installation besides their architectural statement. They let in plenty of natural light and give your space a graceful feel, which is why they are also known as show windows. With the right window treatments, you can control this abundance while highlighting the elegant features. Bow windows, however, pose a bit of a challenge when it comes to finding the right curtain design. Like bay windows, they project outward from the main building columns, but with one or two extra windows/openings compared to the standard three openings in bay windows. This…

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Mar 13

2017

DIY: Crafts You Can Make Using Old Windows


If your old windows have been serving you for more than 15 years, you should consider getting energy efficient window replacements. But this does not necessarily mean that those drafty windows that have been sticking in their frames and increasing your energy bills have no useful applications once they come down. As a DIY lover, there are countless ways for you to repurpose old windows as you enjoy the energy efficiency of your replacement window. Whether your old windows have glass or not, here are a few craft ideas to make your home more beautiful: Space divider You can divide…

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Feb 27

2017

5 Ways To Weatherize Your Windows This Winter


When cold weather sets in, the owners of old houses usually feel the effects first. Owing to the seasoned construction, these houses lose a lot of heat through infiltration – the movement of air through cracks and joints, and some through conduction – transfer through materials. The best way to make your windows more energy efficient and comfortable this winter is by limiting the occurrence of these losses. Weatherization seeks to improve the “enclosure” around your home. With regard to your windows, this includes sealing leaks and/or upgrading your windows. Many old homes constructed before the 1980 energy codes were…

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Feb 20

2017

Budget-Friendly Ideas That Will Increase Curb Appeal


Whether you are looking to place your home on the market for sale and want to increase its value, or just want to update your facade, there are many ways you can give your house more curb appeal without breaking the bank. The first step to improving the look of your home is taking a good look at it from across the street. When you’re paying more attention to the appearance of your house, you are likely to discover some things that may put off a prospective buyer, such as overgrown shrubs, an unkempt lawn, peeling paint, or a few…

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