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Palladian Windows

By now you are probably wondering what Palladian Windows are? In simple terms, Palladian Windows are comprised of three window panels with an arched window above the center section. The two sidelight windows are squared off at the top. The side windows are generally narrower than the center panel. Some may simply call this an arched tri-light window, but in architectural design it is known as a Palladian style window. Read more

Black Window Trim

Black window trim can provide a unique, contemporary look for your home or office. The appearance can be particularly stunning when black window trim is incorporated into a modern décor. In many cases the use of black or another dark color can eliminate the need for costly window treatments. The trim itself, with its high contrast, becomes the focal point of the windows. This is an added benefit in a small room where heavy curtains can overpower the space. Eliminating the curtains can also be an advantage in darker spaces, where the additional light is much welcomed. Read more

Locating Wall Studs Using a Stud Finder

Locating wall studs should be your first mission when installing new windows in your home as part of your remodeling project. With any luck you will find a stud that is in the perfect position to serve as the starting point for the new opening. If you don’t, not to worry, it simply means you will need to add one additional stud to frame the opening for your new project. Be sure to check out our article and video on “How to Frame a Window Opening” before you get started. Read more

Installing accordion windows, or in the case of the above photo, accordion doors, can open up a room to the outdoors. If you enjoy nature and an abundance of fresh air, accordion windows will bring the outdoors inside your home. You will enjoy a breathtaking view whether the windows are open or closed. In the closed position, accordion doors are like a wall of glass. Open them up and let the fresh air flow inside. Read more

Bay Window vs Bow Windows

If you are remodeling your home, you may want to include a Bay Window or Bow Windows in your plans. The addition of either style, will not only add more light to the room, but will dramatically change the overall appearance of the room transforming it into a modern space. Both, Bay Windows and Bow Windows will become the focal point of any room. Now how do you decide which is best suited for your home? Read more

Window Frame Opening

The first step in constructing a window frame opening in your new wall is to lay the top plate and bottom sole plate side by side on your workbench or saw horses. Use a framers pencil to mark the location of the wall studs which are the vertical 2×4’s or 2×6’s depending on the framing design of the home. For discussion purposes in this article let’s assume all measurements are from the left end of the wall plates. Read more

decorative window film

Are you searching for an easy way to spruce up an old window? Applying decorative window film may be the best solution. With so many options to choose from, applying decorative window film is a fast, easy, low-cost way to change the look of any room in your home. As an added benefit, certain films may even improve the energy efficiency of your existing windows. Here are some popular film choices and design ideas for your home: Read more

Installing Cabinet Glass in the solid doors of your old kitchen cabinets can revive an old kitchen. If your budget is such that new kitchen cupboards are out of the question; installing cabinet glass is an inexpensive alternative that will completely change the look of your existing kitchen. Read more

recycled windows greenhouse

With all of the window replacement projects we have completed over the years, I often wondered what we could do with the old windows that we have removed from the homes. It seems like such a shame to take the old windows to the landfill or even to a recycling center. Then I came across this interesting news article about how to use recycled windows to build a greenhouse. What a great idea!!! Read more

Garden Window

Create a mini greenhouse in your kitchen by installing a garden window over your sink. If your kitchen faces the sun, a garden window as a great place to grow plants and herbs. Your new miniature greenhouse will allow more natural light to enter the kitchen and make it feel larger. Upon completion your new garden will be at your fingertips. Read more