DIY Window Muntins

DIY Window Muntins may be just the weekend project you were looking for. Of course, my recommendation is to install genuine, professionally built, Muntin Bars. But if your budget is tight, and you feel you have the skills, you may want to consider DIY Window Muntins in the interim. With a little free time, a few basic tools, and a minimal skill level, you can complete this project in an afternoon. All you need is a measuring tape and a pair of household scissors. Well maybe a simple calculator as well, if you’re a little rusty in math. Read more

Window Insulation Kit

Winter is here, your windows are drafty, and you’re searching for a Window Insulation kit! Well you’re in luck, I came across this video demonstration of the 3M Window Insulation kit with detailed instructions on how to install the temporary film. In case you missed it, I said “Temporary”. Meaning what you really need for your home, are new energy efficient windows to replace your old, outdated, energy draining windows. Check out the video: Read more

French Casement Windows

French Casement Windows can be an exceptional choice for your home. How do French Casement Windows differ from conventional Casement Windows, and when are they the preferred option? Let’s take a look at the unique features of these windows, and where you may want to place them in your home. Read more

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

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

Pop Out Windows

I came across this interesting concept for pop out windows and thought it would be fun to share. Architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia has developed a new style window which lets you enjoy a striking view of the sky without stepping outdoors. Garcia’s Pop Out Windows may revolutionize the way we think about windows in the future. The unique design offers countless new ways to incorporate windows into the architectural designs of new homes and offers new concepts for remodeling city apartments and upgrading older homes. Read more

Childproof Windows

Your home safety plan should include childproof windows. From a safety standpoint, the term childproof windows will encompass more than simply the window itself. You also need to consider the surrounding environment and access to the windows. This is especially important for second story windows. However, even first floor windows can be dangerous. They could be several feet above the ground if a steep grade falls away from your home. Read more

baby proof windows

New parents have a laundry list of things to consider when trying to keep their kids safe at home. Baby proof windows should be high on that list. According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, as many as 5,000 children experience window fall-related injuries each year. The 19-year study concluded that the average age of the children injured was 5 years old. It may be no surprise to some parents that almost 60 percent of the cases were boys. The stat that concerns parents most is that over 25 percent of the incidents resulted in serious injuries that required admission to a hospital. 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

Curved Window Glass

You may have seen high end homes or commercial building with curved window glass installed. While it looks pretty cool; I have often wondered how curved window glass is made. Would it be feasible to incorporate the curved glass into the average home? The answer is yes it can be done, but you better have deep pockets. Each individual piece of glass can take upwards of 6 hours to manufacture. So for the average homeowner, it sounds like flat glass windows is the way to go. Of course you can still obtain the curved effect using flat glass in the construction of a bay window. Read more