Choosing the Right Plantation Shutters

Have you ever taken a drive into the more prominent neighborhoods, just to admire the beautiful architecture of the homes and their landscaping detail? Maybe you noticed the window treatments in the long windows, and archways, that had you thinking to yourself those blinds look awesome, but they could not be blinds as they were more beautiful than ordinary blinds. What you were looking at was most likely the plantation shutters the homeowner had installed into their home. More and

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Updating Your Windows: Tips & Ideas

Windows are a key element in any home – every house has them. Depending on how you dress them they can be a design feature in a room, a focal point, an accent or a contrast. When decorating a room it can be easy to get swept up in choosing the wallpaper, carpets and furnishings, but you shouldn’t overlook the windows. Updating the look of your windows can change the look and feel of a whole room. Windows should not

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What To Know When Shopping For Windows

Beautiful Bow Window Type and style of Window What type of window – Double Hung, Single Hung, Casement, Awning, Gliding, Picture window, Bay and Bow window units, octagon or specialty shapes. Material window core is made from – Wood, Vinyl, aluminum, Fiberglass or a Fiberex composite Aluminum windows fast becoming obsolete these days. They can still be purchased, but not as easy to find as they once were. Wood windows normally are vinyl or aluminum clad on the exterior and

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Beginners’ Guide To The Window Blind

It’s Not Innate Information People assume that everyone knows about blinds. Just because most of us grew up with them hanging on the windows of our parents’ home does not mean that when we go to pick out a window blind for our very first apartment, that we know what we’re doing. Usually, we don’t. There are a ton of different varieties of blinds these days, everything from the traditional pull-down shades and cheap blinds to the more expensive and

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How To Repair Wooden Windows

No Plastic I decided to renovate and install insulated glazing sealed units to my wooden casement windows rather than fit plastic. There was a little rot here and there which was not a problem except that one of the top hung sashes was beyond repair and would have to be replaced. Having a carpenter fit a new one though was out of the question; it would have cost more than a plastic replacement window. The only answer was to make

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Replacement Basement Windows

Replacement Basement Windows If the present economic situation has you convinced that remodeling your home can not only help you economize your housing situation but also give you a gratifying and sustaining life experience, then I say go for it. Whether you want to tackle it yourself or with your partner and family or even possibly hire a contractor, whichever you’re most comfortable with, your surroundings will definitely benefit from the exposure. Oftentimes, homeowners that have houses with basements will

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Tinting Double Pane Windows

Window tinting is an easy and quick home improvement job that anyone with a bit of patience, can accomplish in an hour or less per window. Most of us are familiar with the one-way or blackout tinting we see on inside of store windows and doors. In fact, for those of us in the southern states, where summer temperatures regularly climb into the triple digits, I would guess that more than one of us has been stopped by the local

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Replacement Windows for Home’s Energy Efficiency

Most parts of the country are right in the middle of fall — pumpkin spiced foods and drinks are everywhere, brightly colored trees, scarves and the sounds of football games fill the weekends. However, homeowners know that with fall comes a big chill in the air because winter is approaching. If you’re dreading the snow filled months of winter and what the wind chill means for your home’s energy bill, you’re not alone! Fall is the perfect time to upgrade

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When Is It Time For New Windows?

Little Things Say A Lot! We often think about how little things say a lot about our family, us as individuals, and us in the workplace. But, how often do you think about what the little things say about your home? For instance, how well is your yard manicured? Is the paint on your home worn or is it in good shape? Then there’s the roof how it’s covered. Does it have holes in it and falling apart, or did

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Creating Symmetry on a Wall with Asymmetrical Windows

Symmetry in a room is what makes the space look balanced and complete, and without symmetry, you can add so much chaos that the room never quite feels finished or peaceful. Sometimes, you cannot help that the room is not symmetrical, such as when the door is not centered on a particular wall or the windows are not perfectly spaced, and the trick is to learn how to counter the problem effectively. Creating symmetry on a wall with asymmetrical windows

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